Guide for Authors

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• Declaration of interest
• Submission declaration
• Use of inclusive language
• Open access
• Data visualization

Introduction
Metal Powder Report is an international magazine with readers all over the world, publishing accessible articles of interest to readers with and without technical backgrounds. We cover commercial developments in the market, including new projects, applications and processes, as well as market developments and business issues.

Feature submission
Individuals and companies wishing to publish in the magazine may submit unsolicited articles directly to the Content Development Manager l.fowler.1@elsevier.com. However, we advise contacting our Editorial team in advance of writing an article to confirm the suitability. Articles may then be submitted.
Articles solicited by the Editors may be submitted directly to the inviting Editor.

Style
Please use US English.
If acronyms are used they should be spelt out in full on their first use with the acronym following in brackets; for instance, European Union (EU). On all subsequent occasions use the acronym. Similarly, trademarks are only included the first time a product is mentioned.
Foreign names should take their local form (with the English equivalent following in brackets).

Length
Feature articles are typically 2000 to 3000 words in length.

Format
Authors should submit their material via e-mail to the Content Development Manager (unsolicited)l.fowler.1@elsevier.com or inviting Editor (invited/solicited contributions).
Our preferred text format is Microsoft Word.
Please send pictures in a separate file to the text of the article (see also Pictures and Graphics, below).

Boxes/Side Bars
These are between 250 and 750 words long. They are used to explain, in more detail, an issue which would otherwise interrupt the flow of the main article. Often they describe a case study relevant to the main article e.g. a company using the composite/equipment/process etc described in the feature.

Pictures and Graphics
Good quality pictures and illustrations are essential to attract the reader's attention to your article. Diagrams, charts, tables etc can also be used.
Please supply captions for all your pictures/illustrations. Electronic images may be sent electronically, in a separate file to the text.
Electronic images must be supplied as high resolution files to the following specifications:

  • preferred format: EPS with JPEG compression or TIFF.
  • TIFF: minimum file size 3 Mb, preferably saved as CMYK.
  • JPEG: minimum file size 300 kb.
  • scanning spec: minimum resolution for photos is 300 dpi.
  • Word pictures: please supply graphics separately and not embedded into Word.

Please also supply links to relevant videos if available.

Units
Always use SI and SI-derived units unless the industry standard is different.

Contact details
Contact details of the corresponding author are required for all articles. The author's contact details will be included within the article so that readers can contact them directly. Please provide the author's name, job title, address, and e-mail. Company website and telephone number are optional.

Copyright
All articles published in the magazine require the author to sign a copyright agreement.

Website
Should you wish to contribute an article to the website (only), please contact the Content Development Editor . We will consider all types of articles consistent with those currently available: please consult the website for examples.

Declaration of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors should complete the declaration of interest statement using this template and upload to the submission system at the Attach/Upload Files step. If there are no interests to declare, please choose: 'Declarations of interest: none' in the template. This statement will be published within the article if accepted. More information.

Submission declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis, see 'Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication' for more information), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Preprints
Please note that preprints can be shared anywhere at any time, in line with Elsevier's sharing policy. Sharing your preprints e.g. on a preprint server will not count as prior publication (see 'Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication' for more information).

Use of inclusive language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Content should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader; contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition; and use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, stereotypes, slang, reference to dominant culture and/or cultural assumptions. We advise to seek gender neutrality by using plural nouns ("clinicians, patients/clients") as default/wherever possible to avoid using "he, she," or "he/she." We recommend avoiding the use of descriptors that refer to personal attributes such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition unless they are relevant and valid. These guidelines are meant as a point of reference to help identify appropriate language but are by no means exhaustive or definitive.

green open access and author posting
Authors can share their research in a variety of different ways and Elsevier has a number of green open access options available. We recommend authors see our green open access page for further information. Authors can also self-archive their manuscripts immediately and enable public access from their institution's repository after an embargo period. This is the version that has been accepted for publication and which typically includes author-incorporated changes suggested during submission, peer review and in editor-author communications.

Embargo period: For subscription articles, an appropriate amount of time is needed for journals to deliver value to subscribing customers before an article becomes freely available to the public. This is the embargo period and begins from the publication date of the issue your article appears in. This publication has an embargo period of 24 months.

Elsevier supports responsible sharing
Find out how you can share your research published in Elsevier journals.

Open access

Please visit our Open Access page for more information.

Elsevier Researcher Academy
Researcher Academy is a free e-learning platform designed to support early and mid-career researchers throughout their research journey. The "Learn" environment at Researcher Academy offers several interactive modules, webinars, downloadable guides and resources to guide you through the process of writing for research and going through peer review. Feel free to use these free resources to improve your submission and navigate the publication process with ease.

Submission to website
Should you wish to contribute an article to the website (only), please contact the Content Development Editor. We will consider all types of articles consistent with those currently available: please consult the website for examples.

Data references
This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.

M. Oguro, S. Imahiro, S. Saito, T. Nakashizuka, Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/xwj98nb39r.1.

Users of Mendeley Desktop can easily install the reference style for this journal by clicking the following link:
http://open.mendeley.com/use-citation-style/metal-powder-report
When preparing your manuscript, you will then be able to select this style using the Mendeley plug-ins for Microsoft Word or LibreOffice.

Data visualization

Include interactive data visualizations in your publication and let your readers interact and engage more closely with your research. Follow the instructions here to find out about available data visualization options and how to include them with your article.