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Aim and editorial policy

Cerâmica accepts original papers and state-of-the art review articles in the entire field of ceramic science and technology, including ceramic art, bioceramics, advanced ceramics, structural ceramics, electroelectronic ceramics, magnetic ceramics, optical ceramics, nuclear ceramics, ceramic raw materials, cements, sanitaryware and porcelain, thermal insulators, ceramic tiles, refractories, glazes and ceramic pigments, glasses and glass-ceramics, ceramic matrix composites, basic science, characterization techniques, ceramic equipments, microstructural analysis, manufacturing processes, powder synthesis, etc.

All papers will be refereed. Instructions for preparing review articles can be obtained with the Editors. Contributors should submit their papers to one of the Editors or to any member of the Editorial Board.

The Brazilian Ceramic Society assumes no responsibility for the contents of the technical papers and for the statements and opinions advanced by the contributors.

There is no fee for submission and review articles.


Manuscript preparation

1. All manuscripts should be written in English or Portuguese. A Portuguese version of the abstracts of contributions in English will be provided by the Editors.

2. The original manuscript (the original and two copies) should follow the instructions:

a) be written in double-space typing, one column, font size 12, without any special formatting, on A4-size (210 mm x 297 mm) pages; for papers produced using MS-Word processor, please submit a disk with the final revised version of the manuscript. The file on disk should correspond exactly to the hard copy;

b) the first page should contain title, name and affiliation(s) of author(s), and an abstract with no more than 300 words;

c) the standard sequence for papers should be followed: Introduction, Experimental (or Materials and Methods, or Methods), Results and Discussion (or Results), Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if pertinent), References, Tables, Figure Captions, Figures. Footnotes should be avoided;

d) tables should be typed in separate sheets;

e) illustrations, one per page, 9 or 18 cm wide and 25 cm maximum height, should also be submitted in triplicate: one master and two sets of copies. The line drawings in the master set should be original laser print or plotter output or drawn in black india ink, with careful lettering, large enough (3 - 5 mm) to remain legible after reduction for printing. The photographs should be originals. Any scale markers should be inserted on the photograph;

f) the appropriate position of the figures and tables should be indicated in the manuscript;

g) equations, indicated in the text by capital letters, should be represented as shown below:

h) references should be consecutively numbered in the text using square brackets and listed by number in the Reference list. Examples:

[1] J. A. Cerri, E. R. Leite, D. Gouvêa, E. Longo, J. A. Varela, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 79, 3 (1996) 799.

[2] S. Manrich, E. D. Zanotto, Cerâmica 41, 271 (1995) 105.

[3] A. F. Padilha, F. Ambrózio Filho, Técnicas de Análise Microestrutural, Hemus Editora Ltda., S. Paulo, Brasil (1985) p. 130.

[4] W. D. Kingery, H. K. Bowen, D. R. Uhlmann, Introduction to Ceramics, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York (1975) p. 293.

[5] C. Xavier, H. Wiebeck, S. S. Suzzuki, P. S. Santos, Anais do 11° Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia e Ciência dos Materiais, Águas de S. Pedro, S.P., Dezembro de 1994, vol. 2, p.853.

[6] M. Kleitz, L. Dessemond, M. C. Steil, F. Thevenot, in Proceedings Mat. Res. Soc. Symp., Vol. 411, Ed. R. A. Gerhardt, S. R. Taylor, E. J. Garboczi, Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh, 1996, vol. 411, pp.269-275.


The corresponding author will receive, if requested, a set of proofs for checking. No new material may be inserted in the text at the time of proofing, unless accepted by the Editor.

Page charges and offprints

There will be no page charges. Twenty offprints of each paper will be supplied free of charge.

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