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The Archives of Metallurgy and Materials is covered in the following Institute for Scientific Information products:  SciSearch (the Science Citation Index - Expanded), Research Alert, Materials Science Citation Index, and Current Contents / Engineering, Computing and Technology.

Articles published in the Archives of Metallurgy and Materials are also indexed or abstracted by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.

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Instruction for the Authors

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials is a quarterly magazine of Polish Academy of Sciences, which has published scientific papers in English for over fifty seven years in the following fields: metallurgy and materials science, foundry, mechanical working of metals, thermal engineering in metallurgy, thermodynamic and physical properties of materials, phase equilibria in the broad context and diffusion. In addition to the regular, original scientific papers and conference proceedings, invited reviews presenting the up-to-date knowledge and monothematic issues devoted to preferred areas of research will be published. Submission of a paper 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been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form.

When preparing the manuscript, please pay attention to the following rules:

1. Manuscript submission

1.1. Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be sent to e-mail address of the Editorial Office. If the manuscript has more than one Author, 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, with generous margins. Authors should submit an electronic copy of their paper in Microsoft Word format (minimum: version 2000).

1.3. All manuscripts should be written in good English. Poorly written papers will be automatically returned for rewriting before review. Both British and U.S. English are acceptable but authors should be consistent in their usage.

1.4. Authors should submit an electronic copy of final version of their paper in Microsoft Word format, schemes (sketches) and figures saved as .eps, .jpeg, or .tiff.

1.5. Articles submitted for publication should include abstract (Polish authors please supply also a translation into Polish) and maximum 5 key words.

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 different affiliations.

Title: All words in lower case.

Abstract: maximum 10 lines, including primary objective, research design, methods and procedures, experimental interventions, main outcomes and results, conclusions. Do not use abbreviations in the abstract.

Keywords: 5 maximum.

Main text: Begin on the second page and end with a conclusion and acknowledgements.

Use the decimal system for sections, subsections and (at the most) subsubsections, 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 used.



Correspondence address: title, name, postal address, telephone and e-mail address.

Figure captions


2. Manuscript preparation

2.1. Formulae and equations

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).

2.2. Figures

Figures are usually printed in reduced size and this should be taken into account when preparing them. This applies also to the photographs. For the best results, make sure that lettering on illustrations is at least 2 mm high after reduction. Figure captions should be typed on a separate page at the end of manuscript. The same refers to tables and all sorts of lists. The appropriate place of tables and figures in the text should be indicated by < Tab 1 > or <Fig. 3 > written in separate line. Figures should be referred to in text as follows: Fig.1. Each figure should have its own caption explaining the content without reference to the text. Line drawings will normally be printed in column width of 85 mm. After this reduction all figures should have the same final letter size of at least 2 mm. The style of labeling of the coordinates must be uniform for all drawings. 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.

2.3. Tables

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). The captions 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.

2.4. References

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:] or book title; journal volume or book publisher; page spread; publication year in bracket).



[1] H. P a u l, J.H. D r iv e r, C. M a u r i c e, A. P i ą t k o w s k i, Acta Mater. 55, 833 (2007).


[2] M. H. K a m d a r, A.M.C. W e s t w o o d, Environment-Sensitive Mechanical Behaviour, New York 1981.


[3] F. E r d o g a n, in: H. Liebowitz (Ed.), Fracture 2, Academic Press 684, New York (1968).

Internet resource:


PhD Thesis:

[6] F.M. L I a n g. World Hyphenation by Computer. PhD thesis, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, June.

Chapter in books:

[7] R. M a j o r, P. L a c k i, R. K u s t o s z, J. M. L a c k n e r, Modelling of nanoindentation to simulate thin layer behavior, in: K. J. K u r z y d ł o w s k i, B. M a j o r, P. Z i ę b a (Ed.), Foundation of Materials Design 2006, Research Signpost (2006).

Articles in press:

[8] H. E t s c h m a I e r, H. T o r w e s t e n, H. E d e r, P. H a d l e y, J. Mater. Eng. Perform. (2012), DOI: 10.1007/s11665-011-0090-2 (in press).

3. Fees

No honorarium will be paid and no page charge will be made. Costs for corrections not due to the printers will be charged to the Authors. Authors are entitled to receive electronic copy of the article which will be send to specified e-mail address.

4. Review and proofread process

4. 1. Peer review process

All submitted manuscripts undergo revision 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 writing and make revisions to the manuscript. A rebuttal to Reviewers’ comments can also be sent via the Editorial Office 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 if necessary.

Reviewers remain anonymous to Authors and their identity cannot be revealed by the Editorial Office.

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 14 days. 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 4 / 2010, Volume 55, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials is published in electronic via, as the original version (reference). Versita publishes scientific journals in Meta Press technology, which is the world’s largest platform for electronic publishing of scientific journals and books. Printed version is printed by Warsaw Scientific Printing House of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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, in the form of a written statement, disclosed the contribution of individual Authors in the creation of publication (with their affiliations and contributions, i.e. the information who is the Author of concepts, principles, methods, protocol etc. used in the preparation of publication). 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 journals, etc.).

Submission of an article to the journal is equivalent to transferring copyrights to publisher for publication of the work in paper and electronic versions.




Paweł Zięba, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science PAS, Poland


Krzysztof Fitzner, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Maciej Grabski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Bogusław Major, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science PAS, Poland

Władysław Włosiński, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Editorial Advisory Board

Leszek Blacha, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Zbigniew Bojar, Military University of Technology, Poland

Eduardo Cesari, University of the Balearic Islands , Spain

Kyu Rhee Chang, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea

Jan Dusza, Institute of Materials Research, SAS, Slovakia

Władysław Gąsior, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science PAS, Poland

Zbigniew Gronostajski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Edward Guzik, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Peter D. Hodgson, Deakin University, Australia

Herbert Ipser, University of Vienna, Austria

George Kaptay, Research Institute on Nanotechnology, Hungary

Alexandre Kodentsov, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Rafał Kozubski, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Aleš Kroupa, Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR, Czech Republic

Piotr Kula, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

Jan Kusiński, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Roman Kuziak, Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy, Poland

Leszek B. Magalas, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Jüergen Lackner, Laser Center Leoben, Joanneum Research, Austria

Marcin Leonowicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Jerzy Lis, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Graeme E. Murch, University of Newcastle, Australia

Alberto Passerone, Institute of Physical Chemistry of Materials, Italy

Henryk Paul, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science PAS, Poland

Maciej Pietrzyk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Eugen Rabkin, Technion Israel Institute of  Technology, Israel

Jerzy Sobczak, Foundry Research Institute, Poland

Boris B. Straumal, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Pekka Taskinen, Aalto University, Finland

Stefan Zaefferer,  Max-Planck-Institut, Germany

Ehrenfried Zschech, Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing, Germany


Board of Review 

Piotr Bała, Leszek Blacha, Marek Blicharski, Zbigniew Bojar, Tomasz Czeppe, Ryszard Dąbrowski, Stanisław Dymek, Robert Filipek, Władysław Gąsior, Zbigniew Gronostajski, Franciszek Grosman, Edward Guzik, Marek Hetmańczyk, Mieczysław Jurczyk, Michał Kleiber, Rafał Kozubski, Marian Kucharski, Roman Kuziak, Jerzy Lis, Jerzy Pacyna, Maciej Pietrzyk, Piotr Kula, Jan Kusiński, Marcin Leonowicz, Zbigniew Pędzich, Henryk Paul, Jerzy Sobczak, Kurt Wiencek, Krzysztof Wierzbanowski, Waldemar Wołczyński, Jan Wypartowicz, Wojciech Zakulski, Jozef Zasadziński


The Archives of Metallurgy and Materials is covered in the following Institute for Scientific Information Products: SciSearch (the Science Citation Index - Index Expanded), Research Alert , Materials Science Citation Index , Current Contents / Engineering, Computing and Technology/ and TEMA (Technology and Management).
Articles published in the Archives of Metallurgy and Materials are also indexed or abstracted by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, CSA ProQuest, Celdes, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), BazTech, CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastucture), CNPIEC, DOAJ, EBSCO, Elsevier - SCOPUS, Google Scholar, J-Gate, Naviga (Softweco), Primo Central (ExLibris), The Summon, TDOne (TDNet), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb, WorldCat (OCLC).

Papers are available at:,


Editorial Address

Assistant Editor: Marta Bitner, AGH University of Science and Technology,

30 Mickiewicza Av., 30-059 Kraków, Poland,

tel. +48 (012) 6173425, e-mail: Adres poczty elektronicznej jest chroniony przed robotami spamującymi. W przeglądarce musi być włączona obsługa JavaScript, żeby go zobaczyć.


Technical Editor: Przemysław Fima, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science PAS, Poland


Abstracts and publications

Volume 49

Volume 50

Volume 51

Volume 52

Volume 53

Volume 54

Volume 55

Volume 56

Volume 57

Volume 58

Volume 59

Volume 60