Chemical Vapor Deposition

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Online ISSN: 1521-3862

Notice to Authors

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CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD) is an international peer-reviewed journal dealing with the chemistry, physics, and engineering of chemical vapor deposition and related technologies, and is published in English. An interdisciplinary approach from authors is encouraged. The chemistry and physics of metal-, semiconductor-, and ceramic-CVD precursors forms a core area of interest, as do the physical parameters of the process itself, and the characteristics and performances of the deposited materials. CVD publishes stringently refereed Reviews, Full Papers, and Short Communications, along with Essays, and correspondence. CVD is published twelve times a year.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts can be submitted online via the journal homepage ( by clicking on Online Submission in the right-hand menu, and following the simple instructions. In order to submit a manuscript you will need a single Microsoft Word file that contains the text and all figures and tables integrated at the place in the text at which they are mentioned. Alternatively, a correctly formatted pdf file of the manuscript can be submitted directly using this service. Authors of all articles will receive acknowledgement of receipt of their manuscript. All contributions are subject to refereeing and/or assessment by the editor. Authors are required to inform the editorial office of all manuscripts submitted, soon to be submitted, or in press at other journals that have a bearing on the manuscript being submitted.

On notification of acceptance of your manuscript for publication, a file containing the final (revised) version should be sent to the editor. Word is preferred for the text file which should contain the text, references, figure captions, and tables. Figures should be supplied in electronic form, preferably as TIF or EPS files of at least 300 dpi resolution if color or half-tone images. Line drawings and plots should be saved as Word-embedded files. The original files should also be included.

Language: Papers must be written in clear and correct English.

Reprints can be ordered when the proofs are returned to the publisher.Reprints rates are also available from the Editorial Office on request.

Categories of Contribution

Review articles should not exceed 25 typewritten pages and can include up to 20 camera-ready display items (figures and tables). Reviews are peer-reviewed and give a critical overview of a particular field, providing the reader with an appreciation of the importance of the work, a summary of recent developments, a balanced discussion of problems and progress, and well-selected literature coverage. The manuscript can be divided up into appropriate sections. A passport-type photo and a short summary of the career to-date of the correspondence author(s) (maximum three) should be included. An abstract and five keywords should be given at the top of the manuscript. Reviews are usually written on invitation. Other authors wishing to submit a Review article should discuss the article with the editors at an early stage.

Full papers report peer-reviewed comprehensive details of completed studies, whether experimental or theoretical, and have well-developed discussions, background information, and literature coverage. An abstract of up to 100 words should describe the main results and conclusions of the paper. The manuscript can be divided into sections in the following order: introduction, results, discussion, conclusions, experimental, references. Full Papers should be limited to 15 typewritten pages plus no more than 8 display items (figures and tables). Five keywords should be given at the top of the manuscript.

Short communications are unsolicited, peer-reviewed, short reports of outstanding novel findings which have important implications for specialists in the field. There should be no section headings except for an Experimental section (where appropriate) at the end of the article before the references. The first paragraph should summarize the reasons for undertaking the work, and the main conclusions that can be drawn (there should be no abstract). The final paragraph should summarize the major findings of the paper. Short Communications should be limited to 6 typewritten pages plus references and no more than 4 display items (figures and tables).

Journal/Software/Book Reviews are usually written on invitation, but suggestions for products/topics/reviewers are always welcome.

Manuscript Styling

Authors are encouraged to consult recent issues of the journal for examples of format.

Manuscripts should be typed, with double line spacing, on one side of the paper only. The first names, other initials, and surnames of all authors should be given, along with full postal addresses and e-mail address of the correspondence author, who should be designated by a star. Reference lists and figure legends should be submitted on separate sheets. Copies of relevant manuscripts in press or submitted elsewhere should be included, clearly marked as such.

IUPAC nomenclature should be used when naming compounds. A full guide to nomenclature and terminology can be found at the IUPAC web site

Data from X-ray structures should be deposited with the CCDC for organic and organometallic compounds and at the FIZ for inorganic compounds prior to manuscript submission. For further details refer to the guidelines for deposition of X-ray data. Data deposited with CCDC should be referenced as follows: "CCDC nnnnnn (number) contains the supplementary crystallographic data for this paper. These data can be obtained free of charge from The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre via".

Artwork should be marked individually and clearly with the author’s name and the figure number. Figures with several parts are permitted only if the parts are closely related either experimentally or logically. Suggestions can be made for cover picture designs. Photographs should be supplied in electronic format. See the guidelines to submission of graphical material for further information.

Color Artwork can be reproduced free of charge.

Tables should be subdivided by three horizontal lines only (two marking the header, one at the base). Footnotes in tables are denoted [a], [b], [c], etc.

References should be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text[1] as superscripts in square brackets.[2-5] Only papers that are published or accepted for publication should be referenced. The footnote option provided by many text programs should not be used. Journals titles should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI). In citing the literature, the format below should be followed as an example:


[1] D.-L. Schulz, T. J. Marks, Adv. Mater. 1994, 6, 719.
[2] H. Fujimori, K. Osada, Chem. Lett. 1994, 456.
[3] A.-C. Jones, C.-R. Whitehouse, J.-S. Roberts, Chem. Vap. Deposition 1995, 1, 65.


[4] Chemical Vapor Deposition: Principles and Applications (Eds: M.-L. Hitchman, K.-F. Jensen), Academic Press, London 1993.
[5] H. G. Elias, An Introduction to Polymer Science, 2nd ed., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim 1997.
[6] W. Gladfelter, in The Chemistry of Metal CVD (Eds: T.-T. Kodas, M. Hampden-Smith), VCH, Weinheim 1994.