XII International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes
ISPE-12
29 August - 3 September 2010
Padova, Italy
Instructions for Authors
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Oral Presentations

For the oral presentations, the following equipment will be present:
• laptops with XP or Windows 2000 and Microsoft Office Power Point; we prefer presentations on CD or USB flash memory.
• digital projector
• an overhead projector for transparencies only upon a request.

Poster Presentations
The maximum size for a poster is 900mm (width) x 1200mm (height). The poster board will be full white board. Pins are not allowed. Please use tape. Authors need to be present at their posters for discussion with attendees during the session. Subsequently, it is each author’s responsibility to remove his/her poster. Organizers assume no responsibility for posters left up after Friday, September 3rd at 18:00 (6:00 pm).




Submission of papers

General Information
The contributions presented at the 12th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes may be submitted, on invitation, for the publication on Special Issues of the following international, “peer-reviewed” journals: Electrochimica Acta (EA); the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE); Solid State Ionics (SSI) will also host a collection of contributions presented at ISPE-12 in its regular issues.

- The Special Issue of EA will be focused on the electrochemistry of polymer electrolytes and ionic liquids and on their application in electrochemical devices;
- The Special Issue of IJHE will be focused on all the aspects of the science and technology of proton-conducting materials for applications in hydrogen-based systems and devices;
- The contributions sent to SSI will be focused on the basic aspects of the chemistry, physics and materials science of polymer electrolytes and ionic liquids.

Guidelines from EA:
A selection of papers from the 12th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes will be published in a Special Issue of Electrochimica Acta edited by Prof. Vito Di Noto. Submissions for the EA Special Issue will be on invitation only. The deadline for the submission has been extended to
November 30th, 2010. The procedure for the selection of papers follows below in the “Submission Steps” section.

Guidelines from IJHE:
A selection of papers should be collected by the Guest Editor, Prof. Vito Di Noto, and sent to the Editorial Office of IJHE for an initial screening. After that, the authors will be invited to submit their contributions to the Special Issue of IJHE for the ‘peer-review’ process.

Guidelines from SSI:
The papers should be collected by the Guest Editor, Prof. Vito Di Noto, for an initial screening; the authors will be invited to submit their manuscripts to SSI for the ‘peer-review’ process.


Submission Steps
1. On the basis of the guidelines required by the Editorial Offices of the Journals, the authors of the manuscripts are invited to submit their contributions to the Guest Editor, Prof. Vito Di Noto, for a first screening. The submission is carried out in the ISPE-12 website at the following URL: http://www.chimica.unipd.it/ispe12/submission.html The deadline for this submission has been extended to October 30th.











2.
The final invitation of the contributions to be submitted to the Special Issues will be communicated to the authors by the Guest Editor within
November 25th.

3. The final submission of invited papers to the Special Issues should be carried out by
November 30th. The technical details will be communicated to the authors together with the final invitation letter by E-mail.


A. For the papers invited to be submitted on EA, the following instructions are provided:

1) Go to: http://ees.elsevier.com/electacta/
2) Click on the "Submit Paper" option from the top menu
3) Enter your user name and password (first time users will have to register)
4) After entering the title of your manuscript, please select "Special Issue ISPE-12" as the ‘Article Type’
5) Select Sergio Trasatti as the Editor
6) Follow the remaining step-by-step instructions to submit your paper


Further Information:


- The deadline to submit the manuscripts to the "Special Issue ISPE-12" of Electrochimica Acta is
November 30th, 2010.
- It is necessary to follow carefully the "Guide for Authors" of Electrochimica Acta during the preparation of the manuscripts. The "Guide for Authors" of Electrochimica Acta can be downloaded from the online submission site: http://ees.elsevier.com/electacta/  
- In the cover letter of each manuscript the authors are to mention that the contribution is intended for the "Special Issue ISPE-12".
 
Should any technical problem arise, or if technical questions must be answered during the submission process, the authors should contact Elsevier Author's Support at: authorsupport@elsevier.com. If you have any questions on the submission and reviewing process, please contact the Editorial Office: electrochim.acta@unimi.it

It is to be pointed out that the acceptance of an abstract for the conference does not imply an automatic acceptance of the manuscript for Electrochimica Acta.


B. For the papers invited to be submitted on IJHE:

Instructions will be provided in the final invitation letter.


C. For the papers invited to be submitted on SSI:

Instructions will be provided in the final invitation letter.
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