July 1, 2020
Kazuhiko Mase (editor in chief)
The Photon Factory Activity Report 2020 is the 38th volume of the PF Activity Report (PFACR) that will summarize all scientific activities at the PF during FY2020 (from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021). This is an experimental report about the experiments conducted at the Photon Factory. Every principal investigator needs to submit, in principle, at least one user report per research program. If you have already submitted your report to a past volume of PFACR, you do not need to submit a new report. However, we welcome new reports if you have new results concerning your research program. Your contribution is greatly appreciated as valuable support for the scientific activities of the Photon Factory.
We are now receiving users' reports for FY2020. This volume will summarize the results of users' scientific research performed at the Photon Factory during FY2020. However, since the analysis and interpretation of experimental results often requires a considerable amount of time after the experiments have been completed, the above-mentioned time period need not be strictly adhered to. Every report we receive is published on our website after a quick check by our staff.
We look forward to receiving your report.
Note: PFACR consisted of two parts: Part A, "Highlights and Facility Report" and Part B, "Users’ Reports" until 2014. However, Part A will be renewed as the new booklet, “PF Highlights” from 2015. As for Part B, there is no change and user reports will be edited as before.
We accept users' reports throughout the year. Please submit your report as soon as it is ready.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: June 30, 2021(JST)
Any reports submitted after the deadline will be published in the next volume.
Please use the "Users' report template" (MS-Word) and follow the instructions below.
Enter the e-mail address of the corresponding author correctly, and click the button.
Fig. 1 Submission Process STEP 1
Fill out the form keeping in mind the following instructions.
After filling out the form, click the button.
Fig. 2 Submission process STEP 2
The input information will be displayed first. Note that submission is NOT complete at this stage. You will need to click the button.
Fig. 3 Submission process STEP 3
After submission, an e-mail will be automatically sent to the corresponding author. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few hours, please contact the editorial board.
Your manuscript will be published on our website after a quick check by our staff. If there are any problems with the manuscript, we will ask you to revise your manuscript. Note that it usually takes several days or several weeks for your manuscript to be uploaded to our website.
Q. For my research program, which is valid for several years, should I submit a user report every year?
A. You do not need to submit a user report every year. Only one user report is mandatory for each research program.
Q. For my research program, which expired several years ago, should I submit a user report?
A. For research programs that expired within the three previous years without submission of a user report, please consider submitting a user report. We will also receive users' reports of research programs that expired more than three years ago if there are any rational reasons.
Q. I was not assigned any beamtime. Should I submit a user report?
A. If for some reason you were not able to conduct your experiment at the Photon Factory, please submit a brief report of the program instead of a user report.
Q. My experiment turned out to be a failure. Should I submit a user report?
A. Even if your experiment was not successful, please submit a user report. Your failure report might result in improvements in the experimental environment or might be helpful for other researchers who are planning similar experiments.
Q. I am preparing for a paper. May I submit my user report after the publication of my paper?
A. Please submit your user report as soon as possible after the publication of your paper.
Q. I am preparing for an application for a patent. May I submit my user report after I obtain the patent?
A. Please submit your user report as soon as possible after obtaining a patent.