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Submission of papers
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Submission of a manuscript must be the original work of the author(s) and has not been published elsewhere or under consideration for another publication, or a substantially similar form in any other language.
Authors are encouraged to recommend three to five individuals (including their research fields, e-mail, phone numbers and addresses) who are qualified to serve as referees for their paper.
All manuscripts should be written in English. Letters are generally no more than three journal pages. Research articles and review articles have no page limit. The supporting organization and the grant number should be given in the section 'Acknowledgement(s)' of the manuscript.
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The title of the paper should be concise but informative.
A list of all authors, as well as corresponding addresses, should be provided on the title page. Authors’ names should be given in a consistent form on all publications to facilitate indexing. It will be better if the technical titles, fax number(s), e-mail address(es), and telephone number(s) are all provided.
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1. Data graph：
Notes: 1). All ticks should be the inner side of coordinates;
2). Titles of coordinates should be with the formula “Quality (unit)”, such as “Intensity (a.u.), 2θ (deg.)”;
3). All fonts should be “Arial”;
4). Circle type symbols are preferred;
5). The graph should be framed with four axes;
6). The first letter of the first word should be capital for the word in the axis and graphs, such as “Annealing twins”.
2. Photographs: The first letter should be capital for the word in the figures. Generally, it is better that 3 (6 or 9) subgraphs and 5 subgraphs are arranged as follows:
Table 1 Turn-on fields of the MoO3 microbelt films of different aspect ratios
Special care should be given to make equations and formulas clear to the typesetter.
Variables should appear in italic text.
Vectors should appear in bold italic text.
Capital and lower-case letters should be distinguished clearly where there could be confusion.
Fractional exponents should be used to avoid root signs.
Extra symbols should be introduced to avoid complicated exponents or where it is necessary to repeat a complicated expression a number of times.
The slash (/) should be used wherever possible for fractions.
Mathematical derivations that are easily found elsewhere in the literature should not be used.
In Acta Metall. Sin. (Engl. Lett.) , the American Physical Society (APS) Reference Style is employed.
1. Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal's name. The ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations (http://www.issn.org/2‐22660‐LTWA.php) is the most reliable
source of the standard abbreviations used in journal titles.
2. Capitalize only the first word and any proper nouns in the title of an article or chapter, but capitalize all major words in the title of a book.
3. Note that journal article titles, chapter titles, and closing page numbers are optional
(but should be retained/included wherever possible).
References to journal publication:
 S. Preuss, A. Demchuk Jr., M. Stuke, Appl. Phys. A 61, 33 (1995)
References by DOI (before issue publication with page numbers)
 M.K. Slifka, J.L. Whitton, Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J. Mol. Med. (2000). doi:10.1007/s001090000086
Reference to electronic journal by DOI (no paginated version)
 M.K. Slifka, J.L. Whitton, Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Dig. J. Mol. Med. (2000). doi:10.1007/s801090000086
References to book:
 D.M. Abrams, in Conductive Polymers, ed. by R.S. Seymour, A. Smith (Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 1973), p. 307
 H. Ibach, H. Lüth, Solid‐State Physics, 2nd edn. (Springer, New York, 1996), pp. 45–56
 R.S. Seymour (ed.), Conductive Polymers (Plenum, New York, 1981)
 S.E. Smith, in Neuromuscular Junction, ed. by E. Zaimis. Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, vol 42 (Springer, Heidelberg, 1976), p. 593
Reference to proceeding:
 D. Zowghi, in PRICAI '96: Topics in Artificial Intelligence, ed. by N. Foo, R. Goebel. 4th Pacific Rim Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cairns, August 1996. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, vol. 1114 (Springer, Heidelberg, 1996), p. 157
 S.T. Chung, R.L. Morris, Isolation and characterization of plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid from Streptomyces fradiae. Paper presented at the 3rd international symposium on the genetics of industrial microorganisms, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4–9 June 1978
Reference to dissertation
 J.W. Trent, Dissertation, University of California, 1975
Reference to patent
 L.O. Norman, U.S. Patent 4,379,752, 9 Sept 1998
Reference to online literature
 J. Cartwright, Big stars have weather too. (IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb, 2007), http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007