KEY DATES
November 20, 2011
Registration online
November 20, 2011
Abstract submission
January 31, 2012
Extension to Abstract Submission Deadline
March 8, 2012
Abstract acceptance notification
April 15, 2012
Early bird registration deadline
June 10, 2012
Registration online closes
June 17, 2012
Meeting starts
Special Issues

Registered participants presenting their work at SPEA7 will have the possibility to publish full papers in Special Issues of the following journals: Papers will be subjected to the regular, strict refereeing procedures of the journals.
In addition, works presented in SPEA7 will be published as:
  • Graphical abstracts / Hard-Copy: ISBN 978-989-97667-3-0
  • Full abstracts / Soft-Copy (e-book): ISBN 978-989-97667-4-7

Special Issues General Guidelines

  1. Authors who have expressed their intention to submit their works to a "Special Issue of 7TH EUROPEAN MEETING ON SOLAR CHEMISTRY AND PHOTOCATALYSIS: ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS (SPEA 7)" are welcome to proceed to the corresponding web sites of the preferred journals, following the links given below.
  2. Registered authors will receive an invitation Letter confirming their status.
  3. Only registered authors who made their preliminary request will be allowed to submit to those journals.
  4. Deadline for uploading manuscript will be June 30th, 2012. No extension allowed.
  5. VERY IMPORTANT: No more than 7000 words equivalent (including abstract, text, figures, tables and references). Take into account that a figure or table is equivalent to 400 words. Lack of adherence to this limit will result in immediate rejection.
  6. Papers will be submitted to regular peer reviewing upon submission. The manuscripts need to be of high novelty and the scientific content needs to be of high quality. The text needs to be original and should not contain any sections that have been previously published by the authors or other researchers in previous articles in the literature. The journals screen manuscripts for plagiarism (including self-­-plagiarism). The quality of figures and Tables needs to be excellent.
  7. For other journal specific guidelines on manuscript preparation, please refer to the corresponding Guide for Authors of the appropriate publication.

CATALYSIS TODAY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS (invitation letter needed)

Managing and Guest Editors:
  • Dr. Sixto Malato, Managing Guest Editor (MGE)
  • Dr. Pilar Fernández-Ibañez
  • Dr. Joaquim Luís Faria
The articles should be written according to journal instructions (available at journal web pages), except for # 5 above (max. 7000 words), which need to be strictly respected. Article should be through with Elsevier Editorial System (EES) service.

Please, specify in the STEP 1 ("Select an Article Type") that the article is for the "Special Issue of 7TH EUROPEAN MEETING ON SOLAR CHEMISTRY AND PHOTOCATALYSIS: ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS (SPEA 7)".

A cover letter is needed where you should also include:
  • 2 contact authors per article with correct e-mail address.
  • 4 possible "referees" per article that you think are sufficiently capable of reviewing your article (name, e-mail and complete address).
In addition, you should also include in the last step the invitation letter from SPEA7 as "letter of invitation of the guest editors".

PHOTOCHEMICAL & PHOTOBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

Managing and Guest Editors:
  • Dr. Sixto Malato, Managing Guest Editor (MGE)
  • Dr. Joaquim Luís Faria
The articles should be written according to journal instructions and journal template (available at journal web pages "submit an article"), except for # 5 above (max. 7000 words), which need to be strictly respected. ALWAYS INCLUDE PAGE NUMBERS.

Please, specify in the STEP 1 (manuscript submission process at PPS web pages) that the article is for the "Special Issue of 7TH EUROPEAN MEETING ON SOLAR CHEMISTRY AND PHOTOCATALYSIS: ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS (SPEA 7)". You should also include:
  • 2 contact authors per article with correct e-mail address.
  • 4 possible "referees" per article that you think are sufficiently capable of reviewing your article (name, e-mail and complete address).

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS (invitation letter needed)

Managing and Guest Editors:
  • Prof. Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou, Managing Guest Editor (MGE)
  • Prof. Orlando M. Alfano
  • Prof. Dionissios Mantzavinos
  • Dr. Gianluca Li Puma
  • Dr. Adrián M.T. Silva
The articles should be written according to journal instructions (available at the CEJ web pages), except for # 5 above (max. 7000 words), which need to be strictly respected.

Article should be through with Elsevier Editorial System (EES) service.

The manuscripts need to be of high novelty and the scientific content needs to be of high quality. The text needs to be original and should not contain any sections that have been previously published by the authors or other researchers in previous articles in the literature. CEJ screens manuscript for plagiarism (including self-­-plagiarism). The quality of figures and Tables needs to be excellent.

ALWAYS INCLUDE PAGE NUMBERS (and LINE NUMBERS if possible) in the text.

Please select "ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS (SPEA 7)-Dionysiou" as "Article Type" in the submission process.

You should also include:
  • correct/most recent e-­-mails of the corresponding author and all other authors.
  • 4 possible "referees" per article that you think are sufficiently capable of reviewing your article (name, e-­-mail and complete address required).
Do not forget to include Highlights and Graphical Abstract following the guidelines. We recommend you be creative on the development of Graphical Abstract so it is of outstanding quality and novelty, and depicts the center content of the article/study so it can attract the interest of potential readers.

In addition, you should also include in the last step the invitation letter from SPEA7 as "letter of invitation of the guest editors".

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