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How to Submit an Article

Submitting a manuscript involves the following four steps:
• Review our article acceptance criteria
• Prepare your manuscript with our easy-to-use templates and graphic guidelines
• Sign a copyright agreement
• Submit your manuscript for review

1. Article and Publishing Criteria

Acceptance Criteria
Articles submitted for CORROSION should have significant corrosion-related content of permanent value and should accomplish at least one of the following objectives: 1) contribute to the awareness of corrosion phenomena and the impact of corrosion, 2) advance understanding of fundamental processes, and/or 3) further the knowledge of techniques and practices used to reduce corrosion.
Learn More about Acceptable Article Types and Publishing Cost and Timelines.

2. Preparing Your Manuscript

CORROSION is a technical research journal devoted to furthering the knowledge of corrosion science and engineering. We have developed easy-to-use guidelines about manuscript formats, graphic elements, references, copy review, and rules & regulations. Find out more at Preparing Your Manuscript and Graphic Requirements

3. Copyright Agreement

In order to publish your manuscript in CORROSION, you must sign a copyright license transfer agreement, which gives NACE International exclusive rights to publish your work. The document can be found here Author Copyright Agreement PDF on our website and also at Manuscript Central in the Corresponding Author submission process.

4. Submit Your Paper

Submitting your manuscript to CORROSION couldn’t be simpler. Just click on this link https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/corr, create a user login, and follow the steps outlined in the Corresponding Author Center. Your manuscript will enter the review process through this logon portal.

Writing scientific journal articles doesn’t need to be a daunting task. Writing itself can be a very helpful tool in your scientific thought process. Expressing the research information and your conclusions in the clearest, most succinct way should always be your goal. It may sound counterintuitive, but starting at the end may be the best place to begin.

Here are some tips from our Managing Editor in Chief, Sammy Miles:
    • Start with an outline. As you build a manuscript from your outline, try to minimize redundancies in your text.
    • Support the claims you make with citations, data, and relevant figures. Your goal should be to present your findings without overwhelming the reader.
    • Be as specific as possible when describing quantities (for example, instead of writing “a few mm,” provide a specific number range).
    • Cite all references used. Facts and claims need to be supported, and a variety of sources should be used in your manuscript to properly survey the available literature. Keep in mind the quality of the sources cited—sources that are peer reviewed (e.g., journal articles) have undergone more scrutiny than others.

Technical articles selected for publication in CORROSION provide a permanent record of the latest progress in the science and technology of corrosion control.

Editorial content and publication process:

    • Extensive peer-review cycle
    • Articles provide permanent record of the latest progress in the science and technology of corrosion control
    • No specific editorial calendar
    • Two sections: corrosion science and corrosion engineering

Articles considered should:

    • Have significant permanent value;
    • Contribute awareness of corrosion phenomena;
    • Advance understanding of fundamental process; and/or
    • Further knowledge of techniques and practices used to reduce corrosion.

For more information, contact Marlene Walters, marlene.walters@nace.org.