Calling all authors!

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis (MMA), the official journal of the International Metallographic Society, is actively seeking manuscripts. MMA is among the journals recognized for Editorial Excellence. 

MMA focuses on the art and science of preparing, interpreting, and analyzing microstructures in engineered materials, to better understand materials behavior and performance.  The journal covers the methods of evaluation of microstructures in engineered materials for use in a wide range of applications. 

Coverage includes new techniques in metallography and microscopy which aid in the examination, interpretation, and analysis of microstructures and microstructural properties in metals, alloys, ceramics, and composites of these materials.  The journal also examines the ways in which microstructure is influenced by a variety of factors, including: thermal and mechanical processing, environmental degradation, joining and welding, tribological interactions, and advanced forming and fabrication processes, such as additive manufacturing. 

Topics where new papers are welcome include:

  • Microstructure Modeling
  • Data-driven and Machine Learning Approaches to Microstructure Analysis
  • Materials and Coatings for Extreme Environments
  • Advanced Ceramics
  • New or Improved Metallographic Techniques
  • High Entropy Materials
  • Welding and Joining
  • Microstructure Prediction for Additive Processes


MMA readership is comprised of materials scientists and engineers from the aerospace, nuclear, electronic, transportation, and defense industries; university, national laboratory, and technical college personnel; and suppliers and manufacturers of laboratory equipment and related services. Members of IMS receive free online access to MMA. IMS members are involved with materials and their fabrication, their performance and behavior, their analysis and evaluation, or the equipment needed to conduct these studies.


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