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The effects of vanadium substitution on the magnetic properties of Sm-Fe-Ti-V melt-spun ribbons and the magnetic properties and microstructure of sintered Sm-Fe-Ti based magnets are reported. The highest coercivity, Hc =10.65 kOe, was obtained in a heat-treated melt-spun Sm8 Fe75.5 Ga0.5 Ti8 V8 alloy. This is the highest value of the coercivities reported in alloys with the ThMn12 -type structure. Bulk magnets were prepared by the usual powder metallurgy technique. However, their highest coercivity (~2 kOe) was much less than that of the corresponding ribbons. The low coercivity of sintered magnets has been attributed to their nonuniform microstructure. Journal of Applied Physics is copyrighted by The American Institute of Physics.