The Journal of Materials Science publishes papers that report significant original research results on, or techniques for studying, the relationships between structure, processing, properties, and performance of materials. Topics include metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, electrical and electronic materials, composite materials, fibers, nanostructured materials, and materials for application in the life sciences. Papers are selected for their high quality and broad interest to the materials community. The Journal of Materials Science is now firmly established as the leading source of primary communication for scientists investigating the structure and properties of all engineering materials.

  • Explores the relationship between structure, properties and uses of materials
  • Publishes reviews, full-length papers, and short communications
  • Firmly established as a forum for scientists investigating the structure and properties of all engineering materials
  • 99% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • C. Barry Carter
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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4.682 (2021)
Impact factor
4.128 (2021)
Five year impact factor
11 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
2,405,613 (2021)
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  • The William Bonfield Prize for Best Review Paper

    The Journal of Materials Science is pleased to introduce the William Bonfield Prize for Best Review Paper, in honor of Professor William Bonfield’s immeasurable contributions to both the Journal of Materials Science and the field of Materials Research more broadly.

  • The Robert W. Cahn Prize

    Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 Cahn Prize! For more information, 2021's finalists, and previous years' prizes, click here!

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1573-4803
Print ISSN
0022-2461
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