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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.
  • Mandatory:

    the names, email addresses, and affiliations

    of all co-authors are verified and accurate - must be entered in the metadata when submitting the manuscript.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. The English language has been carefully checked and prepared throughout the manuscript.
  • References are written in accordance with the Author Guidelines. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • 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). Be aware that the text of the manuscript will be checked using the iThenticate software for plagiarism.

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:

research papers: up to 7000 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: give a complete presentation and analysis of a certain field or problem by previously published material.

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

The originality and novelty of the manuscript are mandatory for this journal. Sufficient results are important to justify the novelty of a high-quality journal paper. Please indicate the novelty of the paper in the last paragraph in the Introduction section and in the Cover letter with an explanation of why you think that this article will be interesting to the professional public.

Please, avoid any text formatting, because the COPY EDITOR will format the text according to the journal style. It is best to use Times New Roman 12 pt, with line spacing 1.5.

Papers are published in English. If the quality of English does not meet the standards of the journal, the paper will be rejected before the evaluation procedure.

 The organization of the manuscript should be as follows:

The title, which concisely denotes the contents of the paper;

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

Abstract of no more than 300 words which should concisely present the major results of the paper;

Keywords: 3 to 6 words, separated with a semicolon (;);

The 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.

All Figures and graphs should have clear and concise captions. 

Photographs should be taken and graphs created with sufficient quality for reproduction in offset printing.

They should be saved in their final physical size and should not exceed the width of 120 mm and a height of 175 mm.

Times New Roman Normal 12 pt should be used for lettering, following the instruction for typesetting equations and scientific text.

When the scale is essential to the interpretation of objects in a photograph, a legible scale marker must be included.

Figures and graphs should be saved as TIFF (LZW compression is allowed) with resolution as follows:

- photographs, drawings with halftones (grayscale, 256 shades of gray) 300 dpi;

- line art (1-bit tiff, monochrome) 600 dpi;

- halftone/line art combination (grayscale, 256 shades of gray) 600 dpi.

Illustrations can be printed in color when they are judged by the Editor to be essential to the presentation, and they should be sent as RGB TIFF with a resolution of 300 dpi in final physical size.

In the text of the manuscript, refer to a figure as "Fig. xx."

Please follow the rules for typing equations and scientific text:

- variables and constants must be set in italics, but units of measure must not be set in normal letters; example: m = 5 kg, l = 5 m;

- lowercase Greek letter must be set in italics, uppercase in normal letters; example: Δα = αiαsr;

- subscript and superscript must be set in italics when they represent physical quantities or mathematical variables, otherwise they should be set in normal letters; example: CT , where T represents "absolute temperature"; CT , where T represents "Typical"; mi, where i represents number of sample; mi, where i represent "identical";

- numbers, functions and comments must be set in normal letters; example: sin β = 0.5;

- vectors should be set with arrow above, or in bold letters, if arrow is unavailable; example: , or a + b = c;

- always set one space before and after mathematical operators; correct example: 2 + 3 = 5; incorrect example: 2+3=5;

- do not set space between numerical value and "°" or "%", but set space between numerical value and "°C"; correct example: α = 30°; 0.70 = 70%; t = 36.7 °C; incorrect example: α = 30 °; 0.70 = 70 %; t = 36.7°C;

- decimal separator should be ".", not ","; correct example: 4 / 5 = 0.8; incorrect example: 4 / 5 = 0,8;

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.

The styling of References:

It is critical to write the reference accurately, for the high indexing of your paper in search engines. Arabic numerals should denote references in the text 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: Proceedings 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 aluminum 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 are 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. The 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 the same format as “unpublished research” above.
9. References must be numbered throughout the manuscript and presented in consecutive numerical order on the reference page.
10. No other references will be published.
Optionally, you can use the following template for writing the manuscript: Template.docx

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