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Author Guidelines

1. AIM AND SCOPE

Advances in Materials and Corrosion is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles in the fields of Materials and Corrosion Sciences. The subjects of AMC suitable for publication are seen from international and interdisciplinary perspectives covering areas including metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, electrical materials, composite materials, fibers, nanostructured materials, nanocomposites, biological and biomedical materials , new materials, corrosion and corrosion control of materials.. The promotion of international and multidisciplinary awareness and co-operation is particularly encouraged. Advances in Materials and Corrosion is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet at www.jchemacta.com.

2. ARTICLE TYPES

Advances in Materials and Corrosion  publishes full-length research papers, critical reviews and letters in the field of pure and applied chemical sciences.

Review articles: Review articles are welcome in any area of materials and corrosion science and may cover a wider or a more specialized area, if a high impact is expected.

Scientific articles: Scientific articles report on significant and innovative achievements and should exhibit a high level of originality.

Short communications: Short communications generally follow the same order of sections, but should be short (max. 2500 words) and report on a significant aspect of research work meriting a separate publication.

Contributions will only be considered for publication if they are likely to be of interest to our readers. The language can be a reason for rejection at first sight if below an acceptable level of clarity. Detailed descriptions of apparatus etc. should only be given if such apparatus is new. Papers reporting experimental data without adequate interpretation are not acceptable.

3. DECLARATION

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), 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and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Change of authorship policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:
Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.
After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' . you are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

All manuscripts must be accompanied by the Copyright Release Form, which can be found in the journal web site

This form must be accepted by all the authors before processing of the manuscript. A scanned copy is acceptable for e-mail submissions.

The use of someone else's ideas or words in their original form or slightly changed without a proper citation is considered plagiarism and will not be tolerated. Even if a citation is given, if quotation Marks ("") are not placed around words taken directly from another author's work, the author is still guilty of plagiarism.

Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Introduction
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Experimental
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Theory/ calculations (if appropiate)
A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

Results and discussion
Results should be clear and concise. A combined Results and Discussion section is often preferred but separate sections "Results" and "Discussion" may also be appropriate. The latter should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section.

Acknowledgements
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Appendices
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Essential title page information 

• Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
• Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
• Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

Abstract 

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of five (5) keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general terms (such as: "electrode") and plural terms (such as: "and", "of") Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.

Symbols and Units
Each paper should be consistent within itself as to abbreviations, symbols and units. These should conform to IUPAC recommendations. Authors should use SI units wherever possible and when these are not used should provide a conversion factor to SI units. Axes for graphs and headings for tables should be given in quantity calculus form, eg time as t/s, potential as E/mV, current density as j/A cm-2. Any abbreviations should be written in lower case without stops, for example emf, ac.

Math formulae 

Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

Footnotes 

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many wordprocessors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list. 
Table footnotes
Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

Artwork

Electronic artwork
General points
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. 
• Save text in illustrations as ‘graphics’. 
• Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times, Symbol. 
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text. 
• Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.

Please do not: 
• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Colour artwork
Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF, EPS or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures then there is no additional charge,  that these figures will appear in colour on the Web.

Figures
Figures must be numbered in sequence and the number must be placed close to the figures. Figures not identified by a number are not acceptable.

Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Figures not identified by a number and caption are not acceptable.

Text graphics
Text graphics should be embedded in the text at the appropriate position.

Tables
Number tables consecutively with Arabic numbers in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

References

Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference style

References should be indicated in the text in square brackets on the same line and listed at the end of the paper as follows:
[1] K.F. Khaled, Mater. Chem. Phys., 130 (2011) 1396-1396.

[2] K.F. Khaled, Corros. Sci., 52 (2010) 3225-3234.

[3] K.F. Khaled, M.A. Amin, J. Appl. Electrochem., 38 (2008) 1609-1621.

[4] A. Sudholz, N. Birbilis, The influence of alloying and impurity elements on the corrosion of magnesium alloys, in: 18th International Corrosion Congress 2011, Perth, Australia, 20-24 November 2011, Vol. 2, Curran Ass. Inc., Red Hook, NY, 2012, p. 1241. Abbreviations of journal titles should follow those in World List of Scientific Periodicals(Fourth Edition).
Multiple references under a same number do not fit in with the standard of the Journal and should be avoided.

Journal abbreviations source
Journal names should be abbreviated according to 
Index Medicus journal abbreviations: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html; 
List of title word abbreviations: http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php; 
CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service): http://www.cas.org/content/references/corejournals.

Submission checklist 

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item. 
Ensure that the following items are present: 
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details: 
• E-mail address 
• Full postal address 
• Phone numbers 
All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain: 
• Keywords 
• All figure are captioned 
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes) 
Further considerations 
• Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked' 
• References are in the correct format for this journal 
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa 
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web) 
• Colour figures are clearly marked as being intended for color reproduction on the Web (free of charge) 
• If only colour on the Web is required, black-and-white versions of the figures are also supplied for printing purposes

Submission: Manuscripts should be prepared as a single MS-Word file which includes text, figure captions, figures, and tables. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, Advances in Materials and Corrosion word template file should be used.

http://www.jchemacta.com/upload/AMC_template.doc

The editor will design a receipt letter and then, send the manuscript to the reviewers who are internationally recognized in their fields of research. The results of review process will be mailed to the corresponding author of the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be sent to the editorial office via online submission system:

http://www.jchemacta.com/index.php/AMC/login

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Khaled F. Khaled

Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Taif University, Taif – Al-Haweiah – P.O.BOX 888, Zip Code 21974, Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966.550.67425
Fax: +966.273.2001
Email: editor_amc@jchemacta.com

Journal title: Advances in Materials and Corrosion

The author(s) warrant(s) that:

1. The manuscript submitted is his/her/their own original work;

2. All authors participated in the work in a substantive way and are prepared to take public responsibility for the work;

3. All authors have seen and approved the manuscript as submitted;

4. The manuscript has not been published and is not being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere

5. The text, illustrations, and any other materials included in the manuscript do not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of anyone.

6. In consideration of my/our manuscript submitted, I/we hereby grant Advances in Materials and Corrosion the unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable royalty-free, right to publish, use, distribute, publish, license, transmit, display, exhibit, record, store, translate, digitize, broadcast, reproduce and archive, in any format or medium, whether now known or hereafter developed.

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1. Patent rights;

2. To use, free of charge, all parts of this article for the author’s future works in books, lectures, classroom teaching or oral presentations;

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However, reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material contained therein, in any medium as permitted hereunder, requires a citation to the Journal and appropriate credit to Advances in Materials and Corrosion as publisher, suitable in form and content as follows: Title of article, author(s), journal title and volume/issue, Copyright© year.

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This copyright form must be accepted by all authors.

 

 

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