Guide for Authors


Manuscripts should be submitted in Word and PDF electronic editions to the Editorial Office of New Carbon Materials, e-mail:

Manuscript Preparation

1. Manuscripts are to be written in English. All papers are to be submitted in English. Manuscripts should be proof-read and have English language errors corrected before submission as we may have to return papers due to poor language usage. Elsevier has negotiated with five different language editing companies to provide their services to our authors at favourable rates. You will find a listing of these companies which provide pre-submission language editing on

Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher.

English Language

2. Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:Title, Name(s) of author(s) and affiliation(s), Abstract, Five keywords, Introduction, Experimental (methods, techniques and materials studied), Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Appendices, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figure captions, Figures.
Abstract1. The abstract should not be longer than 250 words with a concise and factual description of the contents and conclusions as well as an indication of any new findings.
Tables1. Tables should be typed/printed out on separate pages, and added to the manuscript. Each table should have a brief and self explanatory title.
2. Explanations, essential to the understanding of the table, should be given in the footnotes at the bottom of the table.
Illustrations1. All illustrations should be supplied on separate sheets, not stuck below or folded.
2. Use the bar scale in illustrations, instead of numerical scales, that must be changed with reduction.
3. Each illustration should be accompanied by a caption and explanations should be given in the caption. Color illustrations should be avoided.
4. Photographs are acceptable only if they have good contrast and intensity. Sharp and glossy copies are required. Reproductions of photographs already printed cannot be accepted.
References1. References should be arranged strictly in the order in which they appear in the text. Unpublished work must be referred to in the text and not included in the reference list.
2. Use the following layout to present references:

[1] Mordkovich V Z, Baxendale M, Yoshimura S, et al. Intercalation into nanotubes. Carbon, 1996, 34(10): 1301-1303.

[2] Lovell D R. Carbon and High-Performance Fibers Directory. 5th ed., London: Chapman and Hall, 1991: 66.

[3] Mochida I, Korai Y. Chemical characterization and preparation of the carbonaceous mesophase. In: Bacha J D, Newman J W, White J L, eds. Petroleum-Derived Carbons. Washington DC: ACS, 1986, 29-31.

[4] Su J, Li G, Hao Z. The research and application of copper impregnated coarse-grain graphite throat.23rd Int'l Biennial Conference on Carbon, Extended Abstract and Program, July 18-23, Pennsylvania 1997, 256-258.

[5] Shigeki T, Jinichi M, Hiroshi H. Manufacture of mesocarbon microbeads. JP 61-222913, 1986.

[6] Jones L E. The Effect of Boron on Carbon Fiber Microstructure and Reactivity. Ph.D. Thesis. Penn State University, University Park, PA 1987.

Note: For the references with more than three authors, please give the first three ones and use "et al" for the rest ones.
Formulae1. Give the meaning of all symbols immediately after the equation in which they are first used.
2. Equations should be numbered serially at the right-hand side and in parentheses. In general, only equations explicitly referred to in the text need to be numbered.

ProofsOne set of proofs will be sent to the author(s) to be carefully checked for typeset errors. Only typeset errors could be corrected. No changes in, or additions to, the edited manuscript will be accepted.