Journal of Materials Research (JMR) publishes the latest advances about the creation of new materials and materials with novel functionalities, fundamental understanding of processes that control the response of materials, and development of materials with significant performance improvements relative to the state of the art materials.  The journal publishes full-length research articles and reviews.


Journal highlights include JMR Focus Issues, which provide a dedicated and comprehensive look at the current research in a particular area of interest.  In addition, two new prizes highlight outstanding work published in JMR each year: the annual Gordon E. Pike Prize for the JMR Paper of the Year recognizes excellence in advancing materials knowledge through written scholarship, and the JMR Early Career Scholars in Materials Science Prize goes to the best paper in the JMR annual issue featuring the work of early career scholars.

Nominations for The Gordon E. Pike Prize for the JMR Paper of the Year are currently ongoing! The Gordon E. Pike Prize for the JMR Paper of the Year recognizes excellence in advancing materials knowledge through written scholarship. Go here for more information: https://www.springer.com/journal/43578/updates/18597508

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Gary L. Messing
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

2.502 (2019)
Impact factor
2.251 (2019)
Five year impact factor

Latest articles

This journal has 69 open access articles

Journal updates

  • Call for Proposals: JMR Focus Issues for 2022

    JMR Focus Issues are devoted to a single area of materials research and are published several times a year. Focus Issues allow Guest Editors to comprehensively examine and assess current research of particular interest to JMR readers.

  • Calls for Papers

    JMR seeks research papers for its regular Focus Issues, as well as for the key topical areas of Biomaterials, Advanced Metallic Materials, Advanced Inorganic and Ceramic Materials, and Polymers/Soft Matter.


  • Prizes and Nominations

    Learn more about The Gordon E. Pike Prize for the JMR Paper of the Year and the JMR Early Career Scholar in Materials Science Prize

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Electronic ISSN
2044-5326
Print ISSN
0884-2914
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  1. Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
  2. CNKI
  3. Current Contents Collections / Electronics & Telecommunications Collection
  4. Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology
  5. Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  6. Dimensions
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. FIZ Karlsruhe
  9. Google Scholar
  10. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  11. Naver
  12. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  13. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  14. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  15. SCOPUS
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