About the Magazine

The XAS Research Review is a newly started web magazine which reports the front end of the relevant topics of x-ray absorption and related phenomena. The submission of manuscript is encouraged while the editorial board ask experts to contribute highlights of research. The magazine is expected to provide the registered IXAS members the cutting-edge research, reviews, news, and correspondents.
To subscribe the magazine, one needs to log in using id and password for the IXAS registration.

The details of electronic manuscript submission is available elsewhere. The categories of the magazine are:

  • NEWS

For all categories, color image and short movies can be accepted. One of the advantage of web magazine is that one can show graphics, photo images, compute simulations, short movies and animations which are difficult to appear in scientific journals. Also the manuscript can be linked to additional information that helps the readers understanding.
The magazine is planned to be monthly, or twelve issues in one year. The earlier issues can be easily viewed.

We sincerely hope that the magazine project will be successful and appreciate your understanding and supports.

Editor in Chief
Hiroyuki Oyanagi


Publishing Policy

XAS Research Review is a semi-open access* scientific magazine which covers x-ray absorption and related phenomena published by the IXAS regularly at its official home page. The IXAS is an international scientific organization representing all those working on the fine structure associated with inner shell excitation (near edge and extended) by various probes (e.g. x-rays and electrons), and related techniques for which the data is interpreted on the same physical basis (XAS, EXAFS, XAFS, XANES, NEXAFS etc). The purpose of the web magazine is to provide IXAS members up-to-date research reports from experts for promoting and developing XAS and related disciplines. XAS Research Review will provide reports on the recent highlights, reviews, news and correspondence from facilities, which are complementary details omitted in conventional scientific journals. Articles will cover all relevant topics from state-of-the-art accelerator technology to instrumentations. We encourage all members of the IXAS to subscribe this magazine.

* Open access is limited to the registered members of the IXAS. To subscribe the magazine, one needs to log in the web.

Categories considered are the following:


Future Issue

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Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online Manuscript Submission System (MSS). Regardless of the source of the word-processing tool, only electronic PDF (.pdf) or Word (.doc) files can be submitted through the MSS. There is no page limit but for easy reading, we recommend a compact article with figures photos or illustrations. Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid electronic publication. The submitting author takes responsibility for the materials contained in the manuscript. If for some technical reason submission through the MSS is not possible, the author can contact the editorial team for support.

Terms of Submission

Articles must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere. The article, however, is allowed to use published materials with permissions with publishers with proper references. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the relevant institution. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to the chief editor.

Peer Review

Articles are not classified as original scientific papers and manuscripts are not subject to conventional peer-review process. However, to keep high standards and avoid misunderstanding of readers, the editors and coeditors will give proper assistance and recommendations to the author(s). All manuscripts are subject to meet standards of academic excellence and updated information. The submitting author will be guided during the submission process for technical editing by the editorial board. The authors will be responsible for the copyrights of published materials and should obtain the permission for the use of published materials from the publishers.

XAS Research Review is an limited access scientific magazine. Access charge is not needed but access (subscription) is limited to registered members.

Architecture of text

1. Title and Authorship Information

The following information should be included
* Article title
* Full author names
* Full institutional mailing addresses
* Email addresses (If the author requests, the e-mail address will not be shown)

2. Abstract

The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 150 words. The first couple of sentence will be used as a brief description of the article.

3. Introduction

4. Text

5. Acknowledgments

All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the text before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

6. References

Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., "reported by Jones [9]"; "appeared elsewhere [9, 10]"). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed.

7. Preparation of Figures

Each figure should be integrated in the paper body and should be cited in a consecutive order. Each figure is subject to resizing to fit into the high quality (300 dpi). The labels of the figures are also subject to resizing to be of minimum 8pt. Format of illustrations as well as images can be jpg, gif, tiff and png.

8. Preparation of Tables

Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading.


Corrected proofs will be sent to the author(s) by e-mail. The authors should respond to the editor's inquiry within 2-3 days.


Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of suitable regulations of electronic publication, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.
The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.
Neither the authors, the editors, nor the IXAS can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The IXAS makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

Tag and categories

For database purpose, each article should have tag and categories. Here for a standard tag, PACS codes are used. Categories are found in the list below. The author(s) should put the relevant tag (up to two) and categories (up to two) in the first page.

Examples of tag and category

* 92.10.Lq,
* 92.10.ah

* Fluids & rheology,
* Geophysics

* Acoustics
* Astronomy, space, and cosmology
* Atomic physics
* Biological physics
* Chemical and molecular physics
* Computers and computational physics
* Condensed-matter physics
* Education
* Employment and careers
* Energy research & technology
* Facilities
* Fluids & rheology
* Geophysics
* History & biography
* International science
* Low-temperature physics
* Materials science
* Mechanics and electromagnetism
* Metrology and fundamental constants
* Microscopy
* Microstructures and nanostructures
* Nonlinear science & chaos
* Nuclear & particle physics
* Optics
* Plasmas and fusion
* Quantum physics
* Scientific societies and awards
* Sociology & philosophy of science
* Statistical physics & thermodynamics
* Technology & engineering
* Theory & mathematical physics
* US science policy & politics


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