Materials and Corrosion

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Online ISSN: 1521-4176

Guide for Authors

Materials and Corrosion/Werkstoffe und Korrosion is a monthly, international journal covering all aspects of the behavior of materials in corrosive environments as well as corrosion testing and protection against corrosion. The journal publishes essays, review articles, communications, research news, conference news, correspondence, book reviews and a conference calendar. Articles are published in English. Contributors should bear the interdisciplinary nature of the readership in mind, always emphasizing the importance of the topic to workers in other fields.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted to:

Authors of all articles will receive immediate acknowledgement of receipt of their manuscript. All contributions are subject to refereeing and/or assessment by the editors and/or the International Advisory Board.

Please ensure to enclose the "Copyright Transfer Agreement" when submitting the final version of your accepted manuscript. Thank you!

Language accepted: English

Manuscript Styling

Manuscripts should be typed, with double line spacing, on one side of the paper only. The first names, other initials, and surnames of all authors should be given along with full postal addresses, as well as the fax number and e-mail address of the correspondence author, who should be designated by a star. Display items (figures, schemes, tables) should not be incorporated into the text of the article. Reference lists and figure legends should be submitted on separate sheets.

Keywords: a maximum of ten keywords should be given at the top of the manuscript.

Summaries are to be submitted in english; they should be approximately 15 lines in length.

Artwork should be marked individually and clearly with the author's name and the figure number. Figures with several parts are permitted only if the parts are closely related either experimentally or logically. Photographs with gray tones or color should be submitted as original glossy prints and also in electronic format. See the guidelines to submission of graphical material for further information. Numbers, letters, and symbols used must be large enough to be still 1.5 mm high after the figure has been reduced to the printing format. Photographs of structures or work pieces should be accompanied by a scale (e.g. 1 mm).

Note: Do not place figures in the text. Please put captions under the Figures and headlines over tables.

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References should be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text [1] in square brackets..[2-6] Only papers that are published or in press should be referenced. The footnote or endnote option provided by many text programs should not be used. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI). In citing the literature, the format below should be followed as an example:


[1] A. Leng, H. Streckel, M. Stratmann, Corr. Sci. 1999, 41, 547.

[2] P. Colomban, J. Mater. Res. 1998, 13, 803.


[3] B. R. Ezzel, W. P. Carl, W. A. Mod, US Patent 4 330 654, 1982.


 [4] B. Elsener, M. Büchler, H. Böhni, presented at EUROCORR'99, Aachen, Germany, August 29 - September, 1999, pp. 1-6.


[5] E. B. Samone, Ph.D. Thesis, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 1978.


[6] P. T. Kolepp, Modern Engineering, Harbour Scientific Press, London, Tokyo 1991.


Tables should be subdivided by three horizontal lines only (two marking the header, one at the base). Footnotes in tables are denoted [a], [b], [c], etc.

Abbreviations: Only generally known abbreviations should be used (e.g. PVC, PTFE, PE etc.). Terms frequently used in the paper may be abbreviated but must be explained (e.g. stress corrosion cracking = SCC).

Trade names should be used only once, giving composition and type of material, respectively, and then be replaced by more general terms (e.g. Hastelloy B = NiMo alloy, Teflon = PTFE).

Do not use chemical symbols or elements and compounds in the text (e.g. do not use HCl for hydrochloric acid). Formulas of chemical reactions should be written on separate lines and numbered, numbers in round brackets.

Terminology: Due attention should be paid to applicable standards (e.g. ISO, CEN, DIN, BS, ASTM).

Reprints can be ordered when the proofs are returned to the publisher. Reprint rates are also available from the Editorial Office on request.