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Science China Materials

Science China Materials

Editor-in-Chief: Yadong Li
Editorial Director: Guilin Wang

ISSN: 2095-8226 (print version)
ISSN: 2199-4501 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40843

Science China-Materials is now indexed by SCIE database 

We are delighted to announce that the journal Science China-Materials (SCMs) has been accepted into the Web of Science’s Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences, and Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology databases. Coverage in these databases will begin from our very first issue, Vol. 57(1) Dec 2014.
SCMs, launched in December 2014, is a monthly academic journal co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. It is jointly published by Science China Press and Springer.
SCMs provides a platform for fast and efficient communication of new advances in the field of materials science, such as nanostructure materials, biomaterials, energy storage, and novel catalytic materials. In the past two years, it has published more than 200 high-quality research articles and reviews and gained a broad readership worldwide. SCMs now has sufficient manuscript submissions and good paper flow from China as well as other countries, such as the United States, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Sweden, Japan, and Egypt. The editorial team of SCMs persists in performing a strict, fair, and speedy peer-review process to ensure a high publication standard and offer professional service to all authors. All papers are available online once they are accepted for publication, and the authors have open access options via http://link.springer.com/journal/40843.
Coverage by the SCIE database opens a new chapter for SCMs. We believe that SCMs will provide more valuable references for the materials science community, and are anticipating a greater global impact in the near future.

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    Aims and Scope


    SCIENCE CHINA Materials (SCMs) is an international peer-reviewed journal that covers all aspects of materials science. The journal is supervised by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. It is jointly published monthly in both printed and electronic forms by Science China Press and Springer.

    The mission of SCIENCE CHINA Materials is to encourage communication of high quality, innovative research results at the cutting-edge interface of materials science with chemistry, physics, biology and engineering, especially focusing on breakthroughs made by Chinese scientists, and it is aimed to become a world-leading academic journal of materials science.

    Categories of contribution published in the journal include:

    • Articles: peer-reviewed, in-depth reports of outstanding novel findings which also have important and general implications for specialists working in other fields.
    • Letters: present short reports in a timely manner on the latest important novel research studies and findings.
    • Reviews: summarize representative results and achievements in a particular topic or area, comment on the current research progress, and advice on the future research directions, which should be based on or closely related to the author’s own research work. 
    • Perspectives: concise reports on recent exciting research of interest to materials scientists worldwide, including discussions of research breakthroughs and interpretations of important science and funding policies.
    • Concepts: conceptual advances of new materials, focusing on innovative ideas of structure design and synthesis approaches that may inspire future research directions and breakthroughs.
    • Highlights: discuss on very important new results of original research, in general given by a third person, with a view to instruct and to highlight their significance.

    Contributions to all sections are usually written on invitation; however, authors are welcome to submit unsolicited articles. Only manuscripts in English are accepted.

    General editorial inquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, at materials@scichina.org.

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