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Sensors — Instructions for Authors


Submission Checklist


  1. read the Aims & Scope to gain an overview and assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal;
  2. use the Microsoft Word template or LaTeX template to prepare your manuscript;
  3. make sure that issues about publication ethics, copyright, authorship, figure formats, data and references format have been appropriately considered; and
  4. ensure that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript.

Manuscript Submission Overview

Types of Publications

Sensors has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Sensors requires that authors publish all experimental controls and make full datasets available where possible (see the guidelines on Supplementary Materials and references to unpublished data).

Manuscripts submitted to Sensors should neither been published before nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are as follows:

  • Articles: Original research manuscripts. The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information. Authors should not unnecessarily divide their work into several related manuscripts, although Short Communications of preliminary, but significant, results will be considered. Quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review.
  • Reviews: These provide concise and precise updates on the latest progress made in a given area of research. Systematic reviews should follow the PRISMA guidelines.

Submission Process

Manuscripts for Sensors should be submitted online at The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list (read the criteria to qualify for authorship) and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website. Once you have registered, click here to go to the submission form for Sensors. All co-authors can see the manuscript details in the submission system, if they register and log in using the e-mail address provided during manuscript submission.

Accepted File Formats

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template or LaTeX template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. The total amount of data for all files must not exceed 120 MB. If this is a problem, please contact the editorial office Accepted file formats are:

  • Microsoft Word: Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in Microsoft Word, the Sensors Microsoft Word template file must be used. Please insert your graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) in the main text after the paragraph of its first citation.
  • LaTeX: Manuscripts prepared in LaTeX must be collated into one ZIP folder (include all source files and images, so that the Editorial Office can recompile the submitted PDF). When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use the Sensors LaTeX template files. You can now also use the online application writeLaTeX to submit articles directly to Sensors. The MDPI LaTeX template file should be selected from the writeLaTeX template gallery.
  • Supplementary files: May be any format, but it is recommended that you use common, non-proprietary formats where possible (see below for further details).

Cover Letter

A cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission. It should be concise and explain why the content of the paper is significant, placing the findings in the context of existing work and why it fits the scope of the journal. Confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal. Any prior submissions of the manuscript to MDPI journals must be acknowledged. The names of proposed and excluded reviewers should be provided in the submission system, not in the cover letter.

Note for Authors Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This journal automatically deposits papers to PubMed Central after publication of an issue. Authors do not need to separately submit their papers through the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS,

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Publishing Process

It is an open publishing model. Papers will be published online immediately once the Editorial Team—including our Advisory Board comprised of high level experts in particular fields—approve a pre-check. All original versions, final versions and/or updated versions, together with the review reports, will be published and can be tracked and indexed. For peer review, authors must provide at least three review candidates for their papers during online submission with our Editorial Team.

Below are the criteria for peer reviewers.

  1. Hold at least a Ph.D. degree (there as some fields, e.g. medicine and the arts, where this is not strictly required).
  2. Have published >5 papers in last 5 years in the field of the submitted paper
  3. No conflict of interest with authors (see below for further details)
  4. Have a verified email address, i.e., one that appears on their institution’s website or a published paper
  5. Reviewers cannot belong to the same university or institution

We consider the following situations a conflict of interest:

  • The referee has published with the authors or one of the co-authors in the last three years
  • The referee has worked on or financially supported research projects where the author or one of the co-authors was involved in the last three years
  • The referee is from the same institution as the author or one of the co-authors
  • The referee is related to the author or one of the authors (e.g. spouse, child, etc.)

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Manuscript Preparation

General Considerations

  • Research manuscripts should comprise:
    • Front matter: Title, Author list, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords
    • Research manuscript sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions (optional).
    • Back matter: Supplementary Materials, Acknowledgments, Author Contributions, Conflicts of Interest, References.
  • Review manuscripts should comprise the front matter, literature review sections and the back matter. The template file can also be used to prepare the front and back matter of your review manuscript. It is not necessary to follow the remaining structure. Structured reviews and meta-analyses should use the same structure as research articles and ensure they conform to the PRISMA guidelines.
  • Graphical abstract: Authors are encouraged to provide a graphical abstract as a self-explanatory image to appear alongside with the text abstract in the Table of Contents. Figures should be a high quality image in any common image format. Note that images displayed online will be up to 11 by 9 cm on screen and the figure should be clear at this size.
  • Abbreviations should be defined in parentheses the first time they appear in the abstract, main text, and in figure or table captions and used consistently thereafter.
  • SI Units (International System of Units) should be used. Imperial, US customary and other units should be converted to SI units whenever possible
  • Equations: If you are using Word, please use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.
  • Research Data and supplementary materials: Note that publication of your manuscript implies that you must make all materials, data, and protocols associated with the publication available to readers. Disclose at the submission stage any restrictions on the availability of materials or information. Read the information about Supplementary Materials and Data Deposit for additional guidelines.
  • Preregistration: Where authors have preregistered studies or analysis plans, links to the preregistration must be provided in the manuscript.
  • Guidelines and standards: MDPI follows standards and guidelines for certain types of research. See for further information.

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Front Matter

These sections should appear in all manuscript types

  • Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific and relevant. It should identify if the study reports (human or animal) trial data, or is a systematic review, meta-analysis or replication study.
  • Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. The PubMed/MEDLINE standard format is used for affiliations: complete address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and all email addresses. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section. Please read the criteria to qualify for authorship.
  • Abstract:

Document 710

Available document shells in Version 5.5

Version: 5.5 - Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, & Scientific Notebook

Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word include over 200 document shells for producing typeset documents in these categories:

The Scientific Notebook shells, which are also included with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word, are designed to produce documents without typesetting.

Click the magnifying glass next to each name in the list to see a sample document created with the shell.

Periodically, we add to or modify the document shells distributed with our products. Shells marked with a star are new or modified in after Version 5.5 Build 2960 and are available from our ftp site.

See a list of new and modified shells in Version 5.0. We encourage our users to obtain the latest versions of our products, which contain all the new and modified files listed below unless otherwise noted.

Downloading shells

If you want to update your shell collection, you can download new and modified shells from our ftp site. The shells are available on our ftp site as self-extracting programs. When you run the programs, the files associated with the shell are automatically installed in the appropriate subdirectories.

To download a shell file,

  1. Click the link to download a self-extracting file for the shell to your program directory. For Version 5.5, the default program directories are c:\swp55, c:\sw55, or c:\Program Files\Scientific Notebook.

  2. Run the program and enter your program directory as the extraction directory.

  3. Follow the prompts that appear on your screen.

  4. When the installation is complete, open the program and start a new document with the new shell.

    NoteShells designed for the latest version of the program may not work correctly with earlier versions of the program.

Article shells

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/Articles/SW subdirectory.

  • A Simple MIT Press Article

  • AASTeX Journal

  • AGUTeX Article NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • AIP (Similar) Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to AIP

  • AIP (Similar) - Modified Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to AIP - Modified

  • American Chemical Society

  • American Economic Review (Similar) NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • American Statistical Association Proceedings

  • AMS Journal Article

  • AMS Proceedings Article

  • An Astronomy-Astrophysics Journal

  • Annals of Statistics-Draft

  • ASAE Transactions

  • ASME Meeting

  • Astronomy & Astrophysics

  • Balkema

  • Biometrics NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Biometrics (updated)NEWAFTERV5.5, Build 2960

  • Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (Similar) Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

  • DECUS Proceedings

  • Econometrica (Similar) NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Elbert Walker's Article

  • Elsevier Article NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Elsevier CRC One-column

  • Elsevier CRC Two-column

  • Elsevier IFAC Proceedings

  • Elsevier Preprint

  • Geophysics Journal

  • Harold O. Fried's Article

  • IEEE Transactions for Conferences

  • IEEE Transactions for Journals

  • IEICE Transactions

  • International Journal of Forecasting - Draft

  • International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Japanese Journal of Applied Physics

  • JEEP - A General Purpose Vehicle

  • JEEP - Double-spaced Except for Quotes

  • Joint Statistical Meetings Article NEW - V5.5 Build 2960

  • Journal of Economic Literature (Similar)

  • Journal of Economic Perspectives (Similar)

  • Journal of Economic Theory

  • Journal of Financial Economics

  • Journal of International Economics North-Holland

  • Journal of Low Temperature Physics

  • Journal of Political Economy (Similar) NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Journal of Progress in Surface Science

  • Journal of the Japan Statistical Society

  • Kluwer Journal

  • Linear Algebra and its Applications

  • MAA Monthly before 1992 (Similar) Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to MAA Monthly before 1992

  • Mathematical Reviews Template

  • Mathematics Magazine Article

  • Modified Article for Short Texts

  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

  • North-Holland Journals (Similar) Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to North-Holland Journals)

  • Quarterly Journal of Economics (Similar) NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • REVTeX 4

  • Science Magazine

  • Sequential Analysis Journal (Similar) Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to Sequential Analysis Journal

  • SIAM Journal

  • SIAM Proceedings in Applied Mathematics

  • SIAM-ACM Preprint

  • Society for Computer Simulation

  • SPIE Proceedings Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was SPIE Proceedings (new) Note: This shell previously used article as the typesetting specification, spie is now the typesetting specification

  • Springer Journal (svjour3)NEWAFTERV5.5, Build 2960

  • Springer-Verlag Heidelberg Journal

  • Squeezed States and Uncertainty Relations

  • Standard LaTeX Article (Chicago)

  • Standard LaTeX Article (Harvard)

  • Standard LaTeX Article (hyperref)

  • Statistics and Decisions

  • TU Wien Article was Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was TU Wien Article (new)

  • World Scientific Proceedings 9.00x6.00

  • World Scientific Proceedings 9.75x6.50 (updated)

  • World Scientific Proceedings 10.00x7.00

  • World Scientific Proceedings 11.00x8.50

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Author packages for AMS shells

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/Author Packages for AMS subdirectory.

Book shells

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/Books/SW subdirectory.

  • AMS Book or Monograph

  • ETP (Electronic Technical Publishing)

  • Linda Gilbert Book

  • Memoir Class for Configurable Typesetting

  • Springer-Verlag Conference

  • Springer-Verlag Heidelberg LLNCS

  • Springer-Verlag Heidelberg Physics Monograph

  • Springer-Verlag Multi-authored

  • Springer-Verlag Single-authored

  • World Scientific Book 9.00x6.00

  • World Scientific Book 9.75x6.50

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Exam and syllabus shells

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/Exams and Syllabi/SW subdirectory.

  • Assignment

  • Bolton Institute

  • Class Announcement

  • Class Handout

  • SW Exam 1 - 8.5 x 11 Page

  • SW Exam 1 - 8.5 x 14 Page

  • SW Exam 2

  • SW Exam 3

  • Syllabus

International shells

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/International subdirectory.

  • Greek Article

  • Greek Article - XeTeX NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Japanese Article

  • Japanese Article - XeTeX NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Korean Article

  • Korean Article - XeTeX NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Russian Article

  • Russian Article - XeTeX NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Simplified Chinese Article

  • Simplified Chinese Article - XeTeX NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Traditional Chinese Article

  • Traditional Chinese Article - XeTeX NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/International/Deutsch subdirectory, but listed together alphabetically with the above shells.

  • Deutsche LaTeX Conference Proceedings

  • Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Arbeit

  • Deutscher DIN Brief

  • Deutscher LaTeX Article

  • Deutscher LaTeX Report

  • Deutsches LaTeX Book

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Other document shells

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/Other Documents/SW subdirectory.

  • Article - Extended Font Sizes NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Assorted - Basic Assignment

  • Assorted - Math Scratchpad

  • Book - Extended Font Sizes NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Book - SW Book 1

  • Book - SW Book 2

  • Book - SW Book 3

  • Book - SW Book 4

  • Book - SW Book 5

  • Book - SW Book 6

  • Fax - SW Fax 1

  • Fax - SW Fax 2

  • Fax - SW Fax 3

  • Letter - Informal

  • Letter - Similar to TeXbook Example

  • Letter - SW Letter 1

  • Letter - SW Letter 2

  • Letter - SW Letter 3

  • Letter - SW Letter 4

  • Letter - SW Letter 5

  • Letter - SW Letter 6

  • Memo - SW Memo 1

  • Memo - SW Memo 2

  • Memo - SW Memo 3

  • Memo - SW Memo 4

  • Memo - SW Memo 5

  • Press Release - SW Press Release 1

  • Press Release - SW Press Release 2

  • Proceedings - Extended Font Sizes NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Report - Extended Font Sizes NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Report - JEEP Report

  • Report - SW Report 1

  • Report - SW Report 2

  • Report - SW Report 3

  • Report - SW Report 4

  • Report - SW Report 5

  • Report - TU Wien Report Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Report - TU Wien Report (new) Note: this shell previously used report as the typesetting specification, refrep is now the typesetting specification.

  • Resume - SW Resume 1

  • Resume -SW Resume 2

  • Slides - Beamer NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Slides - SW Slides

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Standard LaTeX document shells

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/Standard LaTeX subdirectory.

  • Blank Standard LaTeX Article

  • Standard LaTeX Article

  • Standard LaTeX Book

  • Standard LaTeX Conference Proceedings

  • Standard LaTeX Report

Style Editor shells

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/Style Editor subdirectory.

  • Article

  • Article - LaTeX-like Article

  • Article - Sans serif

  • Book - CalcLabs Book

  • Book - Fred Szabo's Book

  • Book - Jonathan Lewin's Book

  • Book - LaTeX-like Book

  • Book - Stewart Calculus

  • Book - User's Guide

  • Book 1

  • Exam 1

  • Exam Builder Shell

  • Exam Builder with Title Page

  • Fax 1

  • General - Scientific Word Readme

  • General - Simple WYSIWYG

  • Letter 1

  • Letter 2

  • Letter 3

  • Letter 4

  • Memo 1

  • Play

  • Press Release

  • QCA Workbook

  • Report 1

  • Resume 1

  • Slides - Jim's Landscape

  • Slides - Jim's Landscape 2

  • Slides A

  • Slides B

  • Slides C

  • Slides D

  • Slides QCA

  • Thesis - Harvard Thesis

  • Thesis - Harvard Thesis Modified by Philippe Laval

  • Thesis - LSU Thesis

  • Thesis 1

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Thesis shells

In SWP and SW, these shells are in the Shells/Theses/SW subdirectory.

  • Air Force Institute of Technology

  • Boston University ECE

  • Cornell University NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • New Mexico State University (Similar) Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to New Mexico State University

  • North Dakota State University (Similar) Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to North Dakota State University

  • Northwestern University

  • University of Arizona

  • University of California

  • University of Georgia

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • University of Miami (Similar) Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to University of Miami

  • University of New Hampshire

  • University of New Mexico

  • University of New South Wales

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Utah (Similar) Renamed - V5.5 Build 2960 was Similar to University of Utah

  • University of Washington

  • Yale University Doctoral Dissertation NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

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Scientific Notebook shells

These shells are designed for direct printing, not for typesetting. In SWP and SW, the shells are in the Shells/Scientific Notebook directory. In SNB, they are distributed among the Shell subdirectories.

  • Blank Document

  • Blank with Theorem Tags

  • Booklet #1 - with Instructions

  • Booklet #1 - without Instructions

  • Booklet #2 - with Instructions

  • Booklet #2 - without Instructions

  • Calculus Book

  • Exam - with Instructions

    • Preview the shell:

    • Preview the quiz:

  • Help Document Version 3.0

  • Help Document Version 3.5 and 4

  • Help Document Version 5

  • Homework - with Instructions

  • Japanese Article — Requires Japanese Windows

  • Jonathan Lewin Analysis Book

  • Jonathan Lewin Campus Communication

  • Jonathan Lewin Online Book

  • Jonathan Lewin VCC Style NEW - V5.5, Build 2960

  • Knowledgebase Article

  • Lab Report - with Instructions

  • Letter - with Instructions

  • Math Scratchpad - with Instructions

  • Online Blue

  • Online Math

  • Overhead Transparencies

  • Print Exam Template

  • Ranger College

    • Preview the shell:

    • Preview the quiz:

  • Resume - with Instructions

  • Sample Algebra and Calculus Quiz

    • Preview the shell:

    • Preview the quiz:

  • Scientific Article - with Instructions

  • Scientific Article - without Instructions

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