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Guide for Authors
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The Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (hereafter Trans. Nonferrous Met. Soc. China), founded in 1991 and sponsored by The Nonferrous Metals Society of China, is published bimonthly and mainly contains reports of original research which reflect progress in the field of nonferrous metals science and technology, including mineral processing, extraction metallurgy, metallic materials and heat treatments, metal working, physical metallurgy, powder metallurgy, with the emphasis being on materials science and engineering. It is the only publication in English of The Nonferrous Metals Society of China, and is aimed at scientists, engineers, under/post-graduates in fields relating to the nonferrous metals industry. This journal is covered by many famous abstracting/indexing services such as SCI Expanded, Ei Compendex Plus, INSPEC, CA, METADEX, AJ, JST.
Two copies of the manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Office of Trans. Nonferrous Met. Soc. China, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China. The manuscripts, including the abstract, references and captions, should be neatly typed in English, single spaced and one-sided of A4 white papers with ample margins. They should be proofread by the authors, and not longer than 20 printed pages. Manuscripts sent by e-mail are also acceptable.
The abstract should be 100 words or less in length. It should be self-contained and should be adequate as a summary of the article, namely, it should contain the aims and significance of the work, the experimental methods and the main results and conclusions; in particular, any newly developed conceptions, methods, apparatus, techniques, and newly discovered facts should be highlighted. The authors are requested to supply three to eight keywords, which should be typed below the abstract.
References in the text should be numbered by superscripts (e.g. "LIU et al.  reported that?"), and listed on a separate sheet in the following styles:
 JIANG Xian-Liang, BOULOS M. Induction plasma spheroidization of tungsten and molybdenum powders[J]. Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 2006, 16(1): 13-17.
 HANNA J, ATTIA Y A. Advances in Fine Particle Processing [M]. New York: Elsevier Publishers, 1990. 472.
 STAGGERS J O. Rare earth metal silicide alloy[P]. US4018597, 1977.
 BOIRE-LAVIGNE S, MOREAU C, SAINT-JACQUES R G. Taguchi analysis of the influence of plasma spray parameters on the microstructure of tungsten coatings [A]. International Symposium on Developments and Applications of Ceramics and New Metal Alloys [C]. Quebec City, 1993. 473?485.
Equations should be neatly typed or clearly written in ink, punctuated and aligned to bring out their structure, and numbered on the right. Physical quantities should be printed in italics, and vectors in bold-face italics. For mathematical expressions, the solidus (/) should be used instead of built-up fractions in running text and displayed wherever clarity would not be jeopardized. Use "exp" for complicated exponentials.
Photographs should have high contrast. They should be glossy, properly focused and exposed. Those who wish to place two or more photographs side by side are reminded that the column width of this journal is approximately 150 mm. Line drawings should be clear and well designed. The lettering and plotted points should be large enough to be legible after reduction. Graphs should have axes with proper labels such as T/K.
For more information on format and style please consult recent issues of the journal or contact the Editorial Office of Trans. Nonferrous Met. Soc. China, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China, telephone: +86-731-8876765 or 8877197, E-mail: email@example.com, home page: http://www.csu.edu cn/ysxb/