Directives

Instructions for the Authors who
co-operate with the periodical
THE METALLURGIST – Metallurgical
news

The scientific-technological periodical THE METALLURGIST – Metallurgical news publishes papers dealing with all issues connected with iron metallurgy, apart from casting iron, which have not been previously published in print in other periodicals. The articles which deal with scientific and research or problematic-overview issues should particularly  include the following notions: 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. We  also publish 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 in metallurgical enterprises as well as those  discussing the competitiveness of the enterprise particularly in the aspect of  Poland as a member of the European Union.

The Periodical THE METALLURGIST – Metallurgical news publishes also information connected with scientific conferences, seminars, symposiums, trade fairs, publishing novelties, inventions and improvements in metallurgy, 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) as well as sponsored articles and advertisements.

Editorial Staff, taking care of high quality of the articles published in our periodical,
has decided to divide the papers qualified for being printed into main articles
(scientific articles), overviews and other: reports, announcements,  contributory papers, information concerning renovations or modernisations of  the devices etc. All received articles are reviewed. The decision concerning  the qualification of the article to be printed and classification to a given  group is made by Editorial staff.

The Editorial Office requests the Authors to follow the rules below in preparation
of the articles to be printed:

Article should be sent to the Editorial Office in the form of a computer print-out in two copies and a file on CD or DVD (Microsoft Word). Print-out should be done on a A4 format, font size 12, line-space 1.5. The content of the paper should not exceed 10-12 pages including pictures and tables. Articles in chapters – with so-called “to-be-continued” caption will not be accepted.

First the title of the article in Polish should be written in the middle (in bold, centred, font TNR 16), then below the title in English (italics, centred,  font TNR 16). If the article was written in English the order is reverse. Line space between  the title of the article in Polish and in English should equal two lines (font  TNR 12). Next, please give the first names and the surnames of the authors  without scientific degrees (bold, font TNR 10). One line below the affiliated  organisation(s) should be presented and centred. See example below:

Tytuł w języku polskim

Tytuł w języku angielskim

Jan KOWALSKI

Politechnika Śląska, Wydział Inżynierii Materiałowej i Metalurgii, Katedra
Zarządzania i Informatyki

ul. Krasińskiego 8, 40-019 Katowice

After literature list the first names and surnames of the authors should be written
again with the scientific degrees and the e-mail address of the main author
(for contact). If the authors decide that the article contains broader fact
matter from various fields, then two e-mail addresses can be given (on the
right hand side).

Summary in Polish and in English (about 10 lines) – no separate paragraphs, should inform about the aim of the paper and the most important results (achievements). Key words should also be given in Polish and
in English (maximum 6 words):

Słowa kluczowe: enumerate without bold type

Key words: enumerate without bold type – in italics

The main body of the article (font TNR 11) should correspond with the current state of knowledge and quoted literature should take into account the newest Polish and foreign papers written in the given field of knowledge. Article should be written in correct Polish, concisely, without unnecessary repetitions and without giving obvious information. It
should also follow a main thought.

The layout of the article should be clear and compact , and the body should be divided into entitled chapters which serve as wholes. The article should end with a summary and/or clearly formulated conclusions.

Units of measure, technical vocabulary, abbreviations of the most important markings,
mathematical quantities in formulas, mathematical symbols etc. should be given in accordance with International System of Units (SI).  Other units can be applied if they are
considered legal or are conditionally approved for temporary use.

Tables and figures (photos) should be placed outside the text on separate pages and on the margin of the print-out the places where such objects are to be presented should be marked in pencil.

Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals on the top left side. Then, the title connected with the content of a given table should be given in Polish (in bold type). In the next line there should be a number of this table and its title in English (in italics, no bold type). In both cases the font size should be TNR 9. See example below:
Tablica 2. Skład chemiczny badanej stali
Table 2. Chemical composition of the investigated steel

Illustration materials (figures, graphs, diagrams, photos) should be numbered in Arabic numerals with an explanation line in Polish (in bold type) and in English (in italics) – font size TNR 9. Figures should fit one small column (8cm) or column (17cm). Photos (in black
and white only) should be clear and in contrast, sent in the form of graphic
files JPG, BMP, TIFF etc. See example below:
Rys. 1. Rozkład temperatury ciekłej stali…
Fig. 1. Distribution of liquid steel temperature…

Mathematical and chemical formulas should be written very clearly (especially the signs of mathematical powers and indexes) and their order should be numbered on the right size with numbers in round brackets, for example … (3). Greek letters should be further described on the print-out in pencil, giving their phonetic equivalent, for example s – sigma.

An example of building a literature list is shown below. Bibliography should be write next to a word – Literature. Title of books, articles, journals should be presented in accordance with the original. In the case of publications in languages other than English, you must add an English translation. Alphabetical order, no division into books, articles etc. (without the phrases – “Books, series and reports:”, “Journal article:”, etc.). Bibliographies format:

[1] Surname of Author 1 Name of Author 1, Name of Author 2 Surname of Author 2, Name of Author 3 Surname of Author 3. Year. „Title of article”. Name of journal Volume (Issue): pages.

Examples:

[1] Bronowska Krystyna, Elżbieta Żywucka-Kozłowska, Dariusz Czekan. 2009. Subkultury destrukcji. Studium metodologiczno-kryminalistyczne. Szczecin: Wydawnictwo PrintGroup.
[2] Kawlewski Krzysztof, Eugeniusz Świtoński. 2013. „Zastosowanie algorytmów genetycznych w optymalizacji sterowania ruchów roboczych suwnicy pomostowej”. Transport Przemysłowy i Maszyny Robocze 19 (1) : 37–41.
[3] Lewandowski Roman, Ireneusz Kowalski. 2008. W poszukiwaniu obiektywnych metod pomiaru jakości usług medycznych. W Współczesne wyzwania strukturalne i menedżerskie w ochronie zdrowia, 253–266. Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie.

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The Editorial Staff reserves the right to introduce terminology changes in the studies of the author, put in the necessary abbreviations, editorial, stylistic and grammatical corrections in order to adjust the article to the norms approved in our periodical. The changes and content-related completions will be done after approval of the author.

The opinion or the remarks of the reviewer will be sent to the author within not later than a month. If the Author does not send the corrected article within this deadline, it means he or she decides not to publish the paper in our periodical.

In order to contact the Author easily and fast, please give each time the correct address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address. It is especially important in case of a common paper, when the authors work in different institutions.

The Editorial Office does not pay author’s professional fee for publication of articles.

The Author receives one copy of the periodical in which his or her article was published free of charge.

The article, in which the above instruction were not applied, is sent back to the Authors to correct it before the initiation of the content-related review.