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Author Guidelines

Publication ethics

 Before submission, all authors should refer to the journal's policies and publication ethics. Please, read these policies very carefully.

 Journal Metallurgical & Materials Engineering publishes:

scientific papers: up to 10 typed pages (3000 - 6000 words), which contain the results of original investigations, presented so that the experiments can be reproduced and the analyzed and conclusions verified;

preliminary communications: up to 4 pages (800 - 1600 words), which contain results the character of which requires urgent publication; do not necessarily have to contain documentation required for complete verification of the results;

review papers: up to 15 pages (4000 - 7000 words), which give a complete presentation and analysis of a certain field or problem on the basis of previously published material; previous consultation with the editor is required;

professional papers: up to 10 pages (3000 - 6000), not related to original investigations, useful also in the sense of extending knowledge and adapting investigations to practical needs.

The classification of the submitted paper is suggested by the author and is finally accepted by the editorial board on the basis of the referee's report.

 Papers are published in English.

 The organization of the manuscript should be as follows:

title, which concisely denotes the contents of the paper;

first and last names of all the authors with affiliations and e-mail of corresponding author;

abstract of no more than 200 words which should concisely present the major results of the paper;

keywords 3-5 separated with commas (,);

text of a scientific or professional paper should contain a short introduction, experimental work, results, discussion and conclusion including figures and tables.

tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Each table should be given a descriptive caption. The tables should be planned so as their final widths do not exceed 12 cm. Tables should be embedded in the text.

figures and graphs should be of a reproducible quality and roughly the same size. All Figures should have clear and concise captions. Lettering should be consistent and no smaller than size 12 (Helvetica preferred). The type and symbol size should be in proportion to the size of the figure. When scale is important to interpretation of objects in a photograph, a legible scale marker must be included.
• Drawings made with Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw generally give good results, use Times New Roman font. 
• For halftones and halftone/line art combinations, the minimum resolutions are 300dpi; preferred format is TIFF or EPS. 
Illustrations can be printed in colour when they are judged by the Editor to be essential to the presentation. The publisher and author will each bear part of the extra costs involved. 
Only after final acceptance authors may be asked to send electronically again some figures in the special format acceptable for printing (TIFF or EPS).

equations should be denoted by Arabic numbers in parentheses.

units: The SI system should be used for all scientific and laboratory data. If, in certain instances, it is necessary to quote other units, these should be added in parentheses.

Styling of References:

It is very important to write the reference accurately, for the high indexing of your paper in search engines. References in the text should be denoted by Arabic numerals in square brackets. The list of references should follow the main text and should have the following format:
1. A journal reference should be readily available on subscription and included in most library collections. Use journal abbreviations as given in the link: CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool
Example: Author: Journal, vol (year) pp.
[1] M. Senemar, A. Maleki, B. Niroumand, A. Allafchian: Metall Mater Eng, 22 (2016) 1-8.
2. References to books should include the title and pages within the book.
Example: Author: Book, edition, publisher, place, date, pages.
[2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, third ed., Macmillan, New York, 1979, 112-115.
3. References to a conference publication:
Example: Author, In: Preceedings title. Eds: Editors name, publisher year, pages.
[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, In: Proceedings ISOMAT '86. Eds.: Tamura, I., Maki, T. Tokyo, The Iron and Steel Inst. of Japan 1986, p. 665.
4. References to the url:
Example: Author, Title, url, Accessed date.
[4] R. Evans, G. Guest, “The aluminium decoating handbook, Stein Atkinson Stordy Ltd” (Document: GPX-ADHB-001-060900),  Accessed 28 March 2016.
5. A “private communication” or “unpublished research” may be referenced when required to give proper credit. The citation must include the affiliation and location of the person involved, as well as the year. Papers presented at meetings but not published fall under this category.
Example: [5]  J.J. Doe: AAA Company, Washington, DC, unpublished research, 2004.
6. References to internal reports and other publications of limited availability (not available by subscription) are not desirable. However, they will be permitted when the use results in a saving of page space or is required for proper recognition. In these matters, the author’s judgment must be supported by the review committee and editor. The report should be available on request and include the source from which a copy may be obtained.
Example: [6] J.J. Doe: Report No. 738, AAA Company, Washington, DC, January 2004.
7. “In Press” references must include the name of the journal. Balance of reference should be supplied when available. This may be done on the proofs.
8. References such as “submitted for publication” and “to be published” are not acceptable. If the item is still undergoing review, use same format as “unpublished research” above.
9. References must be numbered throughout the manuscript and presented in consecutive numerical order on reference page.
10. No other references will be published.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. References are written in accordance with the Author Guidelines. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: 

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their published articles online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website, social networks like ResearchGate or Academia), as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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