“Materials Science-Poland” ISSN 2083-1331, eISSN:2083-134X (est. 1984 as “Materials Science”, ISSN 0137-1339) is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to experimental or theoretical research into the synthesis, preparation, characterization or application of advanced modern materials. A broad range of topics having future significance is covered, and includes, for example, more efficient synthesis methods or more accurate data modeling. Particular interest is placed on materials of relevance to microelectronics, photonics and micromachining.
In addition to regular papers, the journal includes issues containing conference papers, as well as special issues on key topics in materials science.
Our core readers are scientists and experts who are interested and engaged in the interdisciplinary nature of materials research. The journal’s target readers are also the people from the industry like e.g. the ones who are involved in inventing new technologies for microelectronics, photonics and micromachining, and creating totally new materials and techniques of the future. Our mission is to present and promote the newest and the most exciting achievements of the high technology thought of the greatest specialists and the rising stars in these areas of interests, as well.
We tend to meet and exceed our readers’ expectations by providing the most innovative, practical and understandable solutions for the problems they may encounter in their materials research, both of theoretical and practical nature.
We provide a cooperative learning environment for our readers and authors to thrive in. We try to meet their personal and professional needs and provide them with the opportunity to share in the success of the whole world scientific community, as we all share in their success. We promote their innovation and their contribution to the modern materials science. Our scope is focused on novel and unconventional materials for these rapidly developing branches of the science and technical world. We would like to be seen as an up-to-date and high-tech journal attractive enough to be read by the scientists and the experts in these fields all over the world. We do always endeavor to safeguard the high standards of our journal: that is why we try to find only the best worldwide leading scientists to cooperate with, both as our authors and as our reviewers.
All submitted papers should describe original or innovatory research, optimally indicating their potential applications (survey studies are also accepted). The Journal particularly welcomes submissions that focus on the progress in the field of nanocomposites, thin-films, sol-gel materials, metal-ceramic compounds, electron transport, and ferromagnetism in new alloys. Papers which describe the functional features and limitations governing novel materials are also of increasing interest to this Journal and its readers. The Journal has a strong tradition of publishing papers written by high-caliber, professional scientists who are not native English speakers (but who must necessarily have at least a reasonable command of English).
In order to ensure a uniform style throughout the editorial process, the Authors are advised to prepare their paper strictly according to the instructions set below. Because of the formatting errors or due to consistency reasons, the manuscript will not be accepted, both for evaluation and possible further editorial process.
1. Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts have to be sent ONLY by e-mail to the following address: MatSci@pwr.wroc.pl. Submission of a manuscript to the journal of “Materials Science-Poland” implies that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and the Authors have a necessary authorization to publish the material contained in the paper.
1.1. First Submission
The Authors have to submit electronic version of their manuscript in a PDF document containing the complete paper i.e. all the text, references, figures, tables, pictures, drawings and other graphic elements as well (ALL IN ONE PDF FILE).
For the Authors’ convenience, we suggest them to look through the “Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI)” available at: http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/pdf/sp811.pdf.
1.2. Final Submission
After the paper is accepted for publication, the Authors are supposed to send both a PDF and a DOC (or – possibly – an RTF) documents containing the final version of the COMPLETE manuscript (text, literature, tables, figures, etc.). A signed copyright transfer form (available here: http://materialsscience.pwr.wroc.pl/index.php?id=7) should be sent via e-mail as a document scan or a PDF file.
The required formats for the graphic files are:
– Figures can be delivered as vector (CDR, AI or EPS) or bitmap (TIFF or JPG) files. The total width along with a figure description cannot exceed 70 mm (2.76 in.) or 160 mm (6.23 in.) if reproduced in two columns; the resolution must be at least 300 dpi and at least 8 point font size should be used for descriptions.
– Photographs will be accepted in TIFF or JPG formats. Their minimum resolution must be 300 dpi at the size appropriate for reproduction, and their widths cannot exceed 70 mm (2.76 in.) or 160 mm (6.23 in.) if reproduced in two columns.
2. Organization of the Manuscript
The paper should be formatted on (preferably) A4 (210 mm × 297 mm) or letter size (8.5 in. × 11 in.) page and typed in a one-column format with one inch (25 mm) margin on the top, bottom, right side, and left side.
The Authors should locate the figures/pictures/tables close to the first reference to them in the text and number them consecutively, making no distinction between diagrams and photographs. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered, as well. A figure/picture caption should be placed immediately below the figure. A table caption should be placed immediately above the table. These rules apply both to the PDF and DOC files.
2.1. The First Page
The first page should be organized as follows:
Title of the paper
John A. White1, T. James Brown2,*, Margaret Green2,**
E-mail (only the corresponding author)
An abstract of no more than 200 words.
3 to 5 keywords, separated by semicolons (;).
2.2. Headings, Sub-headings
These should be placed in the body of the paper as appropriate. The Authors are encouraged to conform to the standard sequence of sections (e.g., Introduction; Experimental; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; etc.).
In the manuscript, the references should be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals in [square brackets] (e.g., ; [3, 4]; [7, 11]). The list of references should follow the text of the paper’s body and should have the following format:
For a paper in a journal:
 KITAMURA T., YOKOYAMA M., J. Appl. Phys., 69 (1991), 821.
For a book:
 SWALIN R. A., Thermodynamics of Solids, Wiley, New York, 1962.
For a chapter in a book:
 WILD U. P., RENN A., Spectral Hole-Burning, in: H. Drr and H. Bouas-Laurent (Eds.), Photochromism. Molecules and Systems, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990, p. 930.
Journals’ abbreviations should be in accordance with the standards of Chemical Abstracts.
All equations should be typewritten. Equations referred to in the text should be numbered consecutively at the right hand margin with Arabic numerals in parentheses.
2.5. Figures and Graphs
All figures and pictures should be numbered with Arabic numerals, have descriptive captions, and be mentioned in the text. Each figure (as well as other graphic elements) should be placed in the body of the paper as appropriate. All figures and pictures submitted, including chemical schemes, must be of a high standard and resolution for direct reproduction. The figures are supposed to be computer-generated prints of high quality. For more details please, refer to the point “1.2. Final Submission” above.
The final widths of the tables should not exceed 70 mm (2.76 in.) or 160 mm (6.23 in.) in case of two-columned tables. For more details please, refer to the point “1.2. Final Submission” above.
3. Request for Permission to Reproduce or Re-Publish Versita Material
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In the 2012 edition of the Journals Citation Reports® Science Edition – a Thomson Reuters product, “Materials Science-Poland” is listed as having an Impact Factor of 0.366 (while its 5-Year Impact Factor is 0.365).
Abstracted/indexed in: Chemical Abstracts, Materials Science Citation Index and Science Citation Index Expanded, Academic Search, Current Abstracts, EBSCO, EI-Compendex, Google Scholar, INIS Atomindex, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), OCLC, SCOPUS, Summon by Serial Solutions.
Impact Factor for 2012: 0.366.
0.368 (in 2008); 0.384 (in 2009); 0.340 (in 2010); 0.366 (in 2011); 0.366 (in 2012).
Jan Felba, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
Jerzy Zdanowski, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
Juliusz Sworakowski, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
Advisory Editorial Board:
Chris Bailey, London, UK
Frédéric Bernard, Dijon, France
Mikhaylo S. Brodyn, Kiev, Ukraine
Alexander Bulinski, Ottawa, Canada
J. Paulo Davim, Aveiro, Portugal
Roberto M. Faria, Săo Carlos, Brazil
Andrzej Gałęski, Łódź, Poland
Jerzy Hanuza, Wrocław, Polad
Paweł Hawrylak, Ottawa, Canada
Mietek Jaroniec, Kent, USA
Andrzej Kłonkowski, Gdańsk, Poland
Shin–ya Koshihara, Tokyo, Japan
Krzysztof J. Kurzydłowski, Warsaw, Poland
Jerzy Lis, Cracow, Poland
Tadeusz Luty, Wrocław, Poland
Bolesław Mazurek, Wrocław, Poland
Ram M. Mehra, New Delhi, India
Bernd Michel, Berlin, Germany
Jan Misiewicz, Wrocław, Poland
Jerzy Mroziński, Wrocław, Poland
Johann Nicolics, Vienna, Austria
Krzysztof Nauka, Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A.
Stanislav Nešpůrek, Prague, Czech Republic
Marek Samoć, Wrocław, Poland
Wiesław Stręk, Wrocław, Poland
Jacek Ulański, Łódź, Poland
Tadeusz Więckowski, Wrocław, Poland
Klaus-Jürgen Wolter, Dresden, Germany
English Language Consultant:
Małgorzata Kramkowska, Ph.D.
Papers published in Volumes 20 – 28 are open access articles which are available free of charge to readers and can be freely downloaded from the “Back Issues” link of the Journal homepage: http://materialsscience.pwr.wroc.pl/.
Starting with Volume 29 the journal of “Materials Science-Poland” is distributed by SpringerLink and is available at: http://link.springer.com/. For more details please, refer to the Springer website: http://www.springer.com/.