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Engineering | JOM: Journal of the Minerals, metals, and Materials Society – incl. option to publish open access



The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

Editor: Maureen Byko

ISSN: 1047-4838 (print version)
ISSN: 1543-1851 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11837

Nominate Your Favorite “Reading Material” for the JOM Materials Fiction Countdown!

Submit your nominations today for an upcoming JOM reader poll on the greatest works of fiction that prominently feature some aspect of minerals, metals, or materials science and engineering. The nominees must be original (not based on movies or television shows) published fiction, including novels, short stories, and graphic novels.
To add your favorite to the list, e-mail it to Lynne Robinson, JOM Contributing Editor, at lrobinson@tms.org. Make sure you include the title and the author, as well as a sentence or two as to why you think it’s one of the greatest works of “materials fiction” of all time. You can also post your nomination (and get a conversation going) on the TMS Facebook page or LinkedIn group or tweet @TMSSociety. Nominations will be accepted through October 31, 2014.
Voting will open in early 2015 to select the Top Ten Greatest Works of Materials Fiction from the final list. Watch the pages of JOM, as well as TMS social media, for details.
So, let the world know that you’ve successfully analyzed the properties of Rearden Metal in Atlas Shrugged or have figured out how Valyrian steel is really made in Game of Thrones. Check your bookshelves, talk with your colleagues, and share your recommendations for the JOM Materials Fiction Countdown.



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    JOM is a technical journal devoted to exploring the many aspects of materials science and engineering. JOM reports scholarly work that explores the state-of-the-art processing, fabrication, design, and application of metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, and other materials. In pursuing this goal, JOM strives to balance the interests of the laboratory and the marketplace by reporting academic, industrial, and government-sponsored work from around the world.

    The editorial scope includes archival-quality technical papers, general overviews, economic outlooks, developments in engineering education, articles on professional concerns, archaeotechnology papers, research and business updates, meetings announcements, interviews, opinion pieces, conference and literature reviews, software coverage, and news about TMS. Each issue thoroughly explores at least two technical topics by presenting three to six articles on each subject. In this way, JOM provides well-rounded coverage of an array of materials-related subjects, from minerals characterization and developments in extraction to the production of advanced electronic materials and the performance of tomorrow's aerospace structural components.

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