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Article format

Learn about CORROSION's article format, including sections and descriptions, below. Click here for more information about the types of articles CORROSION publishes.

Title, author names, affiliations – Titles should be worded concisely to convey the paper’s topic and to allow for accurate abstracting and indexing of papers. Phrases like “A Study On” and “A Report On” are usually unnecessary. Titles that are short and descriptive are more easily searched and rank higher by search engines.

Abstracts – A brief overview of the paper’s purpose, contents, and conclusions. Abstracts should concisely state the significant contributions of the paper and should stand alone. Abstracts should not contain abbreviations.

Key Words – Key words aid in indexing a paper. Provide at least 6 key words. String at least two or three specific and descriptive words together to improve your manuscript's search engine returns and improved rank.

Introduction – Introduction should outline the problem and briefly explain the reasons the work described in the paper was performed. The needs, gaps, and opportunities must be concisely reviewed. Previous literature must be cited. The section should end with a clear objective statement that offers a clear advance over the pre-existing literature.

Experimental Procedures – This section should describe how equipment was used and/or how tests were conducted, any unusual test procedures used, and the development of experimental equipment, with illustrations, only if novel or unique. Where necessary, detection limits should be specified. This section also should evaluate the equipment used and its application by citing the literature. In the case of standard methods, authors should cite the standards used in the manuscript with only a brief explanation in the manuscript.

Results – This section should present the results of the study in the clearest form, through text, graphs, or tables. The text should be used to give essential information on illustrations. The results should be separate from the discussion. All data should consider statistical treatment and confidence limits—data presented in Tables should have the appropriate significant digits.

Discussion – In this section, the authors should analyze the experimental procedures, the results, and the implications of the results, and compare procedures, results, and/or theory with other previous techniques, findings, and mechanistic interpretations. New data from the present study should not be presented here unless of a strictly diagnostic nature.

Summary/Conclusions – A summary or conclusion regarding the work should be stated directly and briefly in this section, with special emphasis on the significance of the information to the reader.

References – References consulted in preparing a paper shall be cited in a reference list at the end of the paper. The CORROSION journal style is available in an Endnote file format. The NACE publication guide also lists the style for citing journal articles, books, and symposium proceedings.

Appendices – Appendices should be used only for additional or background information that is crucial to the understanding of the paper but would otherwise disturb the continuity of the text.

Tables – Data often are presented in a tabular form to aid the reader in comprehension and comparison.

Figures and Figure Captions – Photographs, line drawings, and other graphics should be included to help illustrate the author’s research. Computer screen shots are not accepted. All micrographs should contain length scale markers embedded in the micrograph. Overview photographs of routine equipment of laboratory testing that can be cited and/or are commonplace should be avoided. Equipment should be detailed in as generic a fashion as possible in a “block diagram.”

Supplemental Material (optional) – Material to be published online next to the final article but not included in the article file.

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