The subject matter of the papers published
in the periodical THE METALLURGIST – Metallurgical news
The scientific-technological periodical THE METALLURGIST – Metallurgical news, published since 1929 is currently the only scientific-technological periodical in Poland which publishes the articles on metallurgy of steel with limited international range. Both university specialists and industry specialists publish and read various papers in this periodical. Among the publications there are both ones connected with basic research as well as application research. The topic range of the published papers refers to all areas of metallurgy of iron apart from technology of casting iron. Scientific and research articles or problem-overview articles are describing the following areas of science: metallurgy of steel, blast-furnace practice, plastic working, metal science and heat treatment, metallurgical analytics and metallurgical waste management as well as protection of natural environment. Various results of research projects are also published, such as results of analyses and optimisation of metallurgical processes, their computerisation, automation and introduction of robots, modern materials and energy-efficient technologies. There are also studies connected with current problems of restructuring of Polish steel industry and rationalisation of employment. Moreover, we publish papers presenting the problems connected with introduction of quality systems, environmental management systems and occupational safety and health in metallurgical enterprises. Most of the articles published in the Metallurgist present the results of scientific and research works, experiments and implementations conducted on Polish universities, departmental scientific-research institutes and metallurgical enterprises, including the results of the research projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (own research, statutory tests, individual and group projects as well as target projects). A lot of them later contain elements of doctoral and habilitation theses. Publications in THE METALLURGIST – Metallurgical news are important points in the scientific output of many Polish specialists in the field of metallurgy. In each number of the Metallurgist there are also news connected with scientific conferences, seminars, symposiums, trade fairs, publishing novelties, inventions and improvements in metallurgy, ceremonies of defence of doctoral and habilitation theses as well as descriptions of activities of scientific circles and commissions of Polish Association of Metallurgical Engineers and Technicians (in Polish: SITPH- Stowarzyszenie Inżynierów i Techników Przemysłu Hutniczego w Polsce).
The periodical THE METALLURGIST – Metallurgical news is connected to the international system of scientific information led by American Society for Metals. Summaries of articles published in THE METALLURGIST are published in Metals Abstracts and Referativnym Zhurnale Metallurgija, and from the field of metallurgical analytics also in Chemical Abstracts and Analytical Abstracts. Chosen articles from THE METALLURGIST – Metallurgical news are translated by BISRA into the English language. It helps to popularise the achievements of Polish scientists and engineers. Many outstanding Polish specialists in the field of metallurgy of steel unanimously underline that the content-related level of the papers published in the Metallurgist is close to papers from the same topic range published in other renowned foreign periodicals. In 1992, the Metallurgist was joined by a technical monthly magazine Metallurgical news. This decision of connecting the two titles was justified by ordering and systematising of situation on the market of trade magazines for specialists in our country and by shape of the unambiguous topic profile. Our periodical, as in previous years we will systematically increase the number of published articles in English, both to increase the number of quotes in specialised databases and due to the fact that the periodical THE METALLURGIST – Metallurgical news plans to apply for an inscription on the ISI Master Journal List.