Guide for authors

Criteria for a publication in Letters on Materials
  • The relevancy to the scope of the Letters on Materials
  • The novelty and originality of the work
  • Significance to the broadening and development of the field of Materials Science and Technology
Types of Papers
  • Original Paper (up to four pages in length)
  • Review (up to six pages in length)
Scope
  • structure analysis of materials
  • mechanical and physical properties of materials
  • production and processing of materials
  • experimental methods of investigation of materials
  • theory and computational methods in solid state physics
Manuscript Submission
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

We recomend to take into account the following recommendations and requirements when preparing your manuscript for submission. They are aimed to reduce time of manuscript preparation and submission.

1. Please use our template to prepare your manuscript http://lettersonmaterials.com/Upload/lom_template_eng.doc.

2. Excluding the titles, author names, affiliations, abstract, and list of key words, the paper size must not exceed 32'000 symbols (including spaces) for reviews and 26'000 symbols (including spaces too) for research papers. Number of text symbols in the appropriate part is calculated using the “Service-Statistics” function of Microsoft Word text processor.

Size of the figures, tables and equations should be recalculated into equivalent number of characters as follows. One centimeter height of a figure, equation, table is equivalent to 55 / 0.42 ≈ 130 characters. Therefore, for an one-column object (with width up to 8.5 cm), the equivalent number of characters is 130 times height of the object (in cm). Similarly, for a two-column object (width up to 17 cm) the number of characters is obtained by multiplying its height (in cm) by 260.

An example of filling the text field during manuscript submission is given below.
The total length of the paper (except the title, authors’ names, affiliations, abstract and list of key words) is equal to 25818 symbols including spaces:
a. The text itself = 19594 symbols;
b. Fig. 1, 1 column, height 8 cm, 130 х 8 = 1024 symbols;
c. Fig.2, 2 columns, height 10 cm, 260 х 10 = 2600 symbols;
d. Table. 1, 2 columns, height 10 cm, 260 х 10 = 2600 symbols».
e. Equations in 1 column: total height about 10 cm, 130 х 10 = 1300 symbols;
f. Equations in 2 columns: total height about 5 см, 260 х 5 = 1300 symbols.

Papers having no or non-complete length calculation will be immediately sent back for revision.

3. Abstract length should be from 200 to 250 words.

4. Required for uploading are the manuscript file (.doc or .docx) and the cover letter (.doc, .docx, .pdf).

5. Please prepare individual file for all figures and tables (.jpg, .png .gif, .tiff). Recommended resolution for images is 300dpi.

6. Please prepare Table of Contents (TOC) image (.jpg, .png .gif, .tiff) with a brief summary of your work (2-4 sentences). Recommended aspect ration of the TOC image is 4:3.

7. You should propose at least three possible reviewers for your manuscript. You should specify email address of each candidate.

8. Please read beforehand the Publishing Agreement. You will be asked to agree with its terms during submission.

Permissions
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Submission
Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Thus, if you do not have account on our website, please register. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times.