1. Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts must be sent only by e-mail to the following address: MatSci@pwr.wroc.pl. Submission of a manuscript to Materials Science–Poland journal 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 versions of their manuscripts in a single PDF file containing the complete paper i.e. all the text, references, figures, tables, pictures, drawings and other graphic elements as well. When the size of such a file exceeds acceptable your server limits, the manuscript can be compressed and/or split into a few files (this should be clearly indicated in the covering letter). Files in the DOC RTF or ODT formats will not be accepted on this stage of the editorial process.
1.2. Final Submission
After the paper is accepted for publication, the authors are supposed to send both a PDF and a DOC documents containing the final version of the complete manuscript (text, literature, tables, figures, etc). A signed copyright transfer form is supposed to be sent via e-mail: either as a printed and filled out document's scan or a PDF file. In case the authors have no such possibility to deliver their signed copyright transfer form by e-mail they may exceptionally provide the Editor-in-Chief with it via conventional mail to his postal address given in the Editorial Board section on the journal website under the following link:
The DOC file means Microsoft Word 95 or its later versions. The required formats for the graphic files are:
- All photographs must be delivered as TIFF or JPG files and have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi with reasonable sizes at least 7 x 7 cm.
- All drawings and figures must be vector drawings, produced with any of the following software applications: Corel Draw, MS Word, MS Excel or Origin.
- Materials Science-Poland does not accept drawings (or figures, diagrams, tables, data plots, data charts etc.) if they are received in TIFF or JPG format. Furthermore, Materials Science-Poland does not accept copies of drawings (such as bitmaps or raster drawings) even if they have been exported as files in EPS, EMF or WMF formats: such files will be rejected.
All artwork will be reproduced in grayscale (black and white). Therefore, regretfully, Materials Science - Poland does not accept color drawings or color pictures. A copyright transfer form can be downloaded from the Copyright Information section on the journal website. Both DOC and PDF files can be hand- or typewritten, scanned (or converted into a PDF file) and then send as an enclosure with an e-mail.
2. Organization of the Manuscript
The submitted paper should be organized on (preferably) A4 or letter size document, double spaced with ample margins throughout. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively, including references, figure captions and tables.
2.1. The First Page
The first page should be organized as follows:
Title of the paper
John A. White1, T. James Brown2,* and Margaret Green2,**
E-mail (only of 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 main text as appropriate. The authors are encouraged to conform to the standard sequence of sections (e.g., Introduction; Experimental; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; etc.)
In the main text, references should be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals in square brackets (e.g., `1`; [3, 4]; [7 11]). The list of references should follow the main text and must be prepared according to the following format:
For a paper in a journal:
`1` KITAMURA T. and YOKOYAMA M., J. Appl. Phys., 69 (1991), 821.
For a book:
`2` SWALIN R. A., Thermodynamics of Solids, Wiley, New York, 1962.
For a chapter in a book:
`3` WILD U. P. and RENN A., Spectral Hole-Burning, in: H. Drr and H. Bouas-Laurent
(Eds.), Photochromism. Molecules and Systems, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990, p. 930.
Journal abbreviations should be used in accordance with the standards of Chemical Abstracts.
All equations must be typewritten (if prepared in MS Word Equation application it must be a part of the XP or the lower one version of the MS Office: the reason is that the newest versions of MS Office, like e.g. MS Office 2007, treat all equations as non-editable bitmap pictures and as such they are totally unacceptable). 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 should be numbered with Arabic numerals, have descriptive captions, and be mentioned in the text. An approximate position for each figure should be indicated in the text in case of their placement at the end of the paper, under the main text. Otherwise, they should be simply inserted in the proper place of the main text. The list of figure captions should be typed on a separate sheet. All figures submitted, including chemical schemes, must be of a high standard for direct reproduction. Figures should be preferably computer-generated prints of high quality; alternatively, they can be prepared in black Indian ink on drawing or tracing paper. The size of drawings should allow for a double reduction. Letters and symbols should be drawn so that the smallest ones will be no less than 2 mm high after reduction. Please note: The width of a figure after reduction must not exceed 13 cm.
Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Each table should be given a descriptive caption. If the tables are grouped at the end of the main text, then an approximate position of each table should be indicated in the text. The tables should be planned so as their final widths do not exceed 13 cm.
Please direct all your correspondence only to the following address:
Transfer of Copyright Agreement
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, São 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, USA
Stanislav Nešpůrek, Prague, Czech Republic
Marek Samoć, Wrocław, Poland
Wiesław Stręk, Wrocław, Poland
Jacek Ulański, Łódź, Poland
Klaus-Jürgen Wolter, Dresden, Germany
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