Aim and Scope
China Foundry is only an English journal totally dedicated to China’s foundry industry. As one of the transactions of the Foundry Institution of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, China Foundry, published bimonthly from January 2013 to a worldwide readership in English, covers the whole fields of foundry industry for iron, steel and non-ferrous castings, including sand molding casting, die casting, investment casting, etc. It mainly reports advanced scientific and technical achievements, application technology, successful experiences in the production, management and leadership, recent development and industry information. At present, It has been distributed to 50 countries and regions, and indexed and abstracted by Science Citation Index-Expanded（SCI-E）, Chemical Abstracts (CA), Cambridge Science Abstracts (CSA), Abstract Journal (AJ) and Elsevier’s largest abstract and citation database – Scopus, and so on.
China Foundry is committed to rapidly delivering high-quality research findings and results to the world. We aim to make the journal top publication in the fields.
Types of Contribution
China Foundry accepts manuscripts that have not been published previously or have not been concurrently submitted to another journal. Manuscripts are considered on the understanding that they present original work.
Authors should supply papers as a Word file containing the text, references, tables and figure captions plus an individual high resolution TIFF, JPEG or EPS.file of each figure, with the specification laid out below.
How to Submit a Paper
For Chinese authors, we strongly recommend that you send your paper via our website www.foundryworld.com
using our online submission system (Chinese version); and for international authors, please send directly your paper to our editors as e-mail attachment at email@example.com
Formatting and Style Guidelines
In preparing the manuscript as a Word file, there is no need to format the article to a specific template, but please include italic or bold type where necessary. Use hard returns at the end of paragraphs only. Consistency in spacing, punctuation, and spelling is essential.
Tables and Figures should be included within the manuscript file, not provided as separate files. That is, all the artwork, graphs and charts should be embedded in the text file within close proximity to where it is cited. Do not wrap text around the artwork. Use Word Table mode, not tabs or spaces between columns. Do not provide tables as image files. Do not use a list of Tables and Figures at the end of the paper. The caption should be flush left, not centred.
Photomicrographs should not bear the legend “magnification x 100” (or similar). Instead, a scale bar should be superimposed on or inserted in the photomicrographs. The line drawings with a computer should be proper in size, clear in lines.
Equations should be produced using Word Equation Editor.
Use of SI units is mandatory. Journal style is to use the form S·m−1, A·m−2, W·m−1 ·K−1, not S/m, A/m2, W/m·K
Unusual abbreviations should be avoided, and all abbreviations that are used must be spelt out in full (with the abbreviation in parentheses) the first time they appear in the text.
Symbols should be explained clearly. Do not use the same symbol to represent more than one variable.
Figures should be cited in a single sequence throughout the text as ‘Fig. 1’, ‘Fig. 2’.
Equations and tables should also be numbered in sequence and referred to in the text as, for example, ‘equation (1)’ and ‘Table 1’ respectively.
Reference and notes should be numbered serially in a single sequence. Citations in the text should be as superior characters, thus [1,2,4–6], inside any punctuation marks. References cited for the first time in a table or figure caption should be numbered as if they appeared in the text where the table or figure is first mentioned. References should be set out in a complete list at the end of the paper, numbered according to their appearance in the text, not positioned as footnotes.
Journal abbreviations in references follow the ISO system, e.g.
Int. J. Cast. Met. Res.,
Mater. Sci. Technol.,
Int. Mater. Rev.,
If the Journal abbreviation is not known, the journal title should be given in full.
(1). Book references should give full bibliographic details, including
Author name, name of book, place of publication, publishing house, year of publication, and start page ― end page, e.g.
Wood J V. Future developments of metals and ceramics. Vol. 1, ed. J. A. Charles et al., London: The Institute of Materials, 1992: 235–239.
(2) Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam G R, Adams L B. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. New York: E Publishing Inc., 1999: 223-230.(3). Translated book references should include:
Author name, name of book, translator, place of publication, publishing house, year of publication and start page ― end page.
(4). Conference references (Proceedings) must include
Author name, title of paper, name of conference, organiser or publisher of the meeting, location, and the date, and start page ― end page. e.g.
Xu F, Guo E, Loria E A, et al. Thermal stability of modified 718 alloys aged for 2000 hours at 700 °C. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Superalloys 718, 625, 706 and Various Derivatives, TMS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1997: 503-509.
(5). Serial Publication (Journals) references should include:
Author name, title of paper, place and year of publication, name of journal, volume number (issue number), and start page ― end page. e.g.
Wang Zhifeng, Zhao Weimin, Li Haipeng, et al. Fabrication of quaternary Mg-Zn-Y-Ce quasi-crystal alloys and their strengthening effects on AZ91 Magnesium alloys. China Foundry, 2010, 7(4): 342-348.
Shechtman D, Blech I, Gratias D, et al. Metallic phase with long-range orientational order and no translational symmetry. Physical Review Letters, 1984, 53(20): 1951-1953.
(6). Patent references should include:
Applicant, name of patent, country, patent number, date of release, publishing house, year of publication.
(7). Degree Thesis references should include:
Author name, title of thesis, city and unit of preserving the thesis, year of publication, and pagination. e.g.
Zhang Jinshan. Formation of spherical Mg-based quasicrystal and its strengthening behavior on Magnesium alloys. Ph.D. Thesis. Taiyuan: Taiyuan University of Technology, 2008: 29-31.
(8). Reference to Technology Standard
Code of technology standard, title of technology standard.
(9). Reference to Technology Report
Author name, title of report, code and serial number of report, unit of preserving report, year of publication
(10). Reference to Electronic Literature [EB/OL]
Author name, name of paper, website, date of publication.
All references given must be complete.
Authors must provide high resolution digital files of all figures to the specification laid out below.
Image File Formats and Resolution
Each figure must be supplied in digital form as a separate, clearly named file. Acceptable file formats are TIFF, JPEG and EPS. If supplying EPS files ensure that all fonts are attached. Figures embedded in Word documents are not suitable for reproduction.
Images should be saved at a resolution of at least 600 dpi at final size.
Review Process of papers
China Foundry bears the responsibility for insuring that submitted manuscripts receive expert and unbiased reviews. China Foundry strives to complete the peer review of all submitted papers and the publication of accepted manuscripts in a timely manner and to keep the authors informed of any problems with their manuscript. All submitted manuscripts are initially evaluated by the editors and the Editor-in-Chief. If the editors and the Editor-in-Chief think that your manuscript is suitable for publication in China Foundry, your manuscripts will be submitted to peer-review.
China Foundry is under no obligation to submit every manuscript to formal peer review. Papers that are judged by the editors or the Editor-in-Chief to be of low priority or inappropriate for publication in China Foundry, may at the discretion of the editors or the Editor-in-Chief, be rejected without formal written reviews by referees. All reviewers serve anonymously, and their identities are protected.
Peer-Review and Publication Fees
CHINA FOUNDRY has a 300 yuan (RMB) of peer-review fee and publication fees of 900 yuan/page for Chinese authors. The authors will be informed by the editor via email to pay the publication fee to our Agency by the bank.
Introduction to the first author
China Foundry has an introduction to the first author in the title page, so the first author is required to send his/her English CV to us via email or put directly it in your technical paper when you submit your paper.
Brief introduction to the first author in title page must contain:
1. Full contact details, including telephone and e-mail address;
2. Sex, date of birth;
3. The title of a technical or professional post;
4. Your research interests;
5. Position in professional and scientific associations;
6. The number of technical papers published.
The following is an example:
Female, born in 1966, assistant professor. She received her Ph.D degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Tohoku University in 2003. She has been working in the field of advanced metallic materials with amorphous/glassy and their composites that exhibit unique useful physical, chemical and mechanical properties. In particular, her research focuses on developing new high corrosion resistant bulk metallic glasses used as nuclear fuel reprocessing applications, fuel ell environments, and medical instrument applications. Her academic research has lead to the publication of more than 45 papers, in journals such as Acta Materialia, Electrochemistry Communications, Electrochimica Acta, etc.
For further information, please feel free to send email to:
Foundry Journal Agency
No.17 Yunfeng Street South, Tiexi District, Shenyang 110022, China