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Submission of Manuscripts

Submission of a paper to “Uspehi Fiziki Metallov” (i.e. “Progress in Physics of Metals”) will be taken to imply that it represents subject review not previously published, that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted for publication it will not be published in the same language without the consent of the Editors and Publisher. It is a condition of acceptance by the Editor of a typescript for publication that the Publishers acquire automatically the copyright in the typescript throughout the world.

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

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 Scheme 2010” at

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 such as: 1. Introduction, 2. Experimental/Theoretical Details, 3. Results, 4. Discussion, 5. Conclusion, References. Subsections should be identified with section and subsection numbers (such as 6.1. Second-Value Subheading).

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 but excluding article titles in journals. 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).
  2. T. M. Radchenko, A. A. Shylau, I. V. Zozoulenko, and A. Ferreira, Phys. Rev. B, 86: 195448 (2013).
  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:
CAplus Core Journal Coverage List
American Physical Society List
American Mathematical Society List

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.

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 (with copy to 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 form of figures (graphics files in EPS, TIFF or JPEG formats preferably and with name consisting the name of the first author also, e.g., Smirnoff_fig2a.eps) should be planned so that they reduce to 12.7 cm column width (or less), and keep them separate from the text file. It is necessary to submit additionally all the figures within the format of the program, in which they were created.

Proofs. Contributors will receive page proofs for correction by e-mail as a PDF document. These must be returned to Kyiv office ( 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 (

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:

In accordance with the agreement between the journal editors and founders the editorial board supposes that the authors, sending us the manuscript, transfer to the founders and the editorial board the right to publish this manuscript in Russian (Ukrainian) language and (or) in the English translation, and we 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 “Uspehi Fiziki Metallov” the right to publish this manuscript in English language and (or) in the Russian (Ukrainian) 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.