In this paper the results of bibliometric analysis of the journal Kovine zlitine tehnologije vo. 30, 31 (1996, 1997) in comparison with the journal Železarski zbornik vol. 1, 2 (1967, 1968) as it was named previously, are discussed. The results show the development of the journal and progress in quality in these years. Analyzing with bibliometric methods we establish that: -the number of authors and also the number of institutes is increasing; -the fields of work dealt with in a journal have extended; -the professional journal has become scientific journal.