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1 Editorial coverage

Journal of Materials Engineering, a monthly journal in Chinese, started publication in 1956, openly distributed both at home and abroad. It is a comprehensive sci-tech periodical that publishes recent progress  regarding new materials, new processing approaches, new technology during the course of engineering applications. The journal has been indexed in Ei Compendex, ESCI, CSA, CA, JST, DOAJ, etc. as well as in some principal Chinese databases. 

2 Submission requirements

(1) Papers should be submitted through our official website (http://jme.biam.ac.cn) in the type of WORD(*.doc) document within the limit of 10M, and the documents larger than 10M cannot be uploaded and must be compressed. 

(2) Research and review articles, letters are accepted and the letter should be innovative or of enough importance to be published.

(3) No review fees are needed, but each published paper is charged 400/page for article processing fees. Details for paying the fees are listed in the Acceptance Notification. Remuneration will be paid and one journal will be supplied for free to the corresponding author after publication.

(4) Requirements for word count: research paper: 5000-7000 words; review paper: 8000-15000 words.

3 Format of papers

3.1 Abstract

The abstract is the window and the content is the essence of a paper. The abstract is independent from the main body of the paper and should summarize the innovation of the paper accurately, definitely and integrally, with word count around 400-600. Tips for writing abstracts:

(1) The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the process and the approaches used, the principal results and major conclusions. No background is needed, or, if necessary, an introduction of no longer than a line is tolerable. The process and the approaches should be stated in details, and the results and the conclusions should be listed definitely.

(2) The abstract should be clear, concise and complete, and it is advisable to use short sentences with varied structures. Past tense is used for stating the author’s work, and the present tense is used to state the conclusions.

(3) The expressions such as “this study is the improvement for the past work” should not be presented in the abstract. Words that show the significance and the future research of the paper should also not be mentioned.

3.2 Introduction

The introduction of a paper should be around 1000 words. The introduction consists of 3 parts: the research background, the research progress at home and abroad and the contribution of the present work.

3.3 References

References should be the papers quoting directly from publications, and numbered with Arabic numerals according to the order they firstly appear in the text. The research progress should be the newest, and the references include domestic and overseas papers (better not quoting for the secondary reference). The references should include 15 papers at least.

Please refer to the Format Requirement for the Paper or the Reference Template.

3.4 Key words

It is advisable to provide 3-5, no more than 7 key words. The key words should represent the core content of the text.

4  Other agreements

(1) Normal review cycle is within 3 months and the processing course can be queried on line. While during the period, the author cannot submit repeatedly to any other journals. As certain manuscripts may be peer-reviewed for longer time due to some reasons, the author should inform the editor if he or she decides to submit to other journals or withdraw the manuscript.

(2) The author should obey the academic principles, and avoid submitting manuscript repeatedly (including submit in different languages), plagiarism and other academic misconduct. The author should obey confidential rule and the manuscript cannot reveal any classified information about politics, academy and technology. Once a manuscript is found to violate the rules, the author will be prohibited from submitting any manuscript to JME in two years, and the author will be asked to pay for the related loss.  

(3) The author’s names and the order of the names should not be changed arbitrarily after the Author’s Statement is signed. The changing is admitted only if all the authors sign a document to agree.

(4) The editor has the right to modify the words and expressions, but the responsibility (concerning politics, academy, security, etc.) of the paper is taken by the author after the proofreading draft (proofed by the author) is published.

(5) The copyright of any articles (printing edition, CD edition and web edition) published in JME belongs to its editorial board, including the right providing the articles to internet, to database at home and abroad and to index organizations. Remuneration will be paid to the author as soon as the article is published.

 

 

                                                                      

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