Focus and Scope

Welding Technology Review is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published monthly by the Society of Polish Mechanical Engineers and Technicians since 1928. The scope covers a wide range of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science topics related to joining processes. The journal accepts regular scientific papers (original research articles and review papers) related to research and technology development of the broadly understood joining engineering. We welcome both experimental and theoretical papers on all aspects of materials joining, including welding, brazing, soldering, surfacing, thermal cutting and testing of the joints of advanced structure or functional mat

Journal History

The Welding Technology Review is a monthly specialist Open Access journal published by the Society of Polish Mechanical Engineers and Technicians since 1928 (formerly "Przegląd Spawalnictwa").
The first editor-in-chief was Professor Zygmunt Dobrowolski, creator and first head of the Welding department at the Warsaw University of Technology. He managed the editorial office until 1952. Then, the editors were headed by Stefan Mirowski (1953-1954); Edward A. Juffy M.Sc. Eng. (1955-1977); Stefan Katarzyński M.Sc. Eng. (1977-1978); Leszek Buczyński M.Sc. Eng.(1978-1990); Professor Jan Pilarczyk - Director of Welding Institute in Gliwice (1990-2006); Professor Jerzy Nowacki - Head of Welding Department at West Pomeranian University of Technology (2006-2014). From 2014, the function of the editor-in-chief is exercised by prof. Tomasz Chmielewski - Director of Institute of Manufacturing Technologies at  Warsaw University of Technology.

The magazine has been published for over 92 years with a short break during the Second World War.
The ambition of the current editors team is to include the journal to reputable databases indexing scientific journals. 

Peer Review Process

Basic principles of peer review in the journal "Welding Technology Review"
1. Two independent reviewers are appointed for each manuscript submitted by the author/s for publication in the journal.
2. The reviewers are not affiliated with institution of the author of the work.
3. Authors and reviewers do not know each other’s identities (the journal applies the so-called "double-blind peer review").
4. The review is done via an electronic form and ends with a clear recommendation as to the admission of the article for publication or its correction, or rejection.
5. Publication requirements or a possible decision to reject the article together with the review form are sent to the author.
6. The names of the reviewers of individual publications are not disclosed, but at the end of each year  the journal makes the list of all the reviewers active in a given year available to the public.


All submitted manuscripts should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Manuscripts submitted should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We firmly believe that proper ethical conduct is the most essential virtue of any academic. Hence any act of plagiarism is a totally unacceptable academic misconduct and cannot be tolerated. If an author is found to commit an act of plagiarism (or any other violation of publishing ethics), the following acts of sanction may be taken:
1) Rejecting the submitted manuscript or removing the article from the final publication.
2) Reporting the author’s violation to their supervisor(s) and affiliated institution(s).
3) Reporting the author’s violation to the appropriate overseeing office of academic ethics and research funding agency.

Understanding the ethical boundaries in scientific research and publishing is a key step in making sure your work gets off to the best start. Scientific misconduct and breach of publishing ethics can take different forms, and be committed knowingly or unknowingly. Examples of misconduct and breaches include:

  • Authorship disputes – deliberately misrepresenting a scientist’s relationship with published work.
    ● Competing interests – not disclosing to a journal that you have a direct or indirect conflict which prevents you from being unbiased.
    ● Plagiarism – passing off another’s work or idea as your own.
    ● Simultaneous submission – submitting a paper to more than one publication at the same time.
    ● Research fraud – including fabrication (making up research data) and falsification (manipulating research data, tables or images).

Please find a link to a complete Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement here.

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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are requested to ensure their submission's compliance with the following requirements:

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is currently submitted  to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 13 pt-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate places rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines,
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions regarding Ensuring a Blind Reviewhave been followed.

Please note that submissions which do not adhere to the journal guidelines and standard publishing requirements may be returned to the author.