Guide for Authors

Journal of Iron and Steel Research, International, sponsored by the China Iron and Steel Research Institute Group, is an academic journal which provides an international medium for publication of theoretical and experimental studies in the field of metallurgy and metallic materials. The journal started publishing in 1994, and now publishes monthly, containing columns of Review, Metallurgy and Metal Working, Material, and Testing. Over 30 famous indexing databases covered this journal, in which Science Citation Index (SCI) had covered almost all of the papers published since 1996 and Engineering Index (EI) Compendex covered the papers published since 2016. The purpose of the journal is to reflect developments in science and technology in the iron and steel industry, to promote academic exchanges, and to enable the development of qualified personnel by means of reports on the latest scientific research achievements on new processes, new materials and new equipments, and their dissemination and applications.

Advanced steel materials, high quality structural/special steel, superalloy, intermetallics, metallic functional materials, powder metallurgy, structural titanium alloy, composite steel materials, high entropy alloy, metallic nanomaterials, amorphous alloys, metallurgical process of iron and steel, etc.

Impact Factor
2015: 0.784 © Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2016

Editorial Board
In order to guarantee the quality of the journal, we have engaged some well-known professors from different Universities and Institutes in China, Australia, India, Germany, Japan, Swedish, and USA as members of the Editorial Committee.

Guide for Authors

Submission of papersManuscripts should be submitted via the Author Center on the website of this journal available at . Authors are invited to submit their works in good English and send their papers in doc-format or docx-format.

Distribution of Manuscripts
All manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Artwork and Tables with Captions.

Title Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid non-standard or uncommon abbreviations and formula where possible.

Author names and affiliations Please clearly indicate the given name (s) and family name (s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Signature units should be typed in English on the first page of the paper including the name of affiliation, city, postcode, province, and nation. Examples are given as follows:
Hong XIAO1,2, Zheng-wen YUAN1,2, Tao WANG1,2
(1. National Engineering Research Center for Equipment and Technology of Cold Strip Rolling, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, Hebei, China; 2. College of Mechanical Engineering, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, Hebei, China)

Changes to authorship
Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended.

Abstract A concise and factual abstract that summarizes the main findings of the paper in fewer than 250 words is required. The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, the main methods, the principal results and major conclusions. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, or must be defined at their first mention if essential. References and formulas should also be avoided.

Key words Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 7 key words and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.

Biography Biography of the first author which contains the name, degree, professional title, and Email is required and the information of corresponding authors can be offered simultaneously. Biography and the corresponding authors' information should be used as footnotes separately at the end of the title page.

Symbol List If there are a large amount of symbols, a symbol list is recommended.

Nomenclature and Units Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). Each paper should be consistent within itself as to abbreviations, symbols and units.

Introduction State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. The length of the introduction should be within 2000 words and should not exceed one page. Figures, tables and equations should be avoided.

Experimental Provide sufficient detail to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference and only relevant modifications should be described.

Results and Discussion This part should explore the significance of the original research results. A separated Results and Discussion section is often appropriate and may be organized into subheadings. Extensive citations and discussion of published literature should be avoided.

Conclusions Conclusions must be strict, scientific and objective, giving a brief summarization of the results and their significance.

Acknowledgements The acknowledgements should be brief and precede the references.

Illustrations and Tables Please don't put more than 10 figures and tables should be less than 5. Number the illustrations and tables according to their sequence in the text and ensure that each illustration or table has a caption written in English.Images drawn by computers should be submitted by black-and-white patterns, more than 300 dpi; if in color, please be sure that the image can be clearly shown when printing in black-and-white patterns. For photographs, please provide the original figures which are unprocessed and more than 300 dpi.
Besides, the width of one figure which can be shown in a half column should not exceed 7.5 cm, and not exceed 14.6 cm for figures given in full column. Illustrations should be individually provided and files in tiff format are preferred after the paper is accepted.
Type each table double-spaced with a short descriptive title typed directly above and with essential footnotes below. Ensure the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article and submit tables as editable text and not as images.
Besides, the following rules should be followed:

  • Make sure that you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original figures.
  • Preferred fonts: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol, or similar ones.
  • Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the printed version.

References Reference to the literature should be cited by numbers in square brackets in the text and listed in numerical order with full article titles included. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Standards, unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list. For web references, as a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. References should be more than 15 in which books should not exceed 30%. The standard reference style of the journal is described below in details:Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: "..... as demonstrated in Ref.[3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ...."
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Reference to a journal publication:[Serial number] Authors, journal name, Volume (publication year) beginning and end pages.
[1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2000) 51-59.If the page is not continuous in one volume of the journal, the issue should also be given after the year.
[2] S. Yamada, H. Itaya, Y. Hara, Iron Steel Eng. 74 (1998) No.8, 64-67.Reference to a book, dissertation, report: [Serial number] Authors, title?edition?publisher?publication location?publication year.
[3] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, 3rd ed., Macmillan, New York, 1979. Reference to a chapter in an edited book:[Serial number] Authors, in Editor of conference proceedings (Eds.), title of conference proceedings, publisher, publication location, publication year, beginning and end pages.
[4] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing, Inc., New York, 1994, pp. 281-304.
Reference to a patent:
[Serial number] Authors, title, Nation, patent number, publication year.
[5] C.J. Won, Method for manufacturing hot rolled galvanized steel sheet at high speed with pickling skipped, US, 6258186B1, 2001.

Submission checklistThe following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
During the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for reviewing, please ensure that the following items are present.
The first author with contact details:

  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address

All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain
  • Key words
  • All figure captions
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes)

Further considerations

  • Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
  • Indicate clearly whether or not color or black-and-white in print is required.

CopyrightEnsure the work submitted by manuscript has not been published before, or is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and has been read and approved by all authors. The submission of the manuscript means that the authors automatically agree to transfer the copyright to Journal of Iron and Steel Research, International when the manuscript is accepted for publication. All accepted manuscripts must be accompanied by a copyright transfer agreement, which should be uploaded to the network and sent to the editor. The work should be original by the authors and not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of the publisher.

Submission FeeFor all articles, authors will be asked to pay a publication fee prior to the article appearing in the journal. The fee is 3000 RMB (for articles within 5 pages) and 600 RMB for each addition page, and only needs to be paid after the article has passed the reviewing by both experts and chief editors. If the articles do not pass the final plagiarism check before publication, the fees will not be returned.