Archives of Metallurgy and Materials is a quarterly of Polish
Academy of Sciences and Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of
the Polish Academy of Sciences, which publishes original scientific
papers and reviews in the fields of metallurgy and materials science.
Papers with focus on synthesis, processing and properties of metal
materials, including thermodynamic and physical properties, phase
relations, and their relation to microstructure of materials are of
Submissions to Archives of Metallurgy and Materials should clearly
present aspects of novelty of findings, originality of approach etc. If
modeling is presented it should be logically connected to experimental
evidence. Submissions which just report the results without in depth
analysis and discussion will not be published.
Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published
previously, that it is not under consideration for publication
elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in
the same form.
Authors of review type manuscripts are requested to send such
manuscripts to Editor-in-Chief for preliminary evaluation. Only
manuscripts approved by the Editor-in-Chief can be submitted to the
journal for further processing. This does not guarantee acceptance for
publication since all
manuscripts are subject to regular review procedure.
When preparing the manuscript, please pay attention to the following
1. Manuscript submission
1.1. Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted to
the Editorial Office via www.editorialsystem.com/amm/.
Authors should designate corresponding author, whose responsibility is
to represent the Authors in contacts with the Editorial Office. The
corresponding author receives an e-mail notification confirming the
submission of the manuscript to the Editorial Office and is informed
about the progress of the review process.
1.2. Manuscript should not exceed 15 pages of full-size paper (A4), must
be double spaced (please use 12 point font), with generous margins, and
the pages must be numbered. Authors should submit an electronic file of
their manuscript in Microsoft Word (minimum : version 2000)
1.3. All manuscripts must be written in good English. Both British and
U.S. English are acceptable but Authors should be consistent in their
usage. It is sole responsibility of the Authors to make sure that the
manuscript is grammatically correct and spell checked. Authors are
strongly encouraged to have the manuscript proofread by a native speaker
of English or a language professional, before it is submitted to the
editorial office. Papers written in poor English will be automatically
rejected without being subjected to review.
1.4. Authors should submit an electronic copy of final version of their
paper in Microsoft Word
Format, shemes (sketches) and figures saved as .eps, .jpeg, or .tiff.
1.5. Articles submitted for publication should include abstract and
maximum 5 keywords.
1.6. Please adhere to the following order of presentation:
Author(s) with first names in full.
Affiliation(s): in a short form (Institution, City, Country). Use
the superscripts (*, **, . . .) after the Authors’ names in case of
Title: All words in lower case (first letter of first word
Abstract: maximum 10 lines, including primary objective, research
design, methods and procedures, main outcomes and results. Do not use
abbreviations in the abstract.
Keywords: 5 maximum.
Main text: Begin on the second page with Introduction, followed
by Experimental (Materials and Methods) and/or Theory section, Results,
Discussion, and end with Conclusion section and Acknowledgement. When
appropriate the Authors may choose to combine Results section and
Discussion section into one Results and discussion section. Make sure
the text in sections is divided logically into paragraphs.
Use the decimal system for sections, subsections and (at the most)
sub-subsections, as exemplified in the headings of these instructions.
All abbreviations should be spelled out the first time they are
introduced in text or references. Thereafter the abbreviation can be
Correspondence address: title, name, postal address, telephone
and e-mail address of the corresponding Author.
2. Manuscript preparation
2.1. Formulae, equations and units
Formulae and equations should be typed on separate lines and numbered
consecutively in parentheses on the right side (1) . . . (n). Vectors
must be indicated as such. Size of symbols should be kept uniform for
all equations in the manuscript. Formulae and equations should be
referred to in the text as follows: Eq. (1).
Numbers and units must be separated by a space, e.g. 5.5 wt.%, 273.15 K,
1013 MPa, etc. The only exception are angle degrees, e.g. 90°.
Figures are usually printed in reduced size (fitting column width of 85
mm) and this should be taken into account when preparing them. For the
best results, make sure that lettering on figures and micrographs is at
least 2 mm high after reduction, and the style of labeling must be
uniform for all figures. Each figure should have its own caption
explaining the content without reference to the text. Figure captions
should be typed on a separate page at the end of manuscript. The
appropriate place of in the text should be indicated by <Fig. 3 >
written in separate line. Figures should be referred to in text as
follows: Fig. 1. The magnification must be indicated by a labeled scale
marker on the micrograph itself, not drawn below it. For optimum
printing quality micrographs should be saved as .eps or .tiff at a
resolution of at least 300 dpi while line drawings at a resolution of at
least 600 dpi.
Tables together with captions should be typed on separate page at the
end of manuscript. Tables are to be numbered consecutively using Arabic
numbers in the text (TABLE 1 . . . n). A caption must be placed above
respective table and should explain the symbols used in the heading and
in the left hand column. Tables should be referred to in the text as
follows: TABLE 1.
References should be typed on separate pages and numbered consecutively
applying the system accepted by the Quarterly (initials and names all
authors, journal title [abbreviated according to the Journal Title
Abbreviations of Web of Science:
http://library.caltech.edu/reference/abbreviations/ or book title;
journal volume or book publisher; page spread; publication year in
bracket). Use of DOI is strongly encouraged.
 L.B. Magalas, Arch. Metall. Mater. 60 (3), 2069-2076 (2015).
 E. Pagounis, M.J. Szczerba, R. Chulist, M. Laufenberg, Appl. Phys.
Lett. 107, 152407 (2015).
 H. Etschmaier, H. Torwesten, H. Eder, P. Hadley, J. Mater. Eng.
Perform. (2012), DOI: 10.1007/s11665-011-0090-2 (in press).
 K.U. Kainer (Ed.), Metal Matrix Composites, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
 K. Szacilowski, Infochemistry: Information Processing at the
Nanoscale, Wiley (2012).
 L. Reimer, H. Kohl, Transmission Electron Microscopy: Physics of
Image Formation, Springer, New York (2008).
Proceedings or chapter in books with editor(s):
 R. Major, P. Lacki, R. Kustosz, J. M. Lackner, Modelling of
nanoindentation to simulate thin layer behavior, in: K. J. Kurzydłowski,
B. Major, P. Zięba (Eds.), Foundation of Materials Design 2006, Research
Academic thesis (PhD, MSc):
 T. Mitra, PhD thesis, Modeling of Burden Distribution in the Blast
Furnace, Abo Akademi University, Turku/Abo, Finland (2016).
No honorarium will be paid. The journal does not have article processing
charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.
4. Review and proofread process
4.1. Peer review process
All submitted manuscripts undergo review by renowned specialists
appointed by the Editor-in-Chief and members of the Editorial Board.
Reviewers receive guidance to help them perform the review, and submit
written opinion on the manuscript together with recommendation to accept
as is, or reject, or accept after revision. In the latter case i.e. when
revision is requested, the authors are obliged to respond to Editor and
Reviewers’ comments in detail and make revisions to the manuscript. A
rebuttal to Reviewers’ comments can also be sent via the Editorial
System in writing.
Decision to reject the article is taken by the Editorial Board with the
final decision belonging to the Editor, who may appoint another reviewer
Reviewers remain anonymous to Authors and their identity cannot be
revealed by the Editorial Office.
In a separate file, the authors are requested to suggest names and
contact details (affiliations and valid e-mail addresses) of at least
three experts who could serve as reviewers.
Brief explanation (2-3 sentence-long) why each person is suitable as
a reviewer should also be provided. The suggested reviewers cannot be
from the same country as affiliation of the corresponding author. The
decision to appoint a reviewer belongs solely to the editor.
4.2. Revised manuscript submission
When revision of a manuscript is requested, Authors should return the
revised version of their manuscript as soon as possible. Prompt action
may ensure fast publication if a paper is finally accepted for
publication in Arch. Metall. Mater. If it is the first revision of an
article Authors are requested to return their revised manuscript within
If it is the second revision Authors are requested to return their
revised manuscript within 7 days
4.3 Final proofreading
Authors will receive a pdf file with the edited version of their
manuscript for final proofreading. This is the last opportunity to view
an article before its publication on the journal web site. No changes or
modifications can be introduced once it is published. Thus authors are
requested to check their proof pages carefully against manuscript within
3 working days and prepare a separate document containing all changes
that should be introduced. Authors are sometimes asked to provide
additional comments and explanations in response to remarks and queries
from the language or technical editors.
5. Original version
Starting from issue 1/ 2018, Volume 63, Archives of Metallurgy and
Materials is published in electronic via www.journals.pan.pl. The
printed version is printed only for designated libraries (legal basis:
Regulation of the Minister of Culture and Art of March 6, 1997).
6. Prevent cases of plagiarism
Readers should be sure that the authors present the results of their
work transparently, fair and honest, regardless of whether they are the
direct authors, or used the help of a specialized entity (natural or
legal person). To prevent cases of plagiarism, "ghostwriting" and "guest
Authorship", the Editorial Office will require that the Authors
disclosed the contribution of individual Authors in the creation of
manuscript (with their affiliations and contributions, i.e. the
information who is responsible for: research concept and design,
collection and/or assembly of data, data analysis and interpretation,
writing the manuscript). Funding sources (together with grant number)
must also be revealed. The corresponding Author will bear the main
responsibility for the manuscript. Detected cases will be exposed,
including notifying the appropriate entities (institutions employing the
Authors, scientific societies, associations of editors of scientific
7. License type
Articles are printed in an open access and distributed under the terms
of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
This license allows authors to copy and redistribute the material in any
medium or format, remix, transform, and build upon the material.
Authors may not use the material for commercial purposes. However, this
condition does not include dependent works (they may be covered by
Submission of an article to the journal is unequivocal to expressing
consent to the publication in both paper and electronic form.