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Instructions for Authors−255−Synthesiology - English edition Vol.7 No.4 (2015) research ethics3.2 Structure3.2.1 The manuscript should include a title (including subtitle), abstract, the name(s) of author(s), institution/contact, main text, and keywords (about 5 words).3.2.2 Title, abstract, name of author(s), keywords, and institution/contact shall be provided in Japanese and English.3.2.3 The manuscript shall be prepared using word processors or similar devices, and printed on A4-size portrait (vertical) sheets of paper. The length of the manuscript shall be, about 6 printed pages including figures, tables, and photographs.3.2.4 Research papers and editorials shall have front covers and the category of the articles (research paper or editorial) shall be stated clearly on the cover sheets.3.2.5 The title should be about 10-20 Japanese characters (5-10 English words), and readily understandable for a diverse readership background. Research papers shall have subtitles of about 15-25 Japanese characters (7-15 English words) to help recognition by specialists.3.2.6 The abstract should include the thoughts behind the integration of technological elements and the reason for their selection as well as the scenario for utilizing the research results in society.3.2.7 The abstract should be 300 Japanese characters or less (125 English words). The Japanese abstract may be omitted in the English edition.3.2.8 The main text should be about 9,000 Japanese characters (3,400 English words).3.2.9 The article submitted should be accompanied by profiles of all authors, of about 200 Japanese characters (75 English words) for each author. The essential contribution of each author to the paper should also be included. Confirm that all persons who have made essential contributions to the paper are included.3.2.10 Discussion with reviewers regarding the research paper content shall be done openly with names of reviewers disclosed, and the Editorial Board will edit the highlights of the review process to about 3,000 Japanese characters (1,200 English words) or a maximum of 2 pages. The edited discussion will be attached to the main body of the paper as part of the article.3.2.11 If there are reprinted figures, graphs or citations from other papers, prior permission for citation must be obtained and should be clearly stated in the paper, and the sources should be listed in the reference list. A copy of the permission should be sent to the Publishing Secretariat. All verbatim quotations should be placed in quotation marks or marked clearly within the paper.3.3 Format3.3.1 The headings for chapters should be 1, 2, 3…, for subchapters, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3…, for sections, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, for subsections, 1.1.1.1, 1.1.1.2, 1.1.1.3.3.3.2 The chapters, subchapters, and sections should be enumerated. There should be one line space before each paragraph.3.3.3 Figures, tables, and photographs should be enumerated. They should each have a title and an explanation (about 20-40 Japanese characters or 10-20 English words), and their positions in the text should be clearly indicated.3.3.4 For figures, image files (resolution 350 dpi or higher) should be submitted. In principle, the final print will be in black and white.3.3.5 For photographs, image files (resolution 350 dpi or higher) should be submitted. In principle, the final print will be in black and white.3.3.6 References should be listed in order of citation in the main text.Journal – [No.] Author(s): Title of article, Title of journal (italic), Volume(Issue), Starting page-Ending page (Year of publication).Book – [No.] Author(s): Title of book (italic), Starting page-Ending page, Publisher, Place of Publication (Year of publication).Website – [No.] Author(s) name (updating year): Title of a web page, Name of a website (The name of a website is possible to be omitted when it is the same as an author name), URL, Access date.4 SubmissionOne printed copy or electronic file (Word file) of manuscript with a checklist attached should be submitted to the following address:Synthesiology Editorial Boardc/o Website and Publication Office, Public Relations Department, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)Tsukuba Central 2 , 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba 305-8568E-mail: The submitted article will not be returned.5 ProofreadingProofreading by author(s) of articles after typesetting is complete will be done once. In principle, only correction of printing errors are allowed in the proofreading stage. 6 ResponsibilityThe author(s) will be solely responsible for the content of the contributed article. 7 CopyrightThe copyright of the articles published in “Synthesiology” and “Synthesiology English edition” shall belong to the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST). Inquiries:Synthesiology Editorial Boardc/o Website and Publication Office, Public Relations Department, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)Tel: +81-29-862-6217 Fax: +81-29-862-6212E-mail:

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