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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Author name and affiliation placed through the submission process under Step 3 (Enter Metadata). In the case of multiple authorship of the submitted paper, the author name and affiliation of each author specified under the same Step 3 by clicking 'Add Contributor'.
  • The official institution e-mail(s) of the author(s) is/are provided through the submission process under Step 3 (Enter Metadata). Please note that yahoo, hotmail, gmail or any other free e-mail addresses are not acceptable. If you use another person E-mail address or yahoo, hotmail, gmail the submission will be rejected without further notice (the same is valid for co-authors e-mails).
  • Materials Science – Medžiagotyra is an open-access journal with publishing fees of 50 EUR/journal page for an accepted paper. I confirm that I will pay the open access fee if my manuscript is accepted for publication.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (*.doc, *.docx). The submitted paper in any other format will be rejected without further notice
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal/Submissions (Paper template).
  • The list of five potential international reviewers is provided as supplementary file indicating first names, family names, e-mail addresses, affiliations, keywords presenting field of interests.

Author Guidelines

Paper template doc

In order to achieve rapid publication, the texts will be printed directly from the author's typescripts. The authors are kindly requested to observe the following instructions in manuscripts preparation.
Some flexibility of presentation will be allowed but authors are urged to arrange the subject matter clearly under such headings as Introduction, Experimental details, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References, etc. Each paper should have an abstract (approximately 2000 characters). In addition, the author is requested to submit Keywords of the paper (5 - 10 words).

The length of a paper text is not limited.  Not less than 75-80% the last page should be filled.

The files should be saved in the native format of the word processing program used (preferably Microsoft Word).

Units SI units must be used in the text, tables, and graphs.

Illustrations Figures, tables, and formulas should be arranged in such a way that they would fit into one (84 mm width) or two columns. Graphs should be prepared by computer (word processor Microsoft Word or compatible).
One line spacing should separate the figures and tables from the text.

Formulae All mathematical expressions should be computer typed. Numbers that identify mathematical expressions should be enclosed in parentheses. Equations that might extend beyond the width of one column (84 mm) should be fitted into two columns or should be rephrased to go on two or more lines within the column width.
One line spacing should separate mathematical expressions from the text.

Software specifications Manuscript should be typed with single spacing using Microsoft Word word processor. Times New Roman font should be used. The text should be typed in two columns on A4 format sheets; spacing between columns should be 6 mm. The following margins should be ensured:

  • top - 20 mm,
  • bottom - 25 mm,
  • left - 18 mm,
  • right - 18 mm.

The title of an article should be printed in 14 pt (Bold), author's name - 12 pt (Bold), the title of the institution - 10 pt (Italic), headings of the chapters - 11pt (Bold), the body text and abstract - 10 pt, indexes - 8 pt, text of the tables - 9 pt, formulae in the text - 10 pt, indexes - 6 pt, subindexes - 5 pt (all symbols - Italic, vectors - Bold, numbers - Normal). Italic characters should be used for symbols from the figures and graphs mentioned in the text.

References References should be numbered consecutively (numerals in square brackets) through the text and collected together in a reference list at the end of the paper.

Further details The following data (METADATA) about the authors should be presented: name, family name, affiliation, position, mailing address, telephone (office and home), fax, E-mail.

Potential reviewers, Please provide 5 names of potential reviewers indicating: First Name, Family Name, e-mail address, Affiliation, keywords presenting field of interests.


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