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Journal of Superhard Materials

Journal of Superhard Materials

Editor-in-Chief: V.Z Turkevich

ISSN: 1063-4576 (print version)
ISSN: 1934-9408 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11961

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  • Synthetic diamonds, carbide tools, wearproof and anticorrosion products of high-tech ceramics on the base of oxides, carbides, and borides of metals are widely adopted this century. Synthetic diamonds’ and cubic boron nitride crystals are in effective use for many fields of production – building industry, mechanical engineering, electronics, well-boring, medicine, food industry and others. The journal provides researchers and practitioners with an opportunity to exchange the latest results in their particular field and to review progress and problems in neighboring fields. Key journal audience: Materials Scientists, Solid-State Physicists, Solid-State Chemists, Electronic Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Optical Engineers

This journal is devoted to theoretical and experimental studies of the structure and properties of synthetic-diamond and cubic boron nitride single crystals and polycrystals; crystalline and powdered high-melting metals and compounds; high-density, high-tech ceramics; and cemented carbides.

Articles in the journal are grouped under the following headings:

  • Physical chemistry and synthesis technology
  • Structure and properties
  • Tools, powders and pastes
  • Machining processes
  • Industrial applications

For scientists interested in fundamental investigations, the journal offers such articles as the physicochemical processes of formation and growth and study of mono- and polycrystals, dispersed materials and diamond and diamond-like films in a wide range of temperatures and pressures. Also published are papers dealing with various methods of synthesis. Special attention is paid to finding applications for superhard materials, taking into account their strength, abrasive capacity, thermal conductivity, and electromagnetic and optical characteristics. Thus, a number of articles deal with the use of superhard materials in tools for highly efficient metal machining, boring, grinding, nonmetal machining, etc. Other applications deal with powders and pastes frequently used in high-precision contexts.


Journal of Superhard Materials is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 48 reviewers, both internal and external (60%), from 6 countries (France, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine, USA). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 7 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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Impact Factor: 0.633 (2017) * 

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    The journal presents up-to-date results of basic and applied researches on production, properties, and applications of superhard materials and tools thereof. It publishes the results of fundamental researches on physicochemical processes of forming and growth of mono-, polycrystalline, and dispersed materials, diamond and diamond-like films; developments of methods for spontaneous and controlled synthesis of superhard materials and methods for static, explosive and epitaxial synthesis. The following priority-driven elaborations of V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials are discussed on the pages of the journal: large single crystals of synthetic diamonds; elite grinding powders and micron powders of synthetic diamonds and cubic boron nitride; polycristalline and composite superhard materials based on diamond and cubic boron nitride; diamond and carbide tools for highly efficient metal-working, boring, stone-working, coal mining and geological exploration; articles of ceramic; polishing pastes for high-precision optics; superprecision lathes for diamond turning; technologies of precise machining of metals, glass, and ceramics. Papers published cover all fundamental and technological aspects of synthesis, characterization, properties, devices and applications of these materials.

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    Original Edition Copyright © 2010 by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

    Copyright © 2010 by Allerton Press, Inc.

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