Author Guidelines

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Scope of the Journal

Revista de Metalurgia welcomes original, unpublished manuscripts aimed to contribute to the metals materials science and technology, the main objective of which is to contribute to the dissemination of new scientific discoveries and technological development in this field. The journal mainly gathers work on the process of obtaining, producing, transforming and recycling metals and alloys, their properties and technological characteristics and the various applications of those materials.

Editorial policy

Manuscripts that do not fall within the scope of Revista de Metalurgia and those which do not strictly follow these Author Guidelines will be returned to the authors. After a first consideration by the Editorial Team or a Scientific Editor, manuscripts will be double-blind reviewed by two independent, external experts, and by a third one if considered necessary. Generally, there will be no more than two rounds of reviews. The Editor-in-Chief will decide to accept or reject the manuscript based on the reports and recommendations of the reviewers and the Scientific Editor. The authors of the submitted manuscripts will be notified about the initial acceptance for review or rejection of their paper within one month. The review process will routinely last between 2 to 3 months.
In exceptionally cases, invited contributions may be published under a less stringent review process.


Revista de Metalurgia appears as one yearly volume, divided into four issues, formally published in March, June, September and December of every calendar year.


Revista de Metalurgia is an Open Access, online Journal. Articles will be published online as HTML, XLM and PDF, and made freely available to readers without restrictions immediately upon online publishing. all articles published in Revista de Metalurgia are accessible, free of charge, at the following address: 
The CSIC reserves the right to distribute for sale the complete issues as an eBook, whether as PDF, ePub, or any other possible present or future electronic format, and/or under a print-on-demand paper format. These alternative formats will be identical in content, will retain the same copyright as the single articles in the online edition, and will be considered equivalent for all purposes.

Submission of manuscripts for review and approval

Contributions must be submitted in English. Submitted manuscripts will first be checked for language. Manuscripts substandard on this respect will be returned without review.
Submission of a manuscript implies that all co-authors have approved and agreed on the content of the submitted text, tables, graphic material, and any other supplementary materials provided. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author that all co-authors have the correct information on the submitted manuscript. All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter or text clearly expressing the original, unpublished content of the manuscript, and that the manuscript has not been simultaneously submitted for consideration to another journal.

Authors must submit their manuscripts in English to the following e-mail address:

Preparation of the manuscript

To assist authors in preparing their manuscripts a template is provided at the following address:


The use of this template is not mandatory but it is highly recommended because it contains additional instructions and the format usually employed in the journal. When using the template, just substitute the provided text in each section by your text.

Manuscripts (maximum extension 6000 words, excluding tables and figures) will be typed, double-spaced, on A-4 sheets (210 x 297 mm) leaving 30 mm margins. Lines should be numbered. The various sections of the manuscript should be assembled in the following sequence:

Title and authorship (page 1)
Abstract and Keywords (page 2)
Materials and Methods
Tables (each in a single page, with its legend)
Figure captions (all combined in one or as many pages as needed)
Figures (each in a single page)

All headings will be in bold capitals.

The title and authorship page will include the title of the paper, authors’ names, and name and address of the institution where research was done. In addition, the e-mail address of the corresponding author should be included in this page.

Authors must include a valid ORCID identifier along with the authors’ filiation. Authors without this personal identifier can register free of charge in to complete this data. When the article is signed by several authors, it is required to include the ORCID of all of them.

The Abstract and Keywords page will include the title of the article, a 100-150 words abstract (written in third person), and 3 to 6 keywords for indexing and aiding the reader in literature retrieval. Translate this page to Spanish.

Tables and figures will be printed in separate A-4 sheets. Minimum required resolution for figures at the final reproduction size is 600 dpi.

The submission (including the title page, the abstract page, the other sections of the body of the paper, the tables, and the figures) should be in one file. Use of Microsoft Word 97 or higher is preferred.

Symbols, units and nomenclature

The authors should follow the rules of the International System of Units (SI). Chemical nomenclature should follow as closely as possible the IUPAC rules. 

Tables and figures

Results must be presented in a maximum total of 8 figures and tables, not in both forms at the same time.

Tables and figures will be separately numbered in Arabic numbers, in the order that they appear in the text. Both should have an explanatory legend.

Graphics must be clear (avoid using grids as well as shades of gray on bars or lines). Their dimensions must be such that remain clear and legible after size reduction to 8, 12, or 16 cm width. For letters and numbers use Times New Roman characters 4 mm in height; line thickness must be 0.4 to 0.6 mm; broken lines or cycles should be 4 to 5 mm long after reduction.

Photographs, should have the greatest contrast possible as jpeg file (or similar).

All figure legends should be combined in one list and typed on a separate sheet.

Transparencies, slides, dot-matrix computer graphics or photocopies will be rejected.

Sex and gender considerations in research

Authors of research involving the participation of population (both children, youth or adults) should consider the relevance of incorporating sex or gender as a variable of analysis in the research design and establishing whether it has had an influence on the results obtained.


References should be cited in the text by the authors’ names and year of publication (Harvard system). Thus, they can appear as “according to García-González et al. (2007)”, if the name of the author is cited in the text, or “(García-González et al., 2007)” at the end of a sentence.

Use a letter after the year if more than one reference for the same authors and year is given. They should be ordered by the publishing year if several references are used at the same time.

The full list of references should be typed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order, according to the following examples:

Journal articles:
Djurdjevic, M. B., Vicario, I., 2013. Description of hypoeutectic Al-Si-Cu alloys based on their known chemical compositions Rev. Metal. 49, 340–350. (Use journal abbreviated titles). doi: 10.3989/revmetalm.1238. If the article is accessible online and has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), always include the DOI, but not the URL and the accession date.

Book chapters:
Mondolfo, L.F., 1979. Aluminum Alloys, Structure and Properties, Ed. Butterworths, London, England, pp. 213-614.

Davis, J.R., 1992. ASM Handbook Vol. 3, Alloy Phase Diagrams, The Materials Information Society, EE.UU.

Sniderma Zachary N., Ibarra, A. Olive polyphenols concentrate. Patent no. WO 2006/005989

Research data policy

We recommend authors depositing data obtained from the research developed for the preparation of their article in repositories of recognized prestige, specific to the discipline or of a generalist nature. In any case, it must be a FAIR repository (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), preferably in open access.

There are several repositories destined to conserve and disseminate concrete data such as results of surveys, observations, interviews, simulations, automatically collected data, samples, models ... If necessary, authors can consult the Registry of Research Data Repositories re3data taking into account that each repository has its own deposit rules.

Those CSIC authors who would like to deposit their datasets in Digital.CSIC may do so by following these guidelines. They can use the Servicio de Archivo Delegado made available by the Technical Office of DIGITAL.CSIC and the Red de Bibliotecas CSIC.

DIGITAL.CSIC generates DOIs for datasets and associated software and is certified as data repository in re3data and Repository Finder. More information at Política de datos en Digital.CSIC.

If the author has deposited datasets in a repository, he should mention it in the article providing a brief description of the type of data deposited, the name and URL of the repository, the identification code and the data of the license for use and distribution. This information must be included at the end of the article, immediately before the bibliographic listing, under the heading "Data availability".

Before sending your manuscript check that you attach the following documents:
i. Cover Letter
ii. Authorship Form
iii. Name, affiliation and email address of three possible reviewers of your manuscript, indicating the reasons for which they have been chosen.

Download HERE the Good Practice Code in PDF
Download HERE the Authorship Form in PDF

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