ISSN: 2095-2899
CN: 43-1516/TB

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1 Aims and scope

Journal of Central South University (ISSN 2095-2899) is mainly devoted to publishing academic papers and reports that are of creativeness and present the latest achievement of scientific research in such fields as geology, mining, metallurgy, materials, chemistry and chemical engineering, mechatronics, information, energy, traffic transportation and environment.

The columns of the Journal include: Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering, Control Science and Information Engineering; Energy and Power Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Mine Engineering; Geological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Traffic and Transportation Engineering.

2 Copyright

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as – tacitly or explicitly – by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out. The author warrants that his/her contribution is original and that he/she has full power to make this grant. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. Transfer of copyright to Central South University and Springer becomes effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. After submission of the Copyright Transfer Statement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by Central South University and Springer. The copyright covers the exclusive right (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or other reproductions of similar nature.

An author may self-archive the English language version of his/her article on his/her own website and his/her institution’s repository; however he/she may not use the publisher’s PDF version which is posted on Furthermore, the author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link must be accompanied by the following text: “The original publication is available at”.

All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic data bases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the publishers. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publishers can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

3 Submission

Manuscript preparation Manuscript should be in English and typed on only one side of A4 paper with double space. In addition, a manuscript disk (based on Word) that contains the material to be considered for publication and a copy of the full-length paper is sent to: Editorial Office of Journal of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 410083, China. The electronic manuscript can also be sent to the editorial board by E-mail:

Title and By-line The title should be descriptive, not full sentences. Name, affiliation (institution) of the authors, city, country, E-mail address and telephone number of the author(s) should be listed.

Abstract and Key words The abstract of about 100-150 words must accompany each article on page one. It should be self-contained and should be adequate as a summary of the article, namely, it should contain aim and significance, experimental methods and main results and conclusions as well; newly developed conceptions, methods, apparatus, techniques, and newly discovered facts. Summarized results should be exact, direct, and specific.Together with the title, it must be adequate as an index to all the subjects treated in the paper, and will be used as a base for indexing. Avoid displayed mathematical expressions. Define all nonstandard symbols and abbreviations. The key words should include 3-8 pieces of words or phrases to serve as guidelines for indexing, which should be typed below the abstract.

Text The text should contain an Introduction that puts the paper into perspective for readers, and should also contain Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions. The SI system should be used for units of measure throughout the text. Each Equation or Formula in the article should be numbered in the order with Arabic numerals placed on the right-hand margin. Each caption should be written as a single brief paragraph without indentation. Figures and tables should be consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals. Tables should be drawn with three horizontal lines, at the top and bottom of the table and between the column headings and the table body. Good quality figures have the following characteristics. They should be produced with a good quality laser printer and have lines, letters, numbers and symbols of uniform strength and contrast.

Figures Figures (except photographs) are often reduced to 7 cm×7 cm. The final thickness of a line in a figure usually lies within the range 0.15-0.20 mm. When preparing the figures, authors should pay attention to the widths of lines and similar details, as some (e.g. dotted or thin lines) may disappear after reduction. Particular attention should be paid to line strengths in graphics prepared in vector formats.

Equations Equations should be neatly typed or clearly written in ink, punctured and aligned to bring out their structure, and numbered on the right. Physical quantities should be printed in italics, and vectors in bold-face italics. For mathematical expressions, the solidus (/) should be used instead of built-up fractions in running text and in display wherever clarity would not be jeopardized. Use “exp” for complicated exponentials.

Photographs Photographs should have high contrast. They should be glossy, properly focused and exposed. Those who wish to place two or more photographs side by side are reminded that the column width of this journal is approximately 150 mm. Line drawings should be clear and well designed. The lettering and plotted points should be large enough to be legible after reduction. Graphs should have axes with proper labels such as T/K.

Mathematical material The text should make clear distinctions between physical variables, mathematical symbols, units of measurement, abbreviations, chemical formulas, etc. Authors should use italic and boldface to identify physical or mathematical variables. Variables are to be set in normal italic, and vectors, tensors, and matrixes in boldface.

Acknowledgements Individuals, affiliation, or other to be concerned who were of direct help in the work should be acknowledged by a brief statement.

References Only essential references (formally published journals, articles, monographs, dissertations, reports, proceedings, standards, patents, and/or electronic publications) cited in the text can be listed and must be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals, which should be listed in the same order as cited in the text. There should be at least twenty references. Periodicals should be referred to in the following order: name of author(s), title of paper, name of periodical, year, Vol. (No.): page number. Books should be referred to in the following order: name of author(s), title of book. city: publishing house, year of publication. The reference published in Chinese should be translated into English and noted by “(in Chinese)”. References in the text should be numbered by superscripts(e.g. “LIU et al[1] reported that…”), and listed on a separate sheet in the following styles:

[1] ZHOU Ji-cheng,YANJian-wu,TIANLi.Influence of rapid process on the structure and properties of Ni-Cr thin-films fabricated by ion beam sputtering[J].Journal of Central South University: Science and Technology,2006,37(5):837-840.(in Chinese)

[2] XING Qi-yi, XU Rui-qiu, HOU Zheng. Elementary organic chemistry[M]. Beijing:Higher Education Press,1993. (in Chinese)

[3] Washington R. On-board real-time state and fault identification for rovers[C]//IEEE Intel Conference on Robotics &Automation.San Francisco:IEEE Press, 2000:1175?1181.

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