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Submission of Manuscripts

Submission of a review manuscript to Progress in Physics of Metals implies that the paper represents subject review has not published nowhere earlier and is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and if accepted for publication it will not be submitted and published in the same language without a consent of the Editor(s) and Publisher. As a manuscript is accepted for the publication, the Publisher automatically acquires exclusive rights for the copyrighted work.

Language. The language of a review may be English, Ukrainian, or Russian.

Abstract. Each paper requires an abstract of 200–250 words summarizing the significant coverage and findings.

Keywords and PACS numbers. Up to six keywords and PACS numbers reflecting the content of the contribution should be supplied (see Physics and Astronomy Classification (PACS) Scheme 2010).

Manuscript Preparation. In addition to electronic form, authors may (ad lib.) send hard copy of the manuscript via regular mail. The length of review articles should not exceed 48500 words and 40 figures, including tables and diagrams. Authors are urged to arrange the subject matter clearly under headings, e.g., “1. Introduction”, “2. Experimental / Theoretical Details”, “3. Results”, “4. Discussion”, “5. Conclusion”, “References”. Subsections should be identified with section and subsection numbers (such as 3.1., 3.1.1., etc.).

References and Notes. Notes are indicated in the text by consecutive superior arabic numbers (without parentheses). References should be numbered consecutively (in square brackets) throughout the text. The full list should be collected and typed at the end of the paper in numerical order. Listed references should be complete in all details. All authors’ initials should precede their names. Examples of references preparation are presented below. Note that each reference has to be followed by the Digital Object Identifier, DOI, if any:

  1. T. M. Radchenko and V. A. Tatarenko, Usp. Fiz. Met., 9, No. 1: 1 (2008) (in Ukrainian). https://doi.org/10.15407/ufm.09.01.001
  2. T. M. Radchenko, A. A. Shylau, I. V. Zozoulenko, and A. Ferreira, Phys. Rev. B, 86: 195448 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.87.195448
  3. A. Meisel, G. Leonhardt, and R. Szargan, Röntgenspektren und Chemische Bindung [X-Ray Spectra and Chemical Bond] (Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Geest & Portig K.-G.: 1977) (in German).
  4. J. M. Ziman, Printsipy Teorii Tvyordogo Tela [Principles of the Theory of Solids] (Moscow: Mir: 1974) (Russian translation).
  5. M. A. Stucke, D. M. Dimiduk, and D. M. Hazzledine, High Temperature Ordered Intermetallic Alloys (Eds. I. Baker and R. Darolia) (Pittsburgh, PA, USA: MRS: 1993), p. 471.
  6. Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs and Mathematical Tables (Eds. M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun), Nat’l Bureau of Standards. Appl. Math. Ser. Vol. 55 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Govt. Printing Office: 1964).
  7. B. B. Karpovych and O. B. Borovkoff, Proc. of Symp. ‘Micromaterials Engineering’ (Dec. 25–31, 1999) (Kiev: RVV IMF: 2000), vol. 2, p. 113 (in Russian).
  8. A. Eh. Krug and Yu. J. Radius, Abstr. Int. Conf. Phys. Phenomena (Dec. 25–31, 1991, Alushta) (Kharkiv: 1991), p. 12.
  9. T. M. Radchenko, Vplyv Uporiadkuvannya Defektnoyi Struktury на Transportni Vlastyvosti Zmishanykh Krystaliv [Influence of Ordering of the Defect Structure on Transport Properties of the Mixed Crystals] (Thesis of Disser. for Dr. Phys.-Math. Sci.) (Kyiv: G. V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics, N.A.S.U.: 2015) (in Ukrainian).
  10. E. M. Gololobov, V. B. Shipilo, N. I. Sedrenok, and A. I. Dudyak, Sposob Polucheniya Karbonitridov Metallov [Production Method of Metal Carbonitrides], Authors’ Certificate 722341 SSSR (Published November 21, 1979) (in Russian).
  11. V. G. Trubachev, K. V. Chuistov, V. N. Gorshkov, and A. E. Perekos, Sposob Polucheniya Metallicheskikh Poroshkov [The Technology of Metallic Powder Production]: Patent 1639892 SU. MKI, B22 F9/02, 9/14 (Otkrytiya i Izobreteniya, 34, No. 13: 11) (1991) (in Russian).
  12. Yu. M. Koval’ and V. V. Nemoshkalenko, O Prirode Martensitnykh Prevrashchenij [On the Nature of Martensitic Transformations] (Kyiv: 1998) (Prepr./N.A.S. of Ukraine. Inst. for Metal Physics. No. 1, 1998) (in Russian).

Journal title abbreviations should conform to generally accepted styles:
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Tables. Number tables consecutively with arabic numerals and give a clear descriptive caption at the top.

Figures. All figures should be numbered with consecutive arabic numbers, have descriptive captions and be mentioned in the text. Keep figures separate at the end of the text or directly in the text. The labels at axis should contain the designation (or notation) of quantities and their units. Note that all figures should be additionally submitted in the formats of the programs, in which they were created, e.g., in EPS, TIF, JPG, OPJ, or CDR formats.

Preparation. Figures submitted must be of a high enough standard for reproduction with 300–600 dpi resolution. Redrawing or retouching of unusable figures will be charged to the authors.

Colour Plates. Whenever the use of colour is an integral part of the research, or where the work is generated in colour, the Journal will publish the colour illustrations with charge to the author. Reprints in colour will carry a surcharge. Please write to the Publisher for details.

Submission of Electronic Text. Authors have to submit manuscripts via e-mail or on a CD. The file should be saved in the native formats of the Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, or 2010 with a name consisting the name of the first author, for example, Smirnoff.docx. The electronic forms of the figures (e.g., EPS, TIF, JPG, OPJ, or CDR files named such to indicate the figure number, e.g., Fig2a.jpg) should be planned so that they reduce to 12.7 cm column width (or less), and keep them separate from the text file. All figures should be obligatory submitted in the format of the program, in which they have been created, for for instance, in OPJ or CDR formats.

Proofs. Contributors will receive page proofs for correction by e-mail as a PDF document. These must be returned to Kyiv office (ufm@imp.kiev.ua) within 120 hours of receipt.

Page Charges. There are no page charges to individuals or institutions.

Reprints. 20 free reprints will be provided to the first-named author of each paper. Additional reprints may be ordered by completing the appropriate form sent with proofs. Authors can request a PDF version of their published article from Editorial Office (ufm@imp.kiev.ua).

Further Information. All questions arising after the acceptance of manuscripts, especially those relating to reprints, should be directed to Executive Managing Editor, Editorial Office, Institute for Metal Physics, N.A.S.U., 36 Academician Vernadsky Blvd., UA-03142 Kyiv, Ukraine. Fax: +380 44 4242561, e-mail: ufm@imp.kiev.ua.

In accordance with the agreement between the journal editors and founders, the editorial board supposes that if authors send the manuscript, they transfer to the founders and editorial board the right to publish this manuscript in English or/and Ukrainian/Russian translation, and ask the authors to send signatured (and scanned) Copyright Transfer Agreement: We, the undersigned authors of the manuscript “... ...”, transfer to the founders and Editorial Board of journal “Progress in Physics of Metals” the right to publish this manuscript in English or/and in Ukrainian/Russian translation. We confirm that publication of this manuscript will not infringe a copyright of other persons or organizations and publication ethics. Author(s) name(s), date, signatures. In this case, the author retains all other rights as owners of this manuscript.