Journal of Materials Research

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2015 Impact Factor: 1.579

Journal of Materials Research (JMR) is a premier archival materials science journal devoted to publishing new research that demonstrates a significant impact or advance of scientific understanding of interest to the materials research community.

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT—Effective July 1, 2015, MRS members receive a FREE electronic subscription to JMR—access to full text articles from JMR's inception in January 1986 to the current issue.

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Aims & Scope

Journal of Materials Research (JMR) is a premier archival journal devoted to publishing materials science research that demonstrates a significant scientific advance or understanding in materials science.  The Journal is particularly interested in advanced materials topics involving ceramics, metals, polymers, combinations, and material combinations related to energy, electrical, magnetic, optical, structural properties and related applications.

  • Advanced characterization methods and techniques
  • Computational materials science when coupled with experimentation
  • Fundamental materials science
  • Interfacial science as relates to material process understanding and improvements
  • Material property enhancements through advances in materials processing
  • Material property enhancements through material design (especially Materials Genome related)
  • Material combinations and design that improve system performance
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology

The following topics are outside the scope of JMR—asphalt, concrete, cement, naturally-occurring materials such as clay, minerals, rice husks and traditional materials, and statistically designed experiments—unless a significant improvement in properties or materials science is demonstrated. 

Watch an MRS TV interview from the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting with Gary Messing, editor-in-chief, and Scott Misture, principal editor.

Journal of Materials Research Paper of the Year Award »

The JMR Paper of the Year Award recognizes excellence in advancing materials knowledge through written scholarship. Nominations are due January 20, 2017.

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JMR Focus Issues »

Although each issue of JMR covers a wide range of materials research topics, special focus issues entirely or partly devoted to a single topic are occasionally published. These focus issues allow the journal to provide a comprehensive look at the current research in a particular area of interest to JMR readers.

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JMR Author Instructions »

Complete instructions for authors wishing to submit manuscripts to the Journal of Materials Research, including manuscript submission requirements, instructions on format and figures, publications keywords list and more.

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JMR Editor Information »

Information for Journal of Materials Research editors including Transfer of Copyright Agreement, JMR Policy for Review and Publication of Manuscripts Authored by Editors, MRS Policy on Publication Ethics and Responsibilities and MRS Publications Keyword List.

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Editorial Board and Staff »

This page includes the names of the JMR editor-in-chief, the associate editors for biomaterials, metallic materials and polymers and organic materials, as well as principal editors, as well as the names of MRS staff who work with JMR.

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Journal of Materials Research Advertising »

A premier publication devoted to original research encompassing all aspects of materials science, the Journal of Materials Research (JMR) provides a combination of high-quality peer-reviewed research articles consisting of archival papers, materials communications and reviews. Published semimonthly, JMR provides a consistent level of quality editorial contributions from leaders in the materials research community so you can count on consistent readership and frequent exposures for your advertising message.

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Journal of Materials Research—The Place to Publish Your Best Work »

The Journal of Materials Research (JMR) welcomes manuscripts describing new research that demonstrates a significant impact or advance of scientific understanding of interest to the materials research community.

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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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