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MRS Communications Now Covered in Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded

February 27, 2013
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Ryan Rebholz
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society
WARRENDALE, PA - The Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press have announced that MRS Communications has been selected for coverage in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded® (SciSearch ®).

The Citation Index recognizes journals of key importance in their subject areas and provides a guide to the essential must-read titles in the field. MRS Communications has also been selected for Thomas Reuters' Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition and Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences®.

Launched in 2011 by the Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press, MRS Communications was the first journal of its kind to establish future directions for the broad materials science community via Prospectives articles. The journal, attracting Open Access and traditional submissions, brings together researchers and professionals from the full range of materials fields, including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering, to identify and report on trends in research.

The inaugural Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications, Peter F. Green, commented on the announcement: "Our goal when we launched MRS Communications was to make it a primary journal for materials researchers around the world-where scientists aspire to publish their best work and where readers expect to first learn about high impact, cutting-edge materials advances. The inclusion in these important citation indexes in less than two years since launch shows how serious we are about that goal."

Simon Ross, Managing Director for Cambridge Journals, added: "We are delighted that MRS Communications has been chosen for coverage in these respected citation indexes, especially in such a short time since we launched the journal with the Materials Research Society. We all had high expectations for the endeavor and this recognition is a welcome milestone reached. We will continue to strive to meet and exceed the expectations of materials researchers across the world."

For further information about MRS Communications, visit journals.cambridge.org/mrc.

Notes for Editors
For further information, to arrange interviews, or request copies of papers, please contact Cambridge University Press Journals Marketing Manager, Joon Won Moon at[email protected]; telephone (+1) 212 337 5941 or Anita B. Miller, Manager of Marketing and Communications for the Materials Research Society at [email protected]; telephone (+1) 724 779 2754.

About MRS Communications
MRS Communications
 publishes high-impact materials research with timeliness and scientific quality in the style of the Materials Research Society. Its editorial policies promote rapid online publication of results and rigorous peer review. Major article types include research letters, Prospectives papers, correspondence and commentaries.

About Cambridge Journals Online 
Cambridge University Press publishes over 300 peer-reviewed journals, including journals published on behalf of over 100 learned societies, which form the latest in research and discovery across a range of topics. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields and together they form one of the most valuable and comprehensive collections of research available today. 

About Cambridge University Press 
Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Its purpose is to further the University's objective of advancing learning, knowledge and research. Its peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 45,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, over 300 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing. 

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of over 13,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans 90 countries, with approximately 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.

MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.

For more information about the Materials Research Society visit mrs.org and follow @Materials_MRS.