About MRS

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee shall be responsible for the quality of MRS publications and shall provide direction to and review of the society’s print and electronic publications, including journals, books, news, educational and all other publications. It shall oversee general editorial policy, engage in strategic planning and development of the Society’s current and future publications, recommend and work with partner entities where appropriate, and initiate publication focused task forces and subcommittees as deemed necessary by the committee.

Chair: Shefford P. Baker, Cornell University
HQ Liaison: Eileen M. Kiley, MRS Director of Communications

Publications Subcommittees

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Editors Subcommittee

Chair: TBD
HQ Liaison: Eileen M. Kiley, MRS Director of Communications

The Editors Subcommittee shall provide management of editorial processes and ensure quality content in Society publications. This subcommittee will be chaired by a PC member without editorial responsibilities, and will include the editors-in-chief of each publication, including a news editor and educational outreach editor.

MRS Bulletin Editorial Board

Chair: Fiona Meldrum, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
HQ Liaison: Gopal Rao, Editor, MRS Bulletin

The Editorial Board oversees the overall quality of the magazine as well as develop content to deliver timely commentary, news, trends and event listings to keep the materials community apprised of information important to their research and their profession.

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MRS Bulletin Volume Organizers

HQ Liaison: Gopal Rao, Editor, MRS Bulletin

The Volume Organizers work with the editor and the chair of the Editorial Board to develop technical theme topics that capture a snapshot of the state-of-the-art of materials research. They identify leading experts to contribute the overview articles, and they review the articles to ensure that they are useful references for specialists but are also presented at a level understandable to a broad scientific audience.

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JMR Editorial Board

Chair: Gary L. Messing, Editor-in-Chief, The Pennsylvania State University
HQ Liaison: Ellen Kracht, MRS Publications Manager

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MRS Communications Editorial Board

Chair: Peter Green, Editor-in-Chief, University of Michigan
HQ Liaison: Ellen Kracht, MRS Publications Manager

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MRS Communications Advisory Board

HQ Liaison: Ellen Kracht, MRS Publications Manager

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MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal Editorial Board

HQ Liaison: Ellen Kracht, MRS Publications Manager

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MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal Advisory Board

Chair: Alan J. Hurd, Los Alamos National Laboratory
HQ Liaison: Ellen Kracht, MRS Publications Manager

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MRS Advances Editorial Board

Chair: David F. Bahr, Purdue University
HQ Liaison: Ellen Kracht, MRS Publications Manager

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New Publications Products Subcommittee

Chair: Alan J. Hurd, Los Alamos National Laboratory
HQ Liaison: Elizabeth L. Fleischer, Principal Development Editor

The New Publications Products Subcommittee will both incubate new publications products and provide a point of contact for new publications products generated through grassroots suggestions. This subcommittee will assess the new product ideas vs the MRS values and strategic objectives and put these ideas in common form for analysis by the Board of Directors.

Publications Quality Subcommittee

Chair: Robert J. Nemanich, Arizona State University
HQ Liaison: Eileen Kiley, MRS Director of Communications

The Publications Quality Subcommittee will assess and ensure the quality of MRS publications by performing annual audits of the Society’s publications, and will make recommendations about how to improve quality to the Publications Committee Chair and the Board of Directors. This subcommittee will be populated by volunteers not involved with editorial process to ensure independent evaluation.