Guide for Authors

Please prepare your manuscript according to ACERP format. Failure to meet the ACERP standard format will result postpone or rejection by the journal office.

ACERP's Article Template (APA format) 

  ACERP Copyright Form 

ACERP Conflict of Interest and Authorship Conformation Form 


Manuscript Preparation

All articles should concisely be written in US English. Clarity and precision are best achieved by the use of simple words and short sentences. Articles not satisfying the language requirements will not be accepted.

1. Format

The typescript should be double-spaced on A4 pages (21×29.7cm). This applies also to tables, legends for illustrations and figures, references and footnotes.

2. Title

Articles should be headed by a concise but informative title. The first letter of each word should be in caps lock.

3. Authors

The title must be followed by the names of the authors, name and address of faculty and university in which the experimental work has been performed. The Affiliation, phone number, and email address of all authors should be written in the journal homepage and the article (Department, Faculty, University, City, and Country). ACERP editorial office is very strict about the changes in author’s addition or deletion after submitting the manuscript. Therefore, it is emphasized to take care about this matter before submission.

4. Abstract

All articles should have an English abstract on a separate paragraph. The references should not be addressed in English abstract. 
The abstract (preferably 150-250 words) should comprise a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the article as well as an indication of any new information presented. Complete sentences should be used, without unfamiliar abbreviations or Jargon. The use of the present tense is customary.

5. Keywords

Authors are requested to provide 3-5 keywords. These keywords will be used for search and retrieval, as well as indexing.

6. Text

All articles should have a strong and reasonable Introduction. This should state the reasons for the work, with brief reference to previous works on the subject. The novel points of the article must be highlighted in the last paragraph of the introduction. Main section titles should be in caps lock. Plain and standard English should be used for preparation of the text.

7. Figures

All figures must be clear with high quality and resolution (400-600 dpi), which are uploaded in separate files at the submission time.

8. Tables

Careful thought should be given to the layout of tables (and figures) so that the significance of the results may be quickly grasped by the busy reader. It should also be remembered that the length of a printed page is always larger than its width. Tables with only two or three headings are best printed horizontally. The words "Table" and "Figure" are to be provided in the heading and legend of tables and figures, respectively. Tables are to be numbered serially with arabic numerals, and should have headings which make their general meaning understandable without reference to the text. The units in which results are expressed should be given in parentheses at the top of each column and should not be repeated on each line of the table. Footnotes should be indicated by the use of lower case letters (a, b, c, etc.) as superscripts without parentheses.

9. Illustrations

Photographs and electron micrographs should be black and white glossy prints and as rich in contrast as possible. Where magnifications are concerned, it is preferable to indicate the scale by means of a line on the photograph.

10. Symbols, formula, and equations

Symbols, formula, and equations should be written with great care, capital and lower case letters being distinguished where necessary.
Greek letters and unusual symbols employed for the first time should be defined by name in the left-hand margin. The multiplication sign should be used in floating point numbers to avoid confusion, i.e., 4.25×105, not 4.25.105. The decimal point should always be denoted by a full stop. The word "equation" should be written completely. Equations must be insert with “Math Type” program. Copy and paste the equation is not accepted. Equations should not be written with Italic fonts.

11. Acknowledgements

An acknowledgements section is required before references section.

12. References

The references should be numbered consecutively throughout the text and should be collected in a reference list (headed References) at the end of article along with the related DOI. All references are formatted according to the style of the journal (APA style).
The references list should not include material that could more appropriately appear as a footnote. Authors should ensure that every reference appearing in the text is in the list of references and vice versa. Numerals for references are enclosed in square brackets in the text, e.g., [1].

In the list of references, the names and initials of all authors must be given.
This journal should be cited as advanced ceramics progress (ACERP).

For further details, please see the ACERP's Article Template (APA format) .


13. Copyright Form

The scanned original copyright form signed by all authors should be uploaded at the time of submission. Upon submitting an article, authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by an Open Access Creative Commons license.  Under the terms of this license (, authors retain ownership of the copyright of their articles. However, the license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and the source of the work. The license ensures that the article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any scientific archive.