Instruction for Authors (Download: Chinese)
Chinese Physics B (Chin. Phys. B), formerly titled Chinese Physics, is an international comprehensive academic journal, aiming to publish “original research papers”, "rapid communications”, “reviews”, “Data papers” , and "Instrumentation and Measurement" papers on the latest developments and achievements in all branches of physics worldwide except nuclear physics and physics of elementary particles and fields. The journal is published monthly in English by the Chinese Physical Society (CPS) and the IOP Publishing.
Chin. Phys. B has already been included in six world famous international index systems including SCI, EI, Scopus, and INSPEC.
Chin. Phys. B accepts manuscripts that neither have been published in any form nor are currently under consideration for publication at any other journal. Meanwhile, the copyright transfer agreement, whose form can be found and downloaded from the website of Chin. Phys. B, should be signed. A scanned copy of the signed copyright transfer agreement should be uploaded in the full text uploading webpage during the manuscript submission process.
Chin. Phys. B has four sections: (1) Original research papers: Reports of original research of high importance. (2) Rapid Communications: Rapid reports of primary results of a research project or short reports of novel discoveries with common interest. (3) Reviews: Summation of and comment on the recent advances in a specific research area including perspective of the further development of the subject. Review of the research achievements made by a scientist or a group of scientists who have systematically worked on the subject will be most encouraged. The review is required to include the authors' own substantial works. (4) Data Papers: The Data Paper is dedicated to publishing original and important resources（datasets）that are of high value and interest to a broad readership in physical sciences. Manuscripts reporting datasets or a major informational database should contain new insights derived from an analysis of the data sets. Data Articles can be organized like Research Articles and have no critical limits on the length and figure/table numbers. To assure the reuse of the dataset, more detailed description is required in the Method section, including research methods, the obtained data source, and data usage notes (such as the URL link, software used, and date file types). The data will be deposited in an accredited data repository. (5) Instrumentation and Measurement: The Instrumentation and Measurement paper focuses on new developments in physical instrumentation, apparatuses, techniques of experimental measurement, and related theoretical analysis. All submitted manuscripts should contain the uncertainty, precision and/or accuracy of the measurements presented. Manuscript should emphasize the novelty of the proposed method and demonstrate its performance using examples or applications.
The research results should be sufficiently novel and interesting to physical scientists. The manuscripts should be well organized and clearly written in English without any mistake in grammar. The manuscript should be prepared using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, including figures, photos, and tables (if any) arranged in appropriate place(s) in its text.
The items included in the manuscript should be arranged as follows: 1) full title of the manuscript; 2) author's name; 3) author's affiliation; 4) abstract; 5) keywords; 6) PACS numbers, no more than 4 sets; 7) main text; 8) acknowledgements; 9) supporting organization(s), as a footnote on the first page; and 10) references. Special attention should be paid to both the title and the keywords, which will be indexed in major databases and searched for by readers via Internet. Accurate and informative title and keywords are very helpful to attract the readers' more attention.
For more information on how to prepare your manuscript, please see the "How to prepare your manuscript" at cpb.iphy.ac.cn/EN/column/column30.shtml). And then the full manuscript should be submitted to the editorial office of Chin. Phys. B through our electronic submission system at website http://cpb.iphy.ac.cn.
All manuscripts submitted to Chin. Phys. B are pre-reviewed by editors. Those passing the pre-review will be sent to referees. Sometimes we will send the author revised manuscript to the referees for finial recommendation. The editor-in-chief and the associate editors of Chin. Phys. B will make the final decision according to the peer review reports and the authors’ revisions.
Chin. Phys. B opens a “Green Channel” for excellent research work recommended by the editorial board members or referees. These results will be reviewed and published in a very short time..
The author should keep the original manuscript and the manuscript accession number. If the author is not informed that his manuscript is accepted three months after submitting his manuscript, he may treat it at will, but he should inform the editorial office of Chin. Phys. B about the retreat.