As a peer-reviewed and international research journal, Rare Metals provides a forum for publishing full-length, original papers and invited overviews that advance the in-depth understanding of rare metals and their applications. Papers that have a high impact potential and/or substantially advance the frontiers of science and technology are sought. Rare Metals promotes papers precisely and globally to make scientific findings understood by a broad range of readers.

The following aspects related to rare metals are of particular interest:

  • Cross-disciplinary research in application of rare metals in functional materials, composites, nano materials, alloys, ceramics.
  • Characterization of structure and properties of rare metal materials specifically as it relates to cutting-edge materials.
  • Development of methodology with potential global impact in metallurgy, synthesis and processing of rare metals.
  • Dedicated to the publication and dissemination of original research articles and invited reviews in the field of rare metals and their applications
  • Covers the metallurgy, determination and processing of rare metals
  • Presents papers on the application of rare metals in metal materials, composites, ceramics, nano materials, functional materials and functional coatings
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Editor-in-Chief
  • Hai-Ling Tu
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.161 (2019)
Impact factor
1.780 (2019)
Five year impact factor
20 days
Submission to first decision
242 days
Submission to acceptance
82,291 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1867-7185
Print ISSN
1001-0521
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  1. CNKI
  2. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  3. Chinese Science Citation Database
  4. Dimensions
  5. EBSCO Discovery Service
  6. EI Compendex
  7. Google Scholar
  8. INIS Atomindex
  9. INSPEC
  10. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  11. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  12. Naver
  13. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  14. ProQuest Central
  15. ProQuest METADEX (Metals Abstracts)
  16. ProQuest Materials Science and Engineering Database
  17. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  18. ProQuest Technology Collection
  19. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  20. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  21. SCImago
  22. SCOPUS
  23. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  24. Semantic Scholar
  25. UGC-CARE List (India)
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