Aims and scope

MRS Bulletin publishes the latest research advances, topical reviews, opinion and perspectives, and tutorial-style overviews on subjects in interdisciplinary materials research. Materials areas covered include, but are not limited to, the design and creation of new materials, materials with new and novel functionalities, fundamental understanding of processes that control the response of materials, development of materials with performance improvements relative to state-of-the-art materials, interpretation of fundamental materials science to achieve enhanced materials properties and applications, development and application of analytical tools, and theoretical and computational methods to understand and design materials, properties, and processes. MRS Bulletin welcomes proposals for original research articles, review articles, as well as topical themes in these areas.


The MRS Bulletin Impact section seeks to publish the most innovative original research that will capture the attention of materials researchers around the world and affect fundamental insights in all fields of materials research and related disciplines. Papers that identify emerging hot topics and trends are especially welcome. Articles in areas that will have a lasting, deep, and insightful impact on the field of materials will be pursued.


MRS Bulletin also publishes news, features, editorials, opinion pieces, meetings/conference reports, letters to the editor, obituaries and other content relevant to the Materials Research Society (MRS) community, the broad materials research community, as well as the broader scientific community. MRS Bulletin welcomes suggestions for this content.