Call for Papers

Papers presented at the European Meeting of Ferroelectricity (EMF-14) will be published in a Special Issue of the international journal Ferroelectrics.

No paper will be published without a transfer of copyright form and a transmittal form. Please send signed forms along with your manuscript to Professor Paul Muralt <[email protected]>.

Deadline for submission: August 15, 2019.

Please note that Ferroelectrics uses CrossCheck™ software to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to Ferroelectrics you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes.

Submission of Manuscripts: Electronic manuscripts for EMF-2019 should be sent to Professor Paul Muralt ([email protected], message subject “EMF2019 submission”). The manuscripts should be prepared using MS Word and also generated as a pdf. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a manuscript transmittal form and a Taylor and Francis copyright form. Both forms can be found at As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text.

Illustrations: Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:

  • 300 dpi or higher
  • sized to fit on journal page
  • EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
  • submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files

Color Reproduction: Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for print publication. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print.

Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets or files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All original figures should be clearly marked in pencil on the reverse side with the number, author’s name, and top edge indicated.

References: Identify references in the text by arabic numerals in brackets, and number consecutively in the Reference Section in order of their first mention. References should include: names of all contributing authors (last names first); title of article; title of journal (abbreviate according to the style of IndexMedicus) or book; volume number; location and name of publishing company (books only); inclusive pages; year of publication. Examples:


Freund PA: Ethical problems in human experimentation. N Engl JMed. 1965;273: 687-692.


Hill AB: Statistical Methods in Clinical and Preventative Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press; 1962.

Chapter in a Book:

Woolner LB: Recent advances in pulmonary cytology: Early detection and localization of occult lung cancer in symptomless males. In: Koss LG, Coleman DV, eds. Advances in Clinical Cytology. London: Butterworths; 1981:95-135.

Complimentary Policy and Reprints. Authors for whom we receive a valid email address will be provided an opportunity to purchase reprints of individual articles, or copies of the complete print issue.  These authors will also be given complimentary access to their final article on Taylor & Francis Online.  
Additional Instruction for the Authors:

  • Papers need to contain no more than 8-12 Ferroelectrics formatted pages
  • Please follow the instruction for the preparation of the manuscript
  • A paper copy needs also to be supplied along with the electronic word file at the first day of the conference
  • Authors can submit their papers before the meeting by electronic mail and bring the paper copy at the conference time

In addition, we shall also publish proceedings papers in the journal “Ferroelectrics”. It is the tradition to publish papers from EMF through this venue (see