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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.

Author Guidelines

Before manuscript submission, please read and follow these instructions carefully; following through with the guidelines will be helpful in ensuring that the publication of your manuscript is as rapid and efficient as possible.

The section titles given are for research articles. Review articles and other article types have a more flexible structure.

Manuscript Submission

Your manuscript should be in Microsoft Word format. You are advised to download the document, JMMR Manuscript Submission Template, as a template or for more details on preparing your submissions for consideration. Authors may download a MS Word template by clicking here.

Submission Process

Manuscripts for Journal of Metallic Material Research should be submitted online at or email at

The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website.

Please note: The total amount of data for a file must not exceed 8 MB. If this is a problem, please contact the Editorial Office

Types of Articles

The journal welcomes submission of full-length research articles, review articles, and Short Communications.

Manuscripts submitted to our journals must be written in English. Papers accepted for publication vary from 5 to 20 pages (at least 3000 words but no more than 10000 words, inclusive of references).

Manuscript Types Word limit (excludes references) Structure of the Manuscript Page/Figure/Table Limits/ References
Original Manuscript 3500 words Title, Author(s) & affiliations, Corresponding author details; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and methods; Results and discussion; Conclusion; References No Page, Figure, Table or reference limits
Review Manuscript 3500 words Title, Author(s) & affiliations, Corresponding author details; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Sub headings and sub-sub headings; Conclusion; References No Page, Figure, Table or reference limits


Cover Letter

A cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission. It should be should contain the following:

  • A brief description of the novelty and importance of the findings detailed in the manuscript and why it fits the scope of the journal
  • Confirm that neither the manuscript nor any significant part of it is under consideration for publication elsewhere or has appeared elsewhere in a manner that could be construed as a prior or duplication of the same work
  • Exclusion of individuals who might have conflict of interest from reviewing the work (including name, email address and affiliation)
  • Conflict of interest statement
  • Informed Consent(if need)


The title of your manuscript should be succinct, specific and relevant, and should be able to give readers an overall view of the paper’s significance. Titles should avoid using uncommon jargons, abbreviations and punctuation, and should not exceed 50 words.

Author Details

Authors' full first and last names should be given. Provide the full affiliation for each author including academic affiliation (or postal address), city, postcode, country, e-mail(optional); At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section. Eg. Department, University, Province/City/State, Postal Code, Country


The abstract limited to a 300-word maximum. It should be a single paragraph contains the purpose of the study, the main methods or treatments applied, the article’s main findings and major conclusions. The abstract should be an objective representation of the article: it must not contain results which are not presented and substantiated in the main text and should not exaggerate the main conclusions.


3-8 keywords need to be added after the abstract, separated by a semi-colon, be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Section Headings

Section headings, sub-headings, and sub-subheadings should be differentiated by number . Please number the section headings (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) in boldface. Likewise, use boldface to identify subheadings too but please distinguish it from major headings using numbers (e.g. 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, etc.).


The introduction should highlight the significance of the research conducted, in particular, in relation to current state of research in the field. A clear research objective should be conveyed within a single sentence. It should define the current state of the research field. Controversial and diverging hypotheses should be highlighted when necessary. Finally, the main aim of the work and the main conclusions should be briefly mentioned. Please keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists working outside the topic of the paper.

Materials and Methods

In this section, the methods used to obtain the results in the paper should be clearly elucidated. This allows readers to be able to replicate the study in the future. Authors should ensure that any references made to other research or experiments should be clearly cited.


In this section, the results of experiments conducted should be detailed. The results should not be discussed at length in this section. Alternatively, Results and Discussion can also be combined to a single section.

This section can be divided into subheadings and focuses on the results of the experiments performed.


This section should provide the significance of the results and identify the impact of the research in a broader context.It should not be redundant or similar to the content of the results section..A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Suggestions for future research can also be discussed in this section.


This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the article, highlighting its importance and relevance.

Conflict of Interest

Declaration of conflict of interest.


Authors should declare all financial and non-financial support that have the potential to be deemed as a source of competing interest in relations to their submitted manuscript in this section.


In this section, you can acknowledge any support given which is not covered by the author contribution or funding sections. This may include administrative and technical support, or donations in kind (e.g., materials used for experiments).


If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. The appendix is an optional section that can contain details and data supplemental to the main text.

All appendix sections must be cited in the main text. In the appendices, Figures, Tables, etc. should be labeled starting with “A”—e.g., Figure A1, Figure A2, etc.


Figures include photographs, scanned images, graphs, charts and schematic diagrams.These captions should be numbered (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) .All figures and tables must have a brief title (also known as caption) that describes the entire figure without citing specific panels, followed by a legend, defined as description of each panel. Please identify each panel with uppercase letters in parenthesis (e.g. (A), (B), (C), etc.) . All figures should be legible in print form and of optimal resolution.

Tables, lists and equations

Tables, lists and equations must be submitted together with the manuscript. Likewise, lists and equations should be properly aligned and its meaning clear to readers. Tables created using Microsoft Word table function are preferred. Place each table in your manuscript file right after the paragraph in which it is first cited. Do not submit your tables in separate files. The tables should include a concise but sufficiently explanatory title at the top.

Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead. All tables should be based on three horizontal lines to separate the caption, header and body. A few additional horizontal lines MAY be included as needed. Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table. SI units should be used.

Equations: please use the MathType add-on. Equations should be editable by the editorial office and not appear in a picture format.

In-text citations

In-text citations should be numbered consecutively in superscript square brackets.

For example:

Negotiation research spans many disciplines [4, 6].

This result was later contradicted by Okamura and Ozawa [5].

This effect has been widely studied [1–3, 7].


All references should be numbered consecutively in the order of their first citation.

[1]Author1 name, Author2 name, Author3 name, Year. Article Title, Journal Name. Vol. No., Issue No.: Page numbers. DOI (or URL)

[2]Author 1, Author 2, Title of the chapter, In Book Title, 2nd ed.; Editor 1, A., Editor 2, B., Eds.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, 2010; Volume 4, pp. 100–127.

[3]Author 1, Author 2, Book Title, 3rd ed.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, 2011; pp. 99–136.

[4]Author 1, Author 2, Title of Unpublished Work. Abbreviated Journal Name stage of publication (under review; accepted; in press).

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