Calls for Papers

In addition these ongoing topical areas, JMR also publishes Focus Issues several times a year on a single topic within materials research. Upcoming Focus Issues for 2020-21 are:

Focus Issue: Advanced Nanocatalysts for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Generation: Batteries, Supercapacitors, Electrolyzers and Fuel Cells
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2021
This JMR Focus Issue will review the state of the art and accelerate fundamental understandings of nanostructured materials used in alkaline fuel cells (hydrogen or alcohols as fuels) and electrolyzers, rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors. Contributions are solicited on experimental and theoretical studies of novel nanostructured materials for such electrochemical devices. 

Focus Issue: Ultra-wide Bandgap Materials, Devices, and Systems
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021
This JMR Focus Issue will feature experimental advances and theoretical developments in the field of ultrawide-bandgap semiconductors, devices, and systems. 

Focus Issue: Early Career Scholars in Materials Science 2022
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021
The Seventh Annual JMR Issue to promote outstanding research by future leaders in materials science JMR invites research and review articles by materials researchers who have completed their Ph.D. but have not yet been appointed as full professor, or equivalent position in non-academic organizations, at the time of submission, for peer review and publication in this special issue. The Annual Issue provides a unique opportunity to be highlighted and promoted early in one’s research career. To increase attention, the issue will be published on an open access basis.

Focus Issue3D-Printed Electrodes for Energy Storage
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020
This JMR Focus Issue will present a broad range of topics covering the fabrication, characterization, and applications of 3D-printed materials for energy storage. These applications include but are not limited to lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, magnesium-ion batteries, zinc-ion batteries, metal batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, solid-state batteries, supercapacitors, lithiumion capacitors, micro-energy storage systems, et al. Both original research articles, and reviews, focused on the demonstrated use of 3D printing tools to fabricate novel electrode materials and electrolytes for these different types of energy storage devices will be considered.

Please direct questions to jmr@mrs.org.