Guide for Authors

Instruction for Authors

Journal of Holography Applications in Physics (JHAP) accept the following categories:

Review Articles:Critically evaluate recent developments in a specific area of interest to the readership. They are normally invited; authors wishing to submit a review are requested to first contact the chief editor.

Regular Articles:Report original research which has not been previously published or submitted, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Scientific Notes and Letters: These are the "Rapid Communication" type of article. The requirements for these types of articles are more stringent than for a regular article, since they are highlighted for their relevance and importance. If an article is not of sufficient interest or importance to be published as scientific notes and letters, it may be changed to and suitable as a regular article. At the submission of scientific notes and letters, authors should provide a brief motivation, of less than 200 words, as to why their manuscript should be published as scientific notes and letters.


Manuscript submission:

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any compensation claims.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and the online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.


The online submission:

Please register and use the online submission system to upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen. Please ensure you provide all relevant editable source files. Failing to submit these source files might cause unnecessary delays in the review and production process.

Manuscript Organization

For downloading the article template, please click HERE. The manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the journal website at

In order to prevent time-out errors, especially if your manuscript contains many files, we recommend that you upload the pdf file as main document and the source files in zipped folder.

Please provide a single file containing your manuscript at primary submission. You can upload your sources file (Latex, word, eps figures, …) when submit revision.


Title page

Please make sure your title page contains the following information:


The title should be concise and informative.

Author information

1- The name(s) of the author(s)

2- The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department), city, (state), country

3- A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author

4- If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)

If the address information is provided with the affiliation(s), it will also be published.

For authors that are (temporarily) unaffiliated, we will only capture their city and country of residence, not their e-mail address, unless specifically requested.


Please provide an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Funding (information that explains whether and by whom the research was supported)

Conflicts of interest/Competing interests (include appropriate disclosures): attach the corresponding form when submitting the paper.

Availability of data and material (data transparency)

Code availability (software application or custom code)



For the first (initial) submissions, we require a single file containing your manuscript as a minimum (Word or PDF). While full source files for LaTeX submissions are encouraged, we understand that you may prefer to submit only a PDF at this stage.

For revised submissions, we strongly recommend uploading the editable source files (either Word or LaTeX) together with a PDF of the revised (LaTeX) manuscript for reference. We can process a PDF-only submission, but upon acceptance, source files are mandatory, and providing source files after acceptance may delay production.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in LaTeX or Word format.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.

Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.

Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc., should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.



Scientific style

Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units).




Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples:

1. Just as in holographic renormalization [3].

2. It is also called the Maldacena conjecture [5].

3. This effect has been widely studied [1-3, 7].

Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

The entries in the list should be numbered consecutively.

  • Journal article

J. Maldacena, "The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity", Int. J. Theor. Phys. 38, 1113  (1999)

  • Article by DOI

C.L. Sajti, S. Georgio, "New nanohybrid materials for biophotonics". Appl. Phys. A (2007).

  • Book

K.O. Geddes, S.R. Czapor, G. Labahn, Algorithms for Computer Algebra. Kluwer, Boston (1992)

  • Book chapter

M. Broy,: Software engineering — from auxiliary to key technologies. In: M. Broy, E. Denert, (eds.) Software Pioneers, pp. 10–13. Springer, Heidelberg (2002)

  • Online document

J. Cartwright: Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. (2007). Accessed 26 June 2007

Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see

If you are unsure, please use the full journal title.


Cover letter:

Please write and attach a cover letter including the following items:

1- Please confirm that you have acknowledged all organizations that funded your research, and provided grant numbers where appropriate. If there is no funder, then confirm it.

2- Select one of the following data depositions:
(a) My manuscript has associated data in a data repository
(b) My manuscript has no associated data or the data will not be deposited
(c) My manuscript has data included as electronic supplementary material

3- Specify appropriate editor from our editorial board:


Copyright Transfer Agreement
Upon accepting of an article, the corresponding author will be asked to transfer the signed copyright form  to the publisher on behalf of any, all co-authors. The authors must be warranted that are aware of and agree with all contents of the article and consent to their name appearing on it.


There is no charge for submitting a paper to JHAP, and no page charges for publication.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The online submission: