1. The Journal of Semiconductors contains five categories of submissions starting in 2009: semiconductor physics, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices, semiconductor integrated circuits, and semiconductor technology.
2. IC, especially VLSI, has developed into an independent system or sub-system, which relates to various subjects, including:
(1) Algorithms, synergy between software and hardware, modular architecture, and logic nets;
(2) Circuit structure, physical layout, device performance, and process realization.
Technical articles concerned with research fields listed in (1) will not be considered for publication in JoS since such fields depart too much from the subject of semiconductors.
Circuit design includes RF, analog, and digital circuits. Articles related to design at the level of transistors, wherein the innovative features should lie in the theoretical analysis of the circuit, are consistent with the original academic preference of JoS. However, articles that present only a circuit structure and simulation that was carried out for verification will not be deemed to contain sufficient academic significance.
Analog and digital circuits can be presented without technological realization; however, RF circuits must be realized technologically. This is because (1) RF circuits are deeply dependent on the parasitic parameters, and (2) EDA tools for RF circuits are less mature than those for analog and digital circuits.
3. Articles that present integrated circuits must have the contents relevant to semiconductors, such as devices’ design, structure, parameter optimization, and parameter extraction method when designing IC circuits; use, handling or extension of device physical effects in IC design; layout design features and optimization. If the articles that present integrated circuits only describe a simple circuit, the improvement of system itself, circuit theory, or circuit algorithm, etc, it is more appropriate to publish such articles in Acta Electronica Sinica, Journal of Circuits and Systems, and other relevant journals.
In addition, presentation of VLSI designs and SOC designs should focus on the chip, such as the effect of the physical parameters of the chip on the circuit performance.
4. The editorial office will send the PDF proof of the manuscript to the authors by email, before half of month that the manuscript will be published. Please the authors carefully check the proof, and return the corrected version by email to the editorial office in time. Only essential corrections should be made. If proofs reach the authors during an absence of which the editorial office has not been informed, or if the proofs are not returned sufficiently quickly, the editorial office may publish the manuscript without the authors’ corrections, and the editorial office cannot accept responsibility for any errors in the manuscript.
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