The format of TPDSci is different from most monographs. It is designed to accomodate the busy schedules of and to reflect the process of exploring the literature by scientists. Hence, the formats of contributions to TPDSci are designed to minimize their impact on the author's schedule. The possible contributions types include:
A suggestion of a publication to be indexed may, for example, point out a very specific info contained in that publication, that would be difficult to discover during a terms-based search (for example, the spectral range of the absorption coefficient of light by copper). It may also be a suggestion of key publication (essential reading) in a field within the scope of TPDSci.
The collection of the VBAs (see Survey) is intended to represent the development of the particle and dispersion science, as it happens. Once this development "solidifies" into a consensus knowledge, the VBAs are intended to be gradually incorporated into a collection of the basics/review notes (see Topics). This latter thread is evolving in parallel, to provide an increasingly comprehensive educational resource covering the basics of the particle and dispersion science.
TPDSci is a peer-reviewed publication. It utilizes both the open and solicited peer-review processes for the basics/review notes. Once such a note (topic) is published it becomes available for the unsolicited peer-review. TPDSci editors simultaneously request reviews of the note from experts in the relevant field (please see a list of reviewers).