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Materials Science


Kaunas University of Technology

EDITOR IN CHIEF : Prof. Sigitas Tamulevicius

Number of Issues : 4

Subject: Engineering

ISSN: 1392–1320
eISSN: 2029–7289


Impact Factor: 0.393 (2016)
CiteScore: 0.42 (2016)


License type: CC BY 4.0
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The journal covers the fields of materials science concerning with the traditional engineering materials as well as advanced materials and technologies aiming at the implementation and industry applications. The variety of materials under consideration, contributes to the cooperation of scientists working in applied physics, chemistry, materials science and different fields of engineering.

The journal "Materials science" concerns itself with all aspects of materials science and engineering. Its coverage includes theoretical , computational and experimental studies. The journal welcomes papers on :

  • Electronic and optical materials;
  • Metals, alloys, coatings;
  • Polymers and composites;
  • Ceramics and glasses;
  • Textile materials;
  • Wood and paper;
  • Biologically active materials;
  • Smart materials;
  • Testing and analysis of materials.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.The users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles.


Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is one of the largest technological universities in the Baltic States. Dating back to 1922, it was established as the first independent higher education institution in Lithuania.
Today the University is famous for its research contracts and collaboration with domestic and foreign industry sectors. The constant focus on the latest trends helps KTU to create solutions to various scientific and practical problems: from smart appliances to diagnostics tools and nuclear equipment.
The institution offers six main fields of study: technological, physical and social sciences, arts, humanities and biomedicine.



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Author Guidelines

Paper template 

In order to achieve rapid publication, the texts will be printed directly from the author's typescripts. The authors are kindly requested to observe the following instructions in manuscripts preparation.
Some flexibility of presentation will be allowed but authors are urged to arrange the subject matter clearly under such headings as Introduction, Experimental details, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, References, etc. Each paper should have an abstract (approximately 2000 characters). In addition the author is requested to submit Keywords of the paper (5 - 10 words).

The length of a paper text is not limited but it should be approximately 6 pages including figures, references and abstract. Not less than 75-80% the last page should be filled.

The files should be saved in the native format of the word processing program used (preferably Microsoft Word).

Units SI units must be used in the text, tables and graphs.

Illustrations Figures, tables and formulas should be arranged in such a way that they would fit into one (84 mm width) or two columns. Graphs should be prepared by computer (word processor Microsoft Word or compatible).
One line spacing should separate the figures and tables from the text.

Formulae All mathematical expressions should be computer typed. Numbers that identify mathematical expressions should be enclosed in parentheses. Equations that might extend beyond the width of one column (84 mm) should be fitted into two columns or should be rephrased to go on two or more lines within the column width. 
One line spacing should separate mathematical expressions from the text.

Software specifications Manuscript should be typed with single spacing using Microsoft Word word processor (preferably). Times New Roman font should be used. The text should be typed in two columns on A4 format sheets; spacing between columns should be 6 mm. The following margins should be ensured:

  • top - 20 mm,
  • bottom - 25 mm,
  • left - 18 mm,
  • right - 18 mm.

The title of an article should be printed in 14 pt (Bold), author's name - 12 pt (Bold), title of the institution - 10 pt (Italic), headings of the chapters - 11pt (Bold), the body text and abstract - 10 pt, indexes - 8 pt, text of the tables - 9 pt, formulae in the text - 10 pt, indexes - 6 pt, subindexes - 5 pt (all symbols - Italic, vectors - Bold, numbers - Normal). Italic characters should be used for symbols from the figures and graphs mentioned in the text.

References References should be numbered consecutively (numerals in square brackets) through the text and collected together in a reference list at the end of the paper.

Further details The following data about the authors should be presented: name, family name, affiliation, position, mailing address, telephone (office and home), fax, E-mail.

Potential reviewers Please provide 5 names of potential reviewers indicating: First Name, Family Name, e-mail address, Affiliation, keywords presenting field of interests.

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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

Copyright terms are indicated in the Republic of Lithuania Law on Copyright and Related Rights, Articles 4-37.

The copyright for articles in this journal are retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial settings.

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication fee per journal page: 50.00 (EUR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.