Aims and scope

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B is an archival peer-reviewed bi-monthly publication that is uniquely focused on the processing science and engineering of metals and materials. The journal publishes original research and reviews regarding:

· Theoretical and engineering aspects of the processing of metals and materials, including studies of electro- and physical chemistry, mass transport, mathematical and computational modeling verified through experimental or industrial applications, and novel materials processing.

· The main topics of composite materials, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, electrometallurgy, transport phenomena, process control, physical chemistry, solidification, kinetics and thermodynamics of reactions, materials processing, welding and joining, surface treatment, mathematical modeling, environment, and light metals.

There are three classes of articles in the journal:

Technical Publications: The journal welcomes complete original work embodying the results of extensive field, plant, laboratory, or theoretical investigation, or new interpretations of existing problems. Materials must be considered to have significant permanent value. In addition to technical acceptability, material should be presented clearly and concisely. Of particular importance is the description of the experimental procedures involved in the experiment. It is important that critical information about experimental conditions be included so that the work can be verified by other scientists. Within this article class are critical review papers solicited by the editors, which provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art research on a particular subject.

Communications: This class provides more-rapid publication of short items and theoretical or experimental work of immediate current interest.

Discussions/Replies: These are short discussions of technical publications and communications, which should contribute to the original article by providing confirmation or additional interpretation. These articles will be referred to the original authors for reply. Discussions and authors’ replies will be published concurrently when possible.