Author Instruction

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Author instruction

Journal of CHINA WELDING is an international, peer-reviewed journal that is interested in publishing high quality scientific studies in the field of Welding materials,Welding procedure Welding equipment,Technologies and methods of welding principle,Measurement and control technology,Cutting and spraying and so on.

Submission of a manuscript must be the original work of the author(s) and has not been published elsewhere or under consideration for another publication, or a substantially similar form in any other language. Research articles and review articles have no page limit.


The title of the paper should be concise but informative.

Author name(s)

A list of all authors & institutions should be provided on the title page, as well as Corresponding author’s E-mail address . Authors’ names should be given in a consistent form on all publications to facilitate indexing.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure Corresponding author’s E-mail address must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.


The abstract should be no longer than 300 words. It should be informative, without descriptive words or citations, and contain the major conclusions and quantitative results or other significant items in the paper. Together with the title, the abstract must be adequate as an index to all the subjects treated in the paper, and will be used as a base for indexing.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords.


Variables should appear in italic text. Vectors should appear in bold italic text. Capital and lower-case letters should be distinguished clearly where there could be confusion. Fractional exponents should be used to avoid root signs. Extra symbols should be introduced to avoid complicated exponents or where it is necessary to repeat a complicated expression a number of times. The slash (/) should be used wherever possible for fractions. Mathematical derivations that are easily found elsewhere in the literature should not be used.   


Notation must be legible, clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage. All unusual symbols whose identity may not be obvious, including subscript or superscript, must be made comprehensible. Physical and mathematical variables should be in italic, vectors in boldface. Units, abbreviations and special functions should be upright. Please add notes to explain any other special symbols.


Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI).If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.


Format: High-resolution figures must be offer in the manuscript submission. 

1.      Image Size: An image intended for the journal's double column format (i.e., an image to fit into the space of a single column on the 2-column layout), should be sized to 6.5 cm. Images submitted for a layout that spans full columns (i.e., an image that will occupy the full-page width) should be sized to 13.5 cm, and complicated figures should have a maximum width of 15 cm. In the figures, the main lines should be about 0.3 mm in width, and the assistant lines 0.15 mm. Notations in the figures should be distinct and consistent with the same ones in the text, and their font size will be 8-10pt.

2.      Image Resolution: Line drawings and graphs must have a resolution of at least 1200 dpi when they are exported.  Photographs and micrographs must have resolution of at least 300 dpi (600 dpi if there is text or line art in the figure).  Lower-resolution images will not reproduce properly and will not be accepted.

3.      Color: Submit color graphics in CMYK format; the colors chosen must reproduce effectively and the colors should be distinguishable when printed in black and white; The descriptions of figures in text and captions must be sufficiently clear for both online and print copy.


1.      Data graph

(1). All ticks should be the inner   side of coordinates; remove points calibration

(2). Titles of coordinates should be   with the formula “Quality/unit”, such as “Intensity (a.u.), 2θ/ (deg.)”;

(3). All fonts should be “Arial”;

(4). The graph should be framed with   four axes;

(5). The first letter should   be capital for the word in the figures, such as “Current   density”.


2. Photograph: The first letter should be capital for the word in the figures, such as “Corrosion products”

Fig.5  Influence of interlayer on the microstructure of joints. (Brazing temperature, 1073 K and holding time, 5 min) 



The table title, which should be brief, goes above the table. A detailed description of its contents or table footnotes should be given directly below the body of the table.


Table 1 Turn-on fields of the MoO3 microbelt films of different aspect ratios


Growth duration/min


Width /mm

Aspect ratio


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References must be published work, and numbered consecutively in order of their first citation. References should be listed individually at the end of the text and indicated in the text with a superscript number in square brackets. All of the authors, as well as the titles of the reference articles should be given. It is strongly recommend that authors try to employ the recently published articles. Here are some examples of how to set the most common reference types:

[1]       Lancaster J F. The physics of welding. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1984.

[2]       Dong C L, Wu L, Shao Y C. The history and state-of-the-art of keyhole mode plasma arc welding. China Mechanical Engineering, 2000, 11(5): 577-581. (in Chinese)

[3]       Zhang Y M, Zhang S B, Liu Y C. A plasma cloud charge sensor for pulse keyhole process control. Measurement Science and Technology, 2001, 12(8): 1365-1370.

[4]       Wang Y W, Chen Q, Sun Z G, et al. Sound sensing of the keyhole behaviors in plasma arc welding. Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2001, 37(1): 53-56. (in Chinese)

[5]       Wang H J. Close-loop control of welding stability based on image sensing during variable polarity plasma arc welding. Harbin: Harbin Institute of Technology, 1998. (in Chinese)

[6]       Yi X L. Study on the mechanics of plasma cloud sensing and fuzzy control during keyhole plasma arc welding. Tianjin: Tianjin University, 2002. (in Chinese)

[7] Arata Y , Abe E , Nabegata E N. Dynamic welding phenomena during EB-Welding. 2nd International Colloquium on Welding and Melting by Electron and Laser Beam. France , 1978 : 13–28.