Formatting guidelines

The articles are submitted in the .docx format


MS Word file of the manuscript should be prepared according to the general instructions below; we are kindly asking the authors to look through the sample below. Besides, please prepare and email to "Materials Physics and Mechanics" Editorial Office a copy of the manuscript in PDF format.


Original research papers should be limited to 30 typewritten pages (including Tables and Figures placed in the proper positions in the text). Review articles should be limited to 70 typewritten pages (including Tables and Figures each on separate page).


Structure of the manuscript:

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A.B. Firstauthor1, C.D. Secondauthor2* –Times New Roman 12, bold, centered

1Affiliation, address, country - Times New Roman 10, centered

2Affiliation, address, country - Times New Roman 10, centered

*e-mail of the corresponding author - Times New Roman 10, centered

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Times New Roman 12, justify text on a page, 1 line spacing

Abstract. (bold) Abstract should not exceed 10 lines. Please, read these instructions carefully and strictly follow them. Use A4 paper in file settings, set all margins (top, left, right, and bottom) of 1 inch. Please, check that all paper parts (figures, tables, equations, etc.) are within these margins.

Keywords: please, specify paper keywords right after the abstract, please, do not use more than ten keywords

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1. Introduction – Times New Roman 12 bold

"Materials Physics and Mechanics" journal publishes reviews and original research papers focused on the following topics: (1) Mechanics of composite and nanostructured materials. (2) Physics of strength and plasticity of composite and nanostructured materials. (3) Mechanics of deformation and fracture processes in conventional materials (solids). (4) Physics of strength and plasticity of conventional materials (solids). (5) Physics and mechanics of defects in composite, nanostructured, and conventional materials. (6) Mechanics and physics of materials in coupled fields. All contributions may not be published elsewhere. All papers submitted will be rigorously peer-reviewed prior to publication. Times New Roman 12, justify text on a page, 1 line spacing.

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2. Paper organization

Please use Times New Roman 12 font with single line spacing in all parts of the paper, except for Title, Affiliations and corresponding author e-mail address. Please use Italic font in order to stress something. Please, use bold for headlines only.

The section or subsection title have no dot after it; after going text starts from the new line without the indent. The first lines of the following paragraphs should have 1cm indent from the left side.

Subtitles. Subtitles within one section should be bold-font typed. They are 1cm indented. In contrast to Section titles, subtitles have dot at the end and the after going text should be typed just after the dot. If possible, please, do not use second or third level subtitles.

Page numbering. Please, DO NOT use page numbering.

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3. Figures

Figures are mentioned as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. in the paper text. They should be placed in the proper place of the paper. For best results, please submit illustrations in the actual size at which they should be published. We are recommending intending at least one line from the previous text.

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Fig. 1. Figure caption is placed just after the image, it should be centered

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We are recommending to the authors to print the final file using some laser white-and-black printer in order to evaluate the publishing quality of the figures. Please note that the quality obtained will be some better than that at "camera-ready" printing. To obtain proper quality use file images with 300 dpi resolution (or higher). It is preferred to use Times New Roman or Arial fonts for the texts inside the figures.

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4. Equations

Equations should be typed at separate lines and subsequently numbered by Arabic numerals in round brackets; the proper punctuation marks should be used after the equation with respect to the equation position in the text.

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5. Tables

Tables mentioned as Table 1, Table 2, etc. should be placed in the proper place of the text, the one line intend between the text and the table is recommended. Table title should be typed just above the text. Table should be fit to window.

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Table 1. A sample table


Parameter 1, unit

Parameter 2, unit

Parameter 3, unit

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*if necessary, use footnotes below the table.

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6. Conclusions

Following this instruction, the author will be able to create the proper MS Word doc file. We are recommending to print it using laser white-and-black printer and to check the identity of the final version.

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Acknowledgements. The Editorial office thanks you for your efforts on paper preparation. Please, use Times New Roman italic for Acknowledgements section.

If no funding received, please include statement indicating this, e.g., "No external funding was received for this study".

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References should be subsequently numbered by Arabic numerals in square brackets, e.g. [1,3,5-9], following the Vancouver style.


[1] Koch CC, Ovid'ko IA, Seal S, Veprek S. Structural Nanocrystalline Materials: Fundamentals and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2007.

[2] Hull D, Bacon DJ. Introduction to Dislocations. 5nd ed. Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2011 Available from:
9780080966724?via%3Dihub [Accessed 19th June 2018].

[3] Romanov AE, Vladimirov VI. Disclinations in crystalline solids. In: Nabarro FRN (ed.) Dislocations in Solids. Amsterdam: North Holland; 1992;9. p.191-402.

[4] Mukherjee AK. An examination of the constitutive equation for elevated temperature plasticity. Materials Science and Engineering: A. 2002;322(1-2): 1-22.

[5] Soer WA, De Hosson JTM, Minor AM, Morris JW, Stach EA. Effects of solute Mg on grain boundary and dislocation dynamics during nanoindentation of Al–Mg thin films. Acta Materialia. 2004;52(20): 5783-5790.

[6] Matzen ME, Bischoff M. A weighted point-based formulation for isogeometric contact. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 2016;308: 73-95. Available from:

[7] Joseph S, Lindley TC, Dye D. Dislocation interactions and crack nucleation in a fatigued near-alpha titanium alloy. To be published in International Journal of Plasticity. Arxiv. [Preprint] 2018. Available from: [Accessed 19th June 2018].

[8] Pollak W, Blecha M, Specht G. Process for the production of molded bodies from silicon-infiltrated, reaction-bonded silicon carbide. US4572848A (Patent) 1983.

[9] Brogan C. Experts build pulsed air rig to test 3D printed parts for low carbon engines. Available from: [Accessed 19th June 2018].


NOTE. While using any materials protected by copyright (figures, tables, photos, etc.), the authors should ask the permission from the copyright owner to reproduce the quoted object. Please, attach the copy of such permission to the "Transfer of Copyright Agreement" form.