Materials (journal)

Materials (journal)
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Discipline Materials science and engineering
Language English
Edited by Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert (in-Chief)
Publication details
Publisher MDPI Publishing (Basel, Switzerland)
Publication history 2008
Frequency Monthly
Open access yes
ISSN 1996-1944
OCLC number 405940410

Materials is a peer reviewed, open access, scientific journal with broad topical interest in materials science and engineering. It is published online monthly (electronic only) by MDPI. The Editor-in-chief is Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert of University of Potsdam in Germany. The types of articles in this journal are reviews, regular research papers, and short communications (letters). There are also special issues and book reviews.[1][2][3][4][5]


Aims and scope

One of the journal's aims is to publish open access material related to scientific research and technology development in the fields of interest. A notable facet of this journal is the no restriction guideline regarding the length of contributed papers. This is because there is a desire for contributing authors to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Disclosing full experimental details and emphasizing reproducible results extends this notable facet of the journal.[1]

Another focus of Materials (journal) is to provide a forum for advancing in-depth understanding of the interrelationships of structures, properties, or functions of many types of materials. Chemical structures and chemical syntheisis are subjects of interest. Property categories such as mechanical, chemical, electronic, magnetic and optical properties are also publishable topics. The variety of applications are also part of this journal's aim and scope.[1][2]

Topics covered

The following areas of research encompass the topics covered for this journal.

Class of materials

There is a variety of class of materials which are of interest to this journal. This includes ceramics, glasses, and polymers (plastics). Other classes include semiconductors, magnetic materials, medical implant materials and biological materials. Further classes, which are part of this journal's scope are silica and carbon materials, along with metals and metallic alloys. Papers on various functional materials, such as dentistry materials, composite materials, coatings, films, and pigments are also included in the scope. Papers on more classes of materials such as intermatallics, covalent crystals, and ionic crystals are also included.[1][2]

Fundamental research

As previously mentioned broad topic areas are Materials science or materials engineering which includes Nanoscience and nanotechnology. Fundamental research in Condensed matter physics, Materials physics, Continuum mechanics, and statistics are included in the scope of this journal. Basic research is also conducted in Mechanics of materials, Tribology (friction, lubrication and wear), and Solid-state physics.[1][2]

Characterization techniques

Also included for publication are characterization techniques such as electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, neutron diffraction, nuclear microscopy (HEFIB), Rutherford backscattering, and calorimetry, among other techniques.[1][2]

Abstracting and Indexing

Materials (journal) can be found in several abstracting and indexing databases: Google Scholar, Chemical Abstracts (CAS), INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCOhost, and Open-J-Gate.[6]

Special issue listing

Materials (journal) has published more than 20 open access, special issues, between June 30, 2009, and April 30, 2010. There are more than 25 more titles listed that are open for submssion between May 31, 2010 and October 30, 2011.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f Aim and scope of Materials (journal) and topics covered.(1996 - 2010) MDPI publishing
  2. ^ a b c d e Scope, special issues, call for papers
  3. ^ About Materials
  4. ^ Imprint forMaterials (journal)
  5. ^ Materials' editorial board.
  6. ^ Materials - Indexing & Abstracting
  7. ^ Special Issue listings

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