Guide for Authors

  • Information for Contributors

    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 monthly now and mainly contains reports of original research which reflect the new progresses 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 on fundamental science. It is the unique preeminent publication in English for scientists, engineers, under/post-graduates on the field of nonferrous metals industry. This journal is covered by many famous abstract/index systems and databases such as SCI Expanded, Ei Compendex Plus, INSPEC, CA, METADEX, AJ and JICST.

    All manuscripts must be submitted online through the website (http://www.tnmsc.cn). The manuscripts, including the Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Experimental procedures, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References, should be typed in English, single spaced and one-sided of A4 paper with ample margins.

    The abstract should not be less than 100 words in length. It should be self-contained and should be adequate as a summary of the article, namely, it should contain aim and significance, experimental methods and main results and conclusions as well; newly developed conceptions, methods, apparatus, techniques, and newly discovered facts, particularly. The authors are requested to provide three to eight Key words that should be typed below the Abstract.

    Figures and tables should be placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom of the file. Photographs should have a high resolution. 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.

    References should be indicated by number in square brackets in line with the text (e.g. "LIU et al [1] reported that…"), and listed in the order they appear in the text. The following examples should be followed:

    [1] GAO Hai-yan, HE Yue-hui, ZOU Jin, XU Nan-ping, LIU C T. Tortuosity factor for porous FeAl intermetallics fabricated by reactive synthesis [J]. Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 2012, 22: 2179-2183. (Journal)
    [2] UMPHREYS F J, HATHERLY M. Recrystallization and related annealing phenomena [M]. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004. (Book)
    [3] DEBERITZ J, BELE K K, SCHADE K. Method of separating NaCl from a LiCl solution: WIPO Patent, 1998019966 [P]. 1998-05-15. (Patent)
    [4] WASSON A J, FUCHS G E. The effect of carbide morphologies on elevated tensile and fatigue behavior of a modified single crystal Ni-base superalloy [C]//Proc Superalloys 2008. Warrendale, PA: TMS, 2008: 489-497. (Proceedings)

    For more information on format and style, please consult recent issues of the journal or contact with the Editorial Office of Trans. Nonferrous Met. Soc. China, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China; telephone: +86-731-88830949 or 88877197; E-mail: f-ysxb@csu.edu.cn; website: http://www.tnmsc.cn.

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