Information for Authors

 

1 SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT

An electronic version (using Microsoft Word or similar) of the manuscript, complete with abstract, keywords, figures and tables must be submitted to the MIT Editorial Office (mit@imt.si) as an e-mail attachment.
All contributions must be written in Slovene or English, following the MIT template. The manuscript must be accompanied by the MIT checklist, data and cover letter.
Authors must provide a cover letter that makes clear the novelty of their investigation and how the results can be used to draw new conclusions on the subject.
Authors must provide details of two potential referees who are not associated with the specific study, nor with the general research activities of the authors.
After the review process the manuscript will be returned to the author, with the decision of the Editor and, if appropriate, the reviews of the referees. If the paper is accepted the author will be asked to amend the manuscript in accordance with the referees’ comments and return it to the MIT Editorial Office.
Authors must provide the details of two potential reviewers who can make an independent assessment of the quality of the manuscript. The purpose of the reviewing procedure is to have the manuscripts evaluated objectively, and so suggested reviewers with local affiliations and who may be too closely associated with the authors, will be disregarded.
Upon acceptance of an article, the copyright is transferred to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of the article.

1.1 Preparation of the manuscript

The paper must be as short as possible and should not exceed 4–6 printed pages (approx. 20.000 characters). Papers presented at conferences must be restricted to 2–4 printed pages (approx. 10.000 characters).

Title page
Papers must have a concise but informative title, which should not exceed one line. The words from the title must be suitable for indexing and searching.
The title must be followed by the name(s) of the author(s) and by the name and address of the institution(s) where the work was carried out. An e-mail address for the contact author must be supplied.

Abstract
Papers must include an abstract, which should provide an overview of the content and conclusions of the paper and highlight the new information they contain. The abstract must be understandable in isolation and written in the past tense, because it refers to work that was already done.
The length of the abstract should not exceed 250 words.

Key words
The author must supply 3–4 keywords that describe the content of the article and are suitable for indexing and searching.

Symbols, equations (units of measurement)
Units of measurement must comply with the Law of Units of Measurement and Measures (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia 2001/26), i.e., international SI units.
Equations must be marked on the right-hand side of the text with numbers in round brackets.

Tables
Tables must be clearly referred to in the text using Arabic numerals.
Each table must have a title which makes the general meaning understandable without reference to the text.

Figures
Figures are reduced to a single-column width (7.9 cm) except in special cases (max. printed size ≈16 cm).
The lettering used on a figure should be chosen so that after reduction the height of numbers and capital letters falls within the range (1.2–2.4) mm.
Lines and arrows should also be of sufficient thickness so as to remain clear after the reduction process. Figures must be saved in any supported format, e.g. JPG, TIFF.
Figures and figures captions must be inserted in the text.
Illustrations can be printed in colour when they are judged by the Editor to be essential to the presentation. Further information concerning colour illustrations and the costs to the author can be obtained from the publisher. Colour figures can be included, but with an additional page charge of €80.
Maximum number of figures and tables in paper is 10, for papers presented at conferences must be restricted to 8.

References
The references must be collected at the end of the article, and numbered in the order of their appearance in the text.
Each reference must be complete, the use of ibid., idem., et al., etc. is not permitted.
References to unpublished or not readily accessible reports must be avoided.
References must be cited in English.
All references should have a DOI number, if it exists for the given reference.
Authors should avoid self-citing in the references as far as possible.
In the list of references, monographs, articles in journals, journals, contributions to conference proceedings, patent documents, electronic monographs, articles and other electronic documents must be cited in accordance with the following examples:
1. Monographs
• H. Ibach, H. Luth, Solid State physics,2nd ed., Springer, Berlin 1991, 245
2. Articles in journals
• T. Mauder, J. Stetina, Improvement of the casting of special steel with a wide solid liquid interface, Mater. Tehnol., 50 (2015) 1–2, doi:10.17222/mit.2014.122
3. Contributions to conference proceedings, symposiums
• I. Rak, M. Kocak, V. Gliha, N. Gubeljak: Fracture behaviour of over-matched high strength steel welds containing soft root layers, Proc. of the 2nd Inter. Symp. on Mis-Matching of Interfaces and Welds, Reinsford, 1997, 627–641
4. Contributions in electronic form/online
• M. P. Wnuk: Principles of fracture mechanics for space applications.
http://mit.imt.si/Revija/izvodi/kzt996/wnuk.pdf, 30.01.2000
or
• other: http://www.imt.si, 15.03.2016
5. Standards: ISO 15787:2001(E) – Technical product documentation, Heat treated ferrous parts, Presentation and indication ISO Committee, Geneve

SPECIAL NOTE TO AUTHORS

In the past few years we have received an increasing number of articles that include computer simulations, with 3D colour images as a result. As the journal charges €80 per page for colour printing, some authors have decided to convert their colour images to grey-scale images. We believe that this lessens both the impact and the clarity of the results. Since the Materials and Technology journal consistently strives for better quality presentation and a higher impact factor, we will be rejecting articles of this type.

2 ARTICLE PROOFS

Authors will receive a set of proofs. They are requested to return the proofs with any corrections within two days. In the case of a delay the Editor will postpone publication of the article until the article proof is received.

3 COPYRIGHT

In addition to the paper, authors must also enclose a written statement that the paper is original work and has not been published in this form anywhere else, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
On publication, copyright will pass to the publisher. The Materials and Technology journal must be stated as the source in all later publications.
The Editorial Board of the Materials and Technology journal:
• decide whether to accept a paper for publication;
• obtain professional reviewers for papers and decide on any proposals to shorten or extend them;
• obtain correct terminology and edit language.
The e-files of papers will be kept in the archives of the Materials and Technology journal.

4 PUBLICATION FEE

Authors will be asked to pay a publication fee for each article before its publishing in MIT journal. After the article has been accepted for publishing, this fee needs to be paid. The fee is €300 for regular articles, and €150 for articles, presented at ICMT annual conference in Portorož. The additional cost for coloured printing for one page is €80. These fees do include value-added tax (VAT).

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