The journal is primarily focused on corrosion engineering and surface treatment of metallic materials. We accept also articles concerning degradation of paints, enamels and other non-metallic materials used for corrosion prevention of metals. Another field of interest is conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. In this case we accept contributions concerning all materials (metals, wood, paper, leather, textiles, stone, glass and ceramics).
Why subscribe and read
Official Journal of Czech Association of Corrosion Engineers, premier source of high quality research results from all over the world with special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe;
over 55 years of experience in publishing original papers dealing with corrosion science, engineering and technology;
focused on research in corrosion and surface treatment as well as experiences in practice and „case studies“;
original papers that advance understanding of both the fundamentals of corrosion and its application;
excellent articles authored by researchers from all over the world, who appreciate our fast, fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field of corrosion engineering.
Fast, fair and constructive peer review
Fast publication process („submission→published article“ takes usually 3-6 months)
High quality electronic publication technologies
Open access (simple and charge-free access for every researcher)
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We accept for publication three types of contributions:
original articles (articles containing original research data)
technical notes (articles with direct connection to industrial practice or case studies)
reviews (critical literature surveys)
Instructions for authors
Contributions should comply with the following standard structure:
Name of the contribution
Names and addresses of authors and institutions, the corresponding author’s e-mail
Abstract (max. 15 lines)
Results (and Discussion)
(as the case may be) Acknowledgements
In your articles, follow the terminology according to EN ISO 8044:2000 „Corrosion of metals and alloys: Basic terms and definitions “.
Write your manuscript in one of the common text editors (e.g. Word, LibreOffice). Please do not write in LaTex. Export the text in an acceptable format, such as DOC(X), RTF or TXT. Font size min. 11 points, no limitations as to the font, line spacing 1.5. (Articles are typeset anyway, no exact format is thus necessary. If you are interested, you can use a template placed in the DOWNLOADS).
Tables may be a part of a text file. Figures and graphs must be submitted (if feasible) as independent files. Graphs (and tables) may be submitted as Excel files (any version). Provided that you use another programme, export the graph in a vector file, preferentially as an EPS file (PDF, WMF etc.). As to images and bitmap pictures, we prefer TIF files (uncompressed) with an optimum resolution of 150-300 DPI. Enclose captions to figures and tables submitted independently as “Appendix” in a text file.
Literature references in the text should be put in square brackets. References in the Literature part should comply with the ACS (American Chemical Society) standard. You can use the EndNote reference style placed in the DOWLOADS bookmark. Should the format of literature or references be incomplete, the article will be returned for revision!
The editing board prefers all contributions be sent by e-mail (see Contacts), with the article and other files (graphs, images) attached. Should the graphic files be more extensive, the contribution may be sent via an on-line public data storage service.
Author’s final check-up before article submission
research article follows the standard structure
the text part is in DOC(X), RTF or TXT format
figures have an acceptable resolution
literature references have a correct format
Editorial Policy Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
The Editorial Board of Koroze a ochrana materiálu (KOM) expects all parties participating in the publication of KOM commit to these publication ethics. Plagiarism or other unethical behaviour will not be tolerated. Any manuscript that does not meet these standards will be rejected.
Authors of contributions and studies research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Authors can be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. Authors should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one publication concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Authorship must be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
The editor of KOM is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor is guided by the policies of the journal's Editorial Board and constrained by legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor confers with reviewers in making this decision.
The editor must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author and reviewers. Manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential documents. The editor commits to champion freedom of expression, maintain the integrity of the academic record, and preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards.
The editor has a duty to act if he/she suspects misconduct. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. The editor should not simply reject papers that raise concerns about possible misconduct. He/she is ethically obliged to pursue alleged cases. The editor must refuse misleading advertisements and be willing to publish criticisms, according to the same criteria used for material in the rest of the journal.
All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least one reviewer that is expert in the area of the particular paper. The editor ensures that peer reviewers' identities are protected. The factors that are taken into account in review are (1) relevance, (2) soundness, (3) significance, (4) originality, (5) readability, and (6) language. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection. Authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, but with no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed. Articles may be rejected without review if they are obviously not suitable for publication.
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Reviews are conducted objectively. The reviewers evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Personal criticism of the author is not allowed. Reviewers´ are expected to express their views clearly with supporting arguments. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which he/she has personal knowledge.
Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's or reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author.
The editor will encourage debate by publishing any cogent criticisms of published work unless the editor has convincing reasons to act otherwise. Authors of criticised material will be given the opportunity to respond.
The editor responds promptly to complaints and ensures there is a way for dissatisfied complainants to take complaints further. The author has right to appeal against editorial decisions to the Editorial Board. In such a case, an alternative editor will be selected to review the case.
Languages We accept articles in English language.
Submission We provide very fast publication procedure. Our peer review is fast, fair and constructive. In a review procedure, the article is submitted to a reviewer (single blind peer review), who provides their opinion on the content of the paper. If the paper is approved, comments are anonymously sent back to the authors, who, having modified it, return the final version of the text to the editorial board. The article is published in the journal as soon as it is feasible in terms of time and space.
Article processing charge (APC) The journal has article processing charge (APC) 150 EUR. The APC is applicable after article acceptance for publication and only in case that the article contains Acknowledgement to any financial source (grant, project, etc.).
Editor-in-Chief Jan Stoulil, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (Dpt. of Metals and Corrosion Engineering), Czech Republic
Editors Ondřej Chocholatý, University of West Bohemia Pilsen (Dpt. of Materials and Metallurgy Engineering), Czech Republic Matěj Březina, Brno University of Technology, (Inst. of Materials Science), Czech Republic Jaroslav Fojt, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (Dpt. of Metals and Corrosion Engineering), Czech Republic
Technical Editor (Typeset) Jan Žalud, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (Publishing), Czech Republic