Science of SINTERING
Instructions for Authors
Types of contributions: The journal welcomes Reviews, Research papers, Short communications and Letters to the Editor. Highest priority will be given to the short communications.
Manuscript submission: Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.
Authors should submit manuscript electronically as a Microsoft Word file or three hardcopies (accompanied by a disk or CD) to the Editor-in-Chief, or one of the Regional Editors, or one of the Associate Editors, or to the Secretariat of the journal. Authors are highly encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically to save time for the reviewing process.
Article Structure: Follow this order when preparing the manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements (if necessary), References, Figure Captions and Tables. Do not embed figures into the text. Authors should indicate clearly in the text where figures and tables should appear (e.g.
Text Layout: Use double spacing and wide (3 cm) margins. (Avoid full justification, i.e., do not use a constant right-hand margin.) Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated. Present tables and figure legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. If possible, consult a recent issue of the journal to become familiar with layout and conventions. Number all pages consecutively; use 12 Rimes New Roman font.
Manuscripts: Manuscripts should be written in English in double-spaced typing on consecutively numbered pages of uniform size. Each paper should be provided with an abstract of about 100 words and up to five keywords. The manuscript should be preceded by a Title page with the title of the paper and the name and full postal address of the corresponding author. As a rule, papers should be divided into sections, headed by a caption (e.g. Abstract, Keywords, 1. Introduction, 2. Experimental procedure, 3. Results and Discussion, 4. Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if necessary), 5. References, no longer than 10 written pages. All illustrations, photographs, tables, etc. should be on separate sheets, consecutively in accordance with the order of appearance in the text.
Tables: Tables should be compiled on separate sheets. They must be numbered by Roman numerals and have brief descriptive headings. They should be referred to in the text.
Figures: All figures are to be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be referred to in the text. Legends must be typed together on a separate sheet. Figures should be large enough to stand photographic reduction. If submitted as hard copies, figures should be blackand- white prints on glossy paper and have as much contrast as possible.
Photographs: Half-tone illustrations should be in standard JPEG, JPG or TIFF formats with the resolution of at least 300 dpi. Line-art: Pixel-based images should be in standard JPEG, JPG or TIFF formats with the resolution of at least 600 dpi.
References. The author is responsible for accuracy. References should be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text and listed in numerical sequence at the end of the article. The following citation style should be used:
a. Articles: M. H. Tikkanen, S. A. Makpirtti, J. Powd. Metal., 1 (1965) 15.
b. Books: Ye. E. Geguzin, Physics of sintering, Nauka Press, Moscow, 1967. (in Russian)
c. Proceedings: H. Pastor, in: “Advanced Science and Technology of Sintering”, Eds. B. D. Stojanović, V. V. Skorokhod and M. V. Nikolić, Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, 1999, p. 461-474.
d. Patents: Patent, Title, Patent Number and Issue Date.
It is a general principle of scholarly communication that the editor is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published. In making this decision the editor is guided by policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. An outcome of this principle is the importance of the scholarly archive as a permanent, historic record of the transactions of scholarship. Articles that have been published shall remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as it is possible. However, very occasionally circumstances may arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed. Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under exceptional circumstances, such as:
Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors, may be “Withdrawn” from Science of Sintering. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with a HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the Science of Sintering Policy on Article in Press Withdrawal with a link to the current policy document.
The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by Science of Sintering:
Science of Sintering endorses self-archiving of the final published version (Publisher's version/PDF) of the article, not just peer-reviewed final drafts. Author's Pre-print, Author's Post-print (accepted version) and Publisher's version/PDF may be used on author's personal website and departmental website, or deposited in an institutional repository and non-commercial subject-based repositories, such as PubMed Central, Europe PMC or arXiv, any time after publication. Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged for deposit of Author's Post-print (accepted version) or Publisher's version/PDF and a link must be made to article's DOI.
D&G Design Team. Last update 20.02.2014.