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Before we pass on manuscripts to the Journal Editor, who is responsible for the scientific assessment, we perform an initial check against formal technical criteria (structure of submission, adherence to the Guide for Authors and English language usage).
We regret to inform you that your manuscript has failed in the initial formal technical criteria assessment.
(1) USE OF ENGLISH
In its current state, the level of English throughout your manuscript does not meet the journal's required standard. Authors have the responsibility to present papers in good English which can be understood by the journal's readership. If reviewers cannot understand your work as easily as possible, the acceptance possibility of your article will be lowered greatly.
We will NOT consider a revised version of your manuscript, unless it has received a complete re-writing to improve the level of English.
(2) STRUCTURE AND COMPLETENESS
Your manuscript is NOT in accordance with every aspect listed within the author guidelines. Your manuscript should include, but not be limited to, the comments mentioned below.
* In its current state, the level of English throughout your manuscript does not meet the journal's desired standard. Please check the manuscript and refine the language carefully.
"1. The manuscript submitted should not exceed 8 pages (including title, abstract, references, figures, tables and figure captions).
2. All the pages should be numbered sequentially in the manuscript of your submission.
3. All the figures should be cited in the text. Please do not cite without any number of the figure in the text. "
(3) FINAL WORD
If you thoroughly revise your manuscript in accordance with what is stated above in (1) and (2) we welcome you to resubmit it, however, we will again check your manuscript for adherence to technical criteria. Passing this is not a guarantee that your submission will subsequently proceed to the peer review process, which is a decision to be made at the sole discretion of the Editor.
PLEASE NOTE: Materials Letters would like to enrich online articles by displaying interactive figures that help the reader to visualize and explore your research results. For this purpose, we would like to invite you to upload figures in the MATLAB .FIG file format as supplementary material to our online submission system. Elsevier will generate interactive figures from these files and include them with the online article on SciVerseScienceDirect. If you wish, you can submit .FIG files along with your revised submission.
With ever-increasing standards of excellence in both research and publishing, it is in an author's best interest to make sure his/her paper is in its best possible form when submitted for publication - that includes the quality of the written English, accurate illustrations, adherence to the Guide for Authors, and the presentation of factual, accurate data.
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