POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Division IV: Engineering Sciences

Committee on Metrology
and Scientific Instrumentation


INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS
The following types of papers are published in Metrology and Measurement Systems:
  • invited review papers presenting the current stage of the knowledge (max. 20 edited pages, 3000 characters each),
  • research papers reporting original scientific or technological advancements (max. 12 pages),
  • papers based on extended and updated contributions presented at scientific conferences (max. 12 pages),
  • short notes, i.e. book reviews, conference reports, short news (max. 2 pages).
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
The text of a manuscript should be written in clear and concise English. The Editor encourages the Authors of submitted papers who are not English native speakers, to use a language service checking the language correctness not only with respect to grammar, but also in the way of presentation of research results accepted by renowned publications e.g. on the website of the European Association of Science Editors (www.ease.org.uk). The form similar to "camera-ready" with an attached separate file - containing illustrations, tables and photographs - is preferred. For the details of the preferred format of the manuscripts, Authors should consult the sample article and the M&MS guidelines for manuscript preparation. The text of a manuscript should be printed on an A4 page (with margins of 2.5 cm) using a font size of 12 pt for main text and a font size of 10 pt for the abstract. The main text of a paper can be divided into sections (numbered 1, 2, ...), subsections (numbered 1.1., 1.2., ...) and - if needed - paragraphs (numbered 1.1.1., 1.1.2., ...). The title page should include: manuscript title, Authors' names and affiliations with e-mail addresses. The corresponding Author should be identified by the symbol of an envelope and phone number. A concise abstract of approximately 100 words and with 3-5 keywords should accompany the main text.
Illustrations, photographs and tables provided in the camera-ready form, suitable for reproduction (which may include reduction) should be additionally submitted one per page, larger than final size. All illustrations should be clearly marked on the back with figure number and author's name. All figures are to have captions. The list of figures captions and table titles should be supplied on separate page. Illustrations must be produced in black ink on white paper or by computer technique using the laser printer with the resolution not lower than 300 dpi, preferably 600 dpi. The thickness of lines should be in the range 0.2-0.5 mm, in particular cases the range 0.1-1.0 mm will be accepted. Original photographs must be supplied as they are to be reproduced (e.g. black and white or colour). Photocopies of photographs are not acceptable.
References should be inserted in the text in square brackets, e.g. [4]; their list numbered in citation order should appear at the end of the manuscript. The format of the references should be as follows: for a journal paper - surname(s) and initial(s) of author(s), year in brackets, title of the paper, journal name (in italics), volume, issue and page numbers. The exemplary format of the references is available at the sample article.
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PROCESSING
Submission procedure. Manuscript should be submitted via Internet Editorial System (IES) an online submission and peer review system http://www.editorialsystem.com/mms.
In order to submit the manuscript via IES, the authors (first-time users) must create an author account to obtain a user ID and password required to enter the system. From the account you create, you will be able to monitor your submission and make subsequent submissions.
Copyright Transfer. The submission of a manuscript means that it has not been published previously in the same form, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that - if accepted - it will not be published elsewhere. The author hereby grants the Polish Academy of Sciences (the Journal Owner) the license for commercial use of the article according to the Open Access License which has to be signed before publication.

Review and amendment procedures. Each submitted manuscript is subject to a peer-review procedure, and the publication decision is based on reviewers' comments; if necessary, Authors may be invited to revise their manuscripts. On acceptance, manuscripts are subject to editorial amendment to suit the journal style.
An essential criterion for the evaluation of submitted manuscripts is their potential impact on the scientific community, measured by the number of repeated quotations. Such papers are preferred at the evaluation and publication stages.
Proofs. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding Author by e-mail and should be returned within 48 hours of receipt.

OTHER INFORMATION
Author Benefits. The publication in the journal is free of charge. A sample copy of the journal will be sent to the corresponding Author free of charge.
Colour. For colour pages the Authors will be charged at the rate of 160 PLN or 80 EUR per page. The payment to the bank account of main distributor (given in "Subscription Information") must be acquitted before the date pointed to Authors by Editorial Office.

Contact:
E-mail: metrology@pg.edu.pl
URL: www.metrology.pg.gda.pl
Phone: (+48) 58 347-1357

Post address:
Editorial Office of Metrology and Measurement Systems
Gdańsk University of Technology
Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics
ul. Narutowicza 11/12
80-233 Gdańsk, Poland