The journal represents a selection of translated materials from two Russian ferrous metallurgical journals: StalB´ and Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii. Chernaya Metallurgiya. It covers new developments in blast furnaces, steelmaking, rolled products, tubes, and metal manufacturing as well as unconventional methods of metallurgy and conservation of resources. Papers in materials science and relevant commercial applications make up a considerable portion of the journal's contents. There is an emphasis on metal quality and cost effectiveness of metal production and treatment.