JMR Author Instructions

Please carefully read all instructions below before submitting a manuscript to JMR. Manuscripts not prepared according to JMR specifications may be returned to the author and may experience significant delays in review and time to publication.

Authors who have read the instructions and are prepared to submit manuscripts may do so at JMR Manuscript Central.

JMR Instructions—Editorial Policy »

JMR publishes new research that demonstrates a significant impact or advance of scientific understanding of interest to the materials research community.  Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they represent original research, except for review articles, and that they have not been copyrighted, published, or submitted for publication elsewhere.

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JMR Instructions - Manuscript Types »

JMR accepts three types of manuscripts:  Articles, which are original research reports that include complete, detailed, self-contained descriptions of research efforts; Review Articles on topics of particular interest to the materials community, and Invited Feature Papers which report leading-edge research presented at MRS Meetings.

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JMR Instructions - Manuscript Submission Requirements »

Detailed instructions for submitting a JMR Manuscript -- including formatting, cover letters, title pages, keywords, preferred reviewers, figures, copyright forms and language editing services.

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JMR Instructions - Figures »

Instructions for figures included with your JMR manuscript submission.  Includes information regarding format, resolution, file size, labels and appearance, captions, figure display in abstract and supplementary material.

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JMR Instructions - Format »

Information regarding style, references, tables, achnowledgments, rights and permissions, and proofs of articles for authors wishing to submit manuscripts to the Journal of Materials Research.

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MRS Policy on Publication Ethics and Responsibilities »

One of the constitutional objectives of the Materials Research Society is to disseminate information relevant to the interest of the materials community. The MRS Bulletin,Journal of Materials Research, MRS Communications, MRS Energy & Sustainability – A Review Journal, and the MRS Symposium Proceedings fulfill part of this mission by publishing the results of original scientific research and overviews of the field. The policy outlined here has been endorsed by MRS to ensure that the information has been generated, processed, and published using the highest ethical standards. 

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MRS Publications Keywords List »

A standardized list of keyword terms used by authors for all MRS publications.

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Transfer of Copyright Agreement »

A Copyright Transfer form must be faxed or e-mailed to the JMR Editorial Office upon manuscript submission.

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