Articles are published in English (preferred since 2018), Ukrainian or Russian (prior to 2020). Manuscripts, which do not comply with the below-mentioned rules for authors, will be rejected without consideration per se.
Guidelines (Rules) for Authors
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Preparation and Submission of Manuscripts
- Submission of a review manuscript to Progress in Physics of Metals implies that the paper represents a subject review that 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.
- Manuscript Preparation. An article should be prepared and submitted in Microsoft Word (according to the paper template) and should contain a title, an abstract (summarizing main findings and results), and 5–7 keywords (reflecting the content of the contribution). The paper should be quite comprehensive (however not exceed 35000 words and 50 figures) and arranged as headings (sections), e.g., “1. Introduction”, “2. Experimental (Theoretical) Methods”, “3. Obtained Results”, “4. Discussion”, “5. Conclusion”, “References”. Subsections should be identified with section and subsection numbers (such as 3.1., 3.1.1., etc.). The first letter in each word (excepting conjunctions and prepositions) in the titles of structural units (sections, subsections, title of the article) as well as in the titles of periodicals in the references (see examples in pt. VI) should be written in Capital, e.g.: 1. Introduction: Background of the Problem and Motivation of the Study (see the paper preparation example). Complicated formulae, mathematical expressions or (de)notations are not recommended in the title, abstract, and keywords.
- Equations and formulae should be typed rather in MathType (with Text Style as in the main text) than in the Word Equation Editor (undesirable). Vectors (in the text, tables and figures) are typed in bold (without vector heads — arrows over), for example, a, b, c, A, B, C; and variables (except greek-symbol) — italic, for instance, a, b, c, A, B, C. Use a period (full stop), but not a comma, to indicate the decimal place everywhere in the text, tables and figures (decimal fractions in English are separated from an integer by a period (.), not a comma (,) as in some other languages). Font and its size in the equation should be the same as in the text. Greek symbols (for example, α, β, γ, δ, ε, η, θ, λ, μ, σ, φ, ψ etc.) should be typed (inserted) as a Symbol font (regular, but not italic). Diacritical marks (à, á, â, ã, ä, å, Å, æ, ç etc.) are absent in the template fonts, therefore they should be typed in Times New Roman or Cambria.
- Figures (with 300 dpi resolution and 12.7 cm maximal width in the journal format) and Tables should be embedded after the text and references, numbered with consecutive arabic numbers, and have descriptive captions at the bottom of the figure or top of the table (see docx- or pdf-format of the paper template). In the text of the paper, figures are mentioned as following: (in) Fig. 1 (not at the beginning of the sentence) or (in) Figure 1 (at the beginning of the sentence); Fig. 2, a; Fig. 3, a, b or Fig. 3, a and b. Examples for mentioning tables in the text: Table 1; Table 2, a; Table 3, a, b or Table 3, a and b. In the captions to the figures or tables — Fig. 1. ... or Table 1. ... . In addition to those embedded after the text, all the figures should be also submitted separately as attached files in eps, tif, jpg, png or other formats. The figures plotted in opj or cdr formats may be submitted as opj or cdr files as well.
- Figures, table data, and formulae or equations adapted from other (including own) articles should obligatory contain corresponding references (in captions to figures or tables or before the formulae or equations in the text) in order to avoid infringement of the copyright and editorial ethics or (self)plagiarism (download and read Copyright Transfer Agreement in pt. XI to be signed by authors). Permission statements are required for all figures recopied or reproduced from previously published source materials (articles, monographs, books, etc.). Permissions from publishers (authors) can be obtained electronically by emailing them with the appropriate request. Permission should be stated in the (end of) caption to the figure (Reproduced with permission from [Ref.]. Copyright Year, Publisher). Submitted papers are routinely scanned for plagiarism including self-plagiarism (using free online plagiarism checker tools https://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker).
- References should be numbered sequentially [in square brackets] throughout the text. The full list should be collected and typed at the end of the paper in numerical order. Each reference should contain all authors’ list (without shortening via et al.). Authors’ initials should precede their names. Diacritics (ò, ó, ô, ö etc.) sometimes used in the authors’ (sur)names should be typed in Times New Roman. Each reference should be followed by the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), if such an identifier (a link) is available on the official publisher’s website. DOI is given after a semicolon as the link https://doi.org/10... (see examples 1, 2, 6, 10 below) without a full stop (.) at the end. References should be strictly formatted according to the following examples (see also references in the paper preparation example):
- Y. Geng, S.V. Konovalov, and X. Chen, Prog. Phys. Met., 21, No. 1: 26 (2020); https://doi.org/10.15407/ufm.21.01.026
- Yu.V. Pustovit and O.A. Kordyuk, Usp. Fiz. Met., 18, No. 1: 1 (2017) (in Ukrainian); https://doi.org/10.15407/ufm.18.01.001
- V.E. Gromov, S.V. Konovalov, K.V. Aksenova, and T.Yu. Kobzareva, Ehvolutsiya Struktury i Svoistv Legkikh Splavov pri Ehnergeticheskikh Vozdeistviyakh [Evolution of Structure and Properties of Light Alloys under Energy Impacts] (Novosibirsk: SB RAS: 2016) (in Russian).
- 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).
- J.M. Ziman, Printsipy Teorii Tvyordogo Tela [Principles of the Theory of Solids] (Moscow: Mir: 1974) (Russian translation).
- T.M. Radchenko, I.Yu. Sahalianov, V.A. Tatarenko, Yu.I. Prylutskyy, P. Szroeder, M. Kempiński, and W. Kempiński, Handbook of Graphene: Growth, Synthesis, and Functionalization (Eds. E. Celasco and A. Chaika) (Beverly, MA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Scrivener Publishing LLC: 2019), vol. 1 ch. 14, p. 451; https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119468455.ch14
- 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).
- 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).
- A.Eh. Krug and Yu.J. Radius, Abstr. Int. Conf. Phys. Phenomena (Dec. 25–31, 1991, Alushta) (Kharkiv: 1991), p. 12.
- 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); https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.35430.22089
- 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).
- 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).
- Yu.M. Koval’ and V.V. Nemoshkalenko, O Prirode Martensitnykh Prevrashcheniy [On the Nature of Martensitic Transformations] (Kyiv: 1998) (Prepr./N.A.S. of Ukraine. Inst. for Metal Physics. No. 1, 1998) (in Russian).
Attention: if there are two authors, then “and” is written between them without a comma after the first author (see example 2 above); if there are more than two authors, then except a comma placed after each author, “and” is also placed before the last one (see examples 1, 3, and 4 above). There is no space between the author initials. The journal (book, monograph) title — in italics; every word (except for prepositions and conjunctions) in English title is Capitalized. Periodical (journal) volume number — in bold. Indication of the title (non-italicized) of the cited article as well its last page is optional but encouraging.
- Journal title abbreviations should conform to generally accepted styles: CAS Source Index, WoS Journal Title Abbreviations, American Physical Society List, American Mathematical Society List.
- Proofs. Contributors (corresponding authors) receive the proofs to be read and corrected (if any) in Adobe Reader using annotation and drawing markup tools for adding comments in PDFs. List of the author(s) remarks/corrections (if any) can be also provided in a separate file (specifying the page, line, word, equation etc.). A 72 hours limit for checking and returning the proofs should be adhered to.
- The journal has no article submission, processing, or publication charges.
- All materials of the paper, — Manuscript + Figures + signed & scanned Copyright Transfer Agreement, which may be signed by all authors or corresponding one on their behalf, — should be submitted via e-mail. In case of need, a hard copy of the paper along with its electronic copy carrier might be submitted by the regular mail.
The journal allows the author(s) to hold (retain) copyright (publishing rights) without restrictions. Published articles are open-accessed and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License .