Wroclaw University of Technology De Gruyter Open Materials Science
Materials ScienceAn interdisciplinary Journal of Physics, Chemistry and Technology of Materials
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Instructions for Authors

In order to ensure a uniform style throughout the editorial process, the Authors are advised to prepare their paper strictly according to the instructions set below. Because of the formatting errors or due to consistency reasons, the manuscript will not be accepted, both for evaluation and possible further editorial process.

Submission of a manuscript to Materials Science-Poland implies that it is not being considered for the publication elsewhere, and the authors have a necessary authorization to publish the material contained in the paper.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

The review process for submitted papers is blind peer review.

The publisher reserves the right to make necessary alterations to the text. Each corresponding author will receive the final electronic version of his or her paper.

1. Submission of Manuscripts

New manuscripts must be submitted to Materials Science-Poland via the Editorial System, available on the following webpage:


To submit a new manuscript to our Editorial Office, please use at the first step the window displayed on the left side of your screen ("Create an account") and create your account in the system. Please, remember the password, which will enable you to enter the system and follow the history of you manuscript.

At the second step, use the window on the right side of the Home page: "Sign as an Author" and fill in the Manuscript Submission Form.

1.1. First Submission

The Authors have to submit electronic version of their manuscript in a document (allowed types are: DOC, DOCX and an RTF) containing the complete paper, i.e. all the text, references, figures, tables, pictures, drawings and other graphic elements, as well (ALL IN ONE FILE) through the abovementioned Editorial System.

For the Authors' convenience, we suggest them to look through the Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI).

1.2. Final Submission

After the paper is accepted for publication, the Authors are supposed to upload to the Editorial System both a PDF and a DOC (or – possibly – a DOCX, RTF, ODT) documents containing the final version of the COMPLETE manuscript (text, literature, tables, figures, etc.) as well as all the graphics elements, each one in separate file, not embedded into doc files.

The required formats for the graphic files are:

Figures can be delivered as vector or bitmap files. The total width along with a figure description must be 90 mm (3.54 in.) or 180 mm (7.09 in.) if reproduced in two columns; the resolution must be at least 300 dpi and at least 6-point font size should be used for descriptions.

Photographs will be accepted in TIFF or JPG formats. Their minimum resolution must be 300 dpi at the size appropriate for reproduction, and their widths must be 90 mm (3.54 in.) or 180 mm (7.09 in.) if reproduced in two columns.

1.3. Current paper's status checking

Any new manuscripts as well as materials required MUST BE submitted ONLY via the Editorial System.

Also, the current paper's status checking can be done by its authors after logging into their Editorial System account. The Editorial System has been introduced just in order to facilitate all our authors to be up-to-date with their papers' status without writing any letters to the Editorial Office: anyone can check the status on their own. Therefore, if you have sent your mail or uploaded any files via our Editorial System, you should not await receiving any additional confirmations from the Editorial Office since it is for precisely the reason that this System was developed: you can always check your paper's status in the System as well as all the information concerning your manuscript (including uploaded materials, letters sent and received, any other details and reviews, etc.).

2. Organization of the Manuscript

The paper should be formatted on (preferably) A4 (210 mm × 297 mm) or letter size (8.5 in. × 11 in.) page and typed in a one-column format with one inch (25 mm) margin on the top, bottom, right side, and left side.

The Authors should locate the figures/pictures/tables close to the first reference to them in the text and number them consecutively, making no distinction between diagrams and photographs. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered, as well. A figure/picture caption should be placed immediately below the figure. A table caption should be placed immediately above the table. These rules apply both to the PDF and DOC files.

2.1. The First Page

The first page should be organized as follows:

Title of the paper

John A. White1, T. James Brown2,*, Margaret Green2,**
1Affiliation 1
2Affiliation 2
E-mail (only the corresponding author)


An abstract of no more than 200 words.


3 to 5 keywords, separated by semicolons (;).

*(**) Footnote(s)

2.2. Headings, Sub-headings

These should be placed in the body of the paper as appropriate. The Authors are encouraged to conform to the standard sequence of sections: Introduction; Experimental; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; etc.

2.3. References

In the manuscript, the references should be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals in [square brackets] (e.g. [1]; [3, 4]; [7, 11]; [23–25]; etc.). The list of references should follow the text of the paper's body and MUST have the following format:

For a paper in a journal:

[1] KITAMURA T., YOKOYAMA M., J. Appl. Phys., 69 (1991), 821.

For a book:

[2] SWALIN R.A., Thermodynamics of Solids, Wiley, New York, 1962.

For a chapter in a book:

[3] WILD U.P., RENN A., Spectral Hole-Burning, in: DRR H., BOUAS-LAURENT H. (Eds.), Photochromism. Molecules and Systems, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990, p. 930.

PLEASE NOTE: The references should be cited in the format recommended by the Journal, and must contain names of ALL AUTHORS. The use of abbreviation "et all." in the references' part is not allowed.

Journals' abbreviations MUST be in accordance with the standards of the 2016. Journal Citation Reports™ by Thompson Reuters.

2.4. Equations

All equations should be typewritten. Equations referred to in the text should be numbered consecutively at the right hand margin with Arabic numerals in parentheses.

2.5. Figures and Graphs

All figures and pictures should be numbered with Arabic numerals, have descriptive captions, and be mentioned in the text. Each figure (as well as other graphic elements) should be placed in the body of the paper as appropriate. All figures and pictures submitted, including chemical schemes, must be of a high standard and resolution for direct reproduction. The figures are supposed to be computer-generated prints of high quality. For more details please, refer to the point 1.2. Final Submission above.

2.6. Tables

The final widths of the tables should not exceed 90 mm (3.54 in.) or 180 mm (7.09 in.) in case of two-columned tables. For more details please, refer to the point 1.2. Final Submission above.

3. Ethical standards

The Journal expects all authors to uphold the highest standards of scientific honesty. In particular, all forms of plagiarism are unacceptable: if necessary the Journal will employ all available legal resources to protect the rights of its authors and defend its academic integrity.