For Authors

Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts

I. 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.

II. Language of a review article has to be English, Ukrainian, or Russian.

III. Each paper requires an abstract summarizing the significant coverage, findings and results. The abstract should be of at least 1800 characters (including keywords) as a plain text without formulas, mathematical expressions and notations.

IV. Keywords and PACS numbers. 5-7 keywords and 3-6 PACS numbers reflecting the content of the contribution should be supplied (see Physics and Astronomy Classification (PACS) Scheme 2010).

V. In addition to electronic form, authors may (ad lib.) send hard copy of the manuscript via regular mail. The review article has to be quite comprehensive, but not exceed 33000 words or about 250000 characters and 45 figures. 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.).

VI. Figures (with 300–600 dpi resolution) and Tables should be embedded into the text or presented after the text and references, mentioned in the text, numbered with consecutive arabic numbers, and have descriptive captions at the bottom of the figure or top of the table. All figures should be also submitted separately as attached files in EPS, TIF, JPG, PNG or other formats. The figures created in OPJ or CDR formats may be submitted as OPJ or CDR files as well.

VII. Figures and table data adopted from other articles should obligatory contain corresponding references in the captions in order to avoid infringement of the copyright and editorial ethics.

VIII. 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).
  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).

IX. Journal title abbreviations should conform to generally accepted styles:
CAplus Core Journal Coverage List
American Physical Society List
American Mathematical Society List

X. 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, e.g., Smirnoff.docx. The electronic forms of the figures (named such to indicate the figure number, e.g., Fig2a.tif) should be planned so to be no wider than 12.7 cm column width.

XI. Proofs. Contributors will receive page proofs for correction by e-mail as attached PDF file, which should be returned by e-mail ( within 120 hours of receipt.

XII. There are no publication charges to individuals or institutions.

XIII. All questions regarding the manuscript preparation and acceptance or rejection should be addressed to Executive Managing Editor: Institute for Metal Physics of NASU, 36 Academician Vernadsky Blvd., UA-03142 Kyiv, Ukraine. Fax: +380 44 4242561. E-mail:

XIV. In addition to the manuscript, authors have 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.