Guide for Authors

Before submission, please read the Aims and Scope of JUFGNSM: This journal publishes peer reviewed original research and review papers on all aspects of the Science, Processing, Characterization, Simulation, Modeling, Technology and Application of ultrafine grained and nanostructured materials. Particularly, the editors welcome research works on the Severe plastic deformation (SPD), Mechanical alloying, Nanocoatings, Nanocomposites, and Nanoparticles.

For submission of a manuscript, please note that the article has been carefully checked for proper grammar. A Title Page containing the Authors details (names and affiliations for all authors and email address for the corresponding author) and a Blinded Manuscript with no author details is needed. Tables and Figures with captions have been placed within the text where they are referenced the first time. In addition, figure files are also uploaded separately.


Main File  

(a) Title: The title should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations where possible.

(b) Abstract: A concise and factual abstract (100-300 words) is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

(c) Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, by the capital first letter and separated by Commas.

(d) Main body: Introduction; experimental details; Results and discussion, conclusions or summary, acknowledgment, and References

(e) Equations: All equations must be written using Times New Roman font. Number all equations sequentially. Each equation number should be right justified written in parentheses, see eq. 1.

 a2+b2=c2                   (eq. 1)

(f) Figures and Tables: All figures and tables must be placed within the text. They must be cited in the text and numbered consecutively. Figures and tables must be referred in the main body of the article. Captions should be placed under the figures. Each table must have a number and a caption written on its top. All quantities in tables should be accompanied with their units. Table footnotes should be indicated by letters a, b, c, etc.

(g) References: Reference list should appear at the end of the manuscript with the entries listed numerically and in the same order that they are cited in the text. The number of references in research papers should not be more than 30. The maximum self-citation should be less than 20% of the total references. References should be given according to the following styles:

- Journal article:

1. Polushin NI, Kudinov AV, Zhuravlev, VV. Dispersed strengthening of a diamond composite electrochemical coating with nanoparticles. Russian Journal of Non-Ferrous Metals. 2013;54:412-416.

- Book chapter:

3. Blaxter M. Social class and health inequalities. In: Carter C, Peel J, editors. Equalities and inequalities in health. London: Academic Press, 1976; p. 369–380.

- Book, authored:

4. Madden R, Hogan T. The definition of disability in Australia: Moving towards national consistency. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; 1997.

- Book, edited:

5. Kastenbaum R, editor. Encyclopedia of adult development. Phoenix: Oryx Press; 1993. 

- Paper presented at a conference:

6. Stewart K. Space-Efficient Support for Temporal Text Indexing in a Document Archive Context. Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. 7th European Conference, ECDL; 2003 Aug 17-22; Trondheim, Norway.

- Thesis:

7. Xin F. Modification of electrode materials for lithium ion batteries. PhD Thesis, University of Southern California; 2015.

- Internet publication/Online document/Electronic Joural/ Document on web

8. Reid DB. Australasian association of doctors’ health advisory services. Med J Australia. 2005; 182(5):255. Available from: Health and Medical Complete.

9. Sopensky E. Ice rink becomes hot business. Austin Business Journal. 2002; 10(4). Available from:

10. Department of Health. Creutzfeldt Jakob disease: Guidance for healthcare workers. 2003; Available from: 

- Patents and Standards: 

11. Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent 20020103498. 2002 Aug 1.

12. Standards Australia. Size clothing scheme for infants’ and children’s clothing – underwear and outerwear [standard online]. c1997 [cited 2006 Feb 22]; AS 1182–1997. Available from: Standards Australia Online. 

- Scientific/Technical Reports:

13. Lugg DJ. Physiological adaptation and health of an expedition in Antarctica: with comment on behavioural adaptation. Canberra: A.G.P.S.; 1977. Australian Government Department of Science, Antarctic Division. ANARE scientific reports. Series B(4), Medical science No. 0126.


Review process

The objective is to provide detailed, constructive feedback on submitted papers and publish high quality papers within a very short period of time. The target for a first reply is 3 weeks. You may be requested by the Editor to submit a revision. Please assist us in achieving our ambitious goals for short publication times by submitting a revision at your earliest convenience. More information can be found here:



Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail (if no email address is available or appears to be out of order, proofs will be sent by regular mail or Fax). Your response, with or without corrections, should be sent within 72 hours.



Authors will be asked, upon acceptance of an article, to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. This will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under copyright laws.

The submitted materials may be considered for inclusion but cannot be returned.



Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept, reject and edit any article in any stage, if necessary. The sole responsibility for the whole contents of the article remains only with the authors.