The Contemporary Materials Journal was established in 2010 with the aim of publishing scientific and professional papers in the area of natural, technical, biotechnical and medical sciences as well as their boundary areas. With focus on World region this journal publishes scientific and professional papers that cover wide range of subjects in natural, technical, biotechnical and medical sciences in order to expand and enhance existing knowledge, stimulate discussions and reflection on contemporary topics from the indicated areas.
Contemporary Materials is international peer-reviewed journal with an open access (OA) and it is dedicated to the highest ethical and professional standards, including zero tolerance for plagiarism and other unacceptable forms of work
Upon its acceptance the paper is categorized as follows: (I) Original Scientific Paper, (II) Review, (III) Short Scientific Paper, (IV) Scientific Review (polemics, discussion), (V) Professional Paper,(VI) Information Supplement (editorial,comment) and (VII) Overview.
Original scientific paper should report about original theoretical or practical research results. The given data must be sufficient in order to enable the experiment to be repeated with all effects described by the author, measurement results, or theoretical calculations.
Review, which contains an original, concise and critical review of an area and provides a contribution given the papers published to date. Reviews cover the state-of-art and tendencies in the development of a specific theory, technology and application with given remarks by the author. Such a paper ends with a list of references with all the necessary items in the related field.
Short Scientific Paper is more focused and succinct contributions to the research program and are likely to have a smaller scope of contribution than Full Research Papers. For example, short papers on applications design may not cover the entire iterative design cycle (observation, design, implementation, evaluation, etc.).
Scientific Review (polemics, discussion) paper is a survey of previously published research on a topic. It should give an overview of current thinking on the topic. And, unlike an original research article, it will not present new experimental results. Review papers form valuable scientific literature as they summarize the findings of existing literature. So readers can form an idea about the existing knowledge on a topic without having to read all the published works in the field. Well-written review articles are popular, particularly in the field of medicine and healthcare.
Professional paper, which contains useful contributions from and for the profession but does not necessarily represent an original research. Professional papers report on the original design of an instrument, device, or equipment not necessarily resulting from the original research.The paper contributes to the application of well-known scientific results and to their adaptation for practical use.
Information Supplement (editorial, comment) is peer-reviewed material directly relevant to the conclusion of a paper that cannot be included in the printed version for reasons of space or medium (for example, video clips or sound files). SI is not subedited so authors should ensure that it is clearly and succinctly presented, and that the style of terms conforms with the rest of the paper. During Supplementary Information processing for online publication, a standard coversheet will be added to the main Supplementary Information PDF but the contents will remain unchanged.
Overview. The term’overview’ within this paper to describe systematic summaries of systematic review evidence, in line with the most commonly used terminology. Overviews can play a role in signposting the reader to evidence, summarising existing research or highlighting the absence of evidence.
Every scientific paper is evaluated by at least two reviewers, and the reviewers do not know the identity of the author and vice versa.
The author should propose and argument the category of the submitted article. Papers presented at scientific conferences can also be published in the Journal upon the agreement of the conference organizer and the author.
The scopes include:
Areas of natural, technical, biotechnical and medical sciences, contemporary materials, their application in science, technology and industry, especially in areas such as: research of new materials; nanostructured materials; modern technologies of production of modern materials; materials with changed properties; eco and non-eco materials; biomaterials, water and nanomedicine; application of modern materials in technology, mechanical, textile and electrical industry, agriculture, construction, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy …; materials for nutrition and storage of foodstuff; packaging materials (packaging); recycled materials and the problem of waste; standardization and characterization of materials; systematization of quality and control of usability of materials; improvement of life using contemporary materials; other issues related to modern materials.