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Materials Science-Poland

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2014: 0.507
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.519

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.178
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.361
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.380


Open Access

"Materials Science-Poland" ISSN 2083-1331, e-ISSN 2083-134X (est. 1974 as "Materials Science", ISSN 0137-1339) is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to experimental or theoretical research into the synthesis, preparation, characterization or application of advanced modern materials. A broad range of topics having future significance is covered, and includes, for example, more efficient synthesis methods or more accurate data modeling. Particular interest is placed on materials of relevance to microelectronics, photonics and micromachining.

In addition to regular papers, the journal issues includes also conference papers. Our core readers are scientists and experts who are interested and engaged in the interdisciplinary nature of materials research. The journal's target readers are also the people from the industry like e.g. the ones who are involved in inventing new technologies for microelectronics, photonics, and micromachining, and creating totally new materials and techniques of the future. Our mission is to present and promote the newest and the most exciting achievements of the high technology thought of the greatest specialists and the rising stars in these areas of interests, as well.

We tend to meet and exceed our readers' expectations by providing the most innovative, practical and understandable solutions for the problems they may encounter in their materials research, both of theoretical and practical nature.
We provide a cooperative learning environment for our readers and authors to thrive in. We try to meet their personal and professional needs and provide them with the opportunity to share in the success of the whole world scientific community, as we all share in their success. We promote their innovation and their contribution to the modern materials science. Our scope is focused on novel and unconventional materials for these rapidly developing branches of the science and technical world. We would like to be seen as an up-to-date and high-tech journal attractive enough to be read by the scientists and the experts in these fields all over the world. We do always endeavor to safeguard the high standards of our journal: that is why we try to find only the best worldwide leading scientists to cooperate with, both as our authors and as our reviewers.

All submitted papers should describe original or innovatory research, optimally indicating their potential applications (survey studies are also accepted). The Journal particularly welcomes submissions that focus on the progress in the field of nanocomposites, thin-films, sol-gel materials, metal-ceramic compounds, electron and ion transport, and magnetic properties in new alloys. Papers which describe the functional features and limitations governing novel materials are also of increasing interest to this Journal and its readers. The Journal has a strong tradition of publishing papers written by high-caliber, professional scientists who are not native English speakers (but who must necessarily have at least a reasonable command of English).

Submission of a manuscript to "Materials Science-Poland" implies that it has not been and is not being considered for the publication elsewhere, and the authors have a necessary authorization to publish the material contained in the paper.

The Journal expects all authors to uphold the highest standards of scientific honesty. In particular, all forms of plagiarism are unacceptable: if necessary the Journal will employ all available legal resources to protect the rights of its authors and defend its academic integrity.

"Materials Science-Poland" is published by Wrocław University of Technology with the scientific support of the Centre for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

Instructions for Authors


In order to ensure a uniform style throughout the editorial process, the Authors are advised to prepare their paper strictly according to the instructions set below. Because of the formatting errors or due to consistency reasons, the manuscript will not be accepted, both for evaluation and possible further editorial process.

Submission of a manuscript to Materials Science-Poland implies that it is not being considered for the publication elsewhere, and the authors have a necessary authorization to publish the material contained in the paper.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

The review process for submitted papers is blind peer review.

1. Submission of Manuscripts
To improve and accelerate the processes of review and publication, the journal of Materials Science-Poland has launched a new editorial system, available on the webpage:

To submit a new manuscript to our Editorial Office, please use at the first step the window displayed on the left side of your screen ("Create an account") and create your account in the system. Please, remember the password, which will enable you to enter the system and follow the history of you manuscript.
At the second step, use the window on the right side of the Home page: "Sign as an Author" and fill in the Manuscript Submission Form.

1.1. First Submission
The Authors have to submit electronic version of their manuscript in a document (allowed types are: DOC, DOCX, RTF, ODT) containing the complete paper i.e. all the text, references, figures, tables, pictures, drawings and other graphic elements, as well (ALL IN ONE FILE) through the abovementioned editorial system.

For the Authors' convenience, we suggest them to look through the "Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI)" (

1.2. Final Submission
After the paper is accepted for publication, the Authors are supposed to send both a PDF and a DOC (or - possibly - a DOCX, RTF, ODT) documents containing the final version of the COMPLETE manuscript (text, literature, tables, figures, etc.). A signed copyright transfer form (available on should be sent via e-mail as a document scan or a PDF file to the following address:

The required formats for the graphic files are:
- Figures can be delivered as vector or bitmap files. The total width along with a figure description cannot exceed 70 mm (2.76 in.) or 160 mm (6.23 in.) if reproduced in two columns; the resolution must be at least 300 dpi and at least 8-point font size should be used for descriptions.
- Photographs will be accepted in TIFF or JPG formats. Their minimum resolution must be 300 dpi at the size appropriate for reproduction, and their widths cannot exceed 70 mm (2.76 in.) or 160 mm (6.23 in.) if reproduced in two columns.

2. Organization of the Manuscript
The paper should be formatted on (preferably) A4 (210 mm × 297 mm) or letter size (8.5 in. × 11 in.) page and typed in a one-column format with one inch (25 mm) margin on the top, bottom, right side, and left side.
The Authors should locate the figures/pictures/tables close to the first reference to them in the text and number them consecutively, making no distinction between diagrams and photographs. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered, as well. A figure/picture caption should be placed immediately below the figure. A table caption should be placed immediately above the table. These rules apply both to the PDF and DOC files.

2.1. The First Page
The first page should be organized as follows:
Title of the paper
John A. White1, T. James Brown2,*, Margaret Green2,**
1Affiliation 1
2Affiliation 2
E-mail (only the corresponding author)
An abstract of no more than 200 words.
3 to 5 keywords, separated by semicolons (;).
*(**) Footnote(s)
2.2. Headings, Sub-headings
These should be placed in the body of the paper as appropriate. The Authors are encouraged to conform to the standard sequence of sections (e.g., Introduction; Experimental; Results; Discussion; Conclusions; etc.).

2.3. References
In the manuscript, the references should be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals in [square brackets] (e.g., [1]; [3, 4]; [7, 11]). The list of references should follow the text of the paper's body and should have the following format:

For a paper in a journal:
[1] KITAMURA T., YOKOYAMA M., J. Appl. Phys., 69 (1991), 821.
For a book:
[2] SWALIN R.A., Thermodynamics of Solids, Wiley, New York, 1962.
For a chapter in a book:
[3] WILD U.P., RENN A., Spectral Hole-Burning, in: DRR H., BOUAS-LAURENT H. (Eds.), Photochromism. Molecules and Systems, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990, p. 930.
Journals' abbreviations should be in accordance with the standards of ISI Journal Title Abbreviations.

2.4. Equations
All equations should be typewritten. Equations referred to in the text should be numbered consecutively at the right hand margin with Arabic numerals in parentheses.

2.5. Figures and Graphs
All figures and pictures should be numbered with Arabic numerals, have descriptive captions, and be mentioned in the text. Each figure (as well as other graphic elements) should be placed in the body of the paper as appropriate. All figures and pictures submitted, including chemical schemes, must be of a high standard and resolution for direct reproduction. The figures are supposed to be computer-generated prints of high quality. For more details please, refer to the point 1.2. Final Submission above.

2.6. Tables
The final widths of the tables should not exceed 70 mm (2.76 in.) or 160 mm (6.23 in.) in case of two-columned tables. For more details please, refer to the point 1.2. Final Submission above.

3. Ethical standards
The Journal expects all authors to uphold the highest standards of scientific honesty. In particular, all forms of plagiarism are unacceptable: if necessary the Journal will employ all available legal resources to protect the rights of its authors and defend its academic integrity.

Back Issues

back issues papers from vol. 20 / 2002 are available at:

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Jan Felba, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland

Deputy Editor:
Jerzy Zdanowski, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland

Honorary Editor:
Juliusz Sworakowski, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland

Advisory Editorial Board:
Chris Bailey, London, UK
Frédéric Bernard, Dijon, France
Mikhaylo S. Brodyn, Kiev, Ukraine
Alexander Bulinski, Ottawa, Canada
J. Paulo Davim, Aveiro, Portugal
Roberto M. Faria, Săo Carlos, Brazil
Andrzej Gałęski, Łódź, Poland
Jerzy Hanuza, Wrocław, Polad
Paweł Hawrylak, Ottawa, Canada
Mietek Jaroniec, Kent, USA
Andrzej Kłonkowski, Gdańsk, Poland
Shin-ya Koshihara, Tokyo, Japan
Krzysztof J. Kurzydłowski, Warsaw, Poland
Jerzy Lis, Cracow, Poland
Tadeusz Luty, Wrocław, Poland
Bolesław Mazurek, Wrocław, Poland
Ram M. Mehra, New Delhi, India
Bernd Michel, Berlin, Germany
Jan Misiewicz, Wrocław, Poland
Jerzy Mroziński, Wrocław, Poland
Johann Nicolics, Vienna, Austria
Krzysztof Nauka, Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A.
Stanislav Nešpůrek, Prague, Czech Republic
Marek Samoć, Wrocław, Poland
Wiesław Stręk, Wrocław, Poland
Jacek Ulański, Łódź, Poland
Tadeusz Więckowski, Wrocław, Poland
Klaus-Jürgen Wolter, Dresden, Germany

Editorial Office
Editorial Secretary:
Marek Łata

Małgorzata Kramkowska, Ph.D.

Editorial Office of "Materials Science-Poland"
Wrocław University of Technology
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw, Poland

Jan Felba Ph.D.(E. Eng.), D.Sc., Professor

Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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