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MRS Press Release

Materials Research Society and Springer Nature Enter Publishing Alliance

January 01, 2021
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Ryan Rebholz
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society

All journals and books in the MRS portfolio will be published in partnership
with Springer Nature from January 2021

WARRENDALE, PA ǀ NEW YORK, NY The Materials Research Society (MRS) and Springer Nature have signed a strategic new publishing agreement that will come into effect starting on January 1, 2021. At that time, the two organizations will partner to publish all five journals in the MRS portfolio—MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research (JMR), MRS Communications, MRS Energy & Sustainability, and MRS Advances—as well as books. In addition, Springer Nature will host the archived content of the long-standing MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL) and the MRS Internet Journal of Nitride Semiconductor Research (MIJ-NSR).

Overall, this new alliance will build on the strong brands and reputations of both organizations, and expand the boundaries of the traditional publisher-society relationship. MRS boasts a 47-year reputation as a leader in disseminating innovative, high quality, interdisciplinary materials research through its publications and meetings. The experience and expertise Springer Nature brings in the strategic development of society journals will ensure that the very best content and offerings in materials science and engineering reach the relevant communities worldwide.

Matt Copel, President of MRS, said: “It is with great pleasure that we join with our colleagues at Springer Nature in this publications alliance. We are excited by the enthusiasm for this cooperative relationship, with the potential for benefits to MRS that reach beyond traditional journal offerings. This alliance will allow MRS to better serve its members and the materials community, and will advance its mission and strategic aspiration to engage members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation.”

Alison Mitchell, Chief Journals Officer at Springer Nature, said: “Springer Nature is delighted to partner with MRS to advance its mission to promote communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. Springer Nature offers a rich, varied and successful materials science program that well complements the MRS portfolio, and we look forward to a highly cooperative and mutually beneficial alliance that will serve MRS members and the wider materials research community. I am personally excited and immensely proud to welcome MRS to Springer Nature.”

For nearly a decade, Cambridge University Press has been a valued partner to MRS. Together they have launched three new journals, several book series, and expanded the portfolio on a global scale. MRS looks forward to continued development of its journal portfolio in collaboration with Cambridge throughout 2020.


About Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading research, educational and professional publisher, providing quality content to our communities through a range of innovative platforms, products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people – helping researchers, students, teachers and professionals to discover, learn and achieve more. Through our family of brands, we aim to serve and support the research, education and professional communities by putting them at the heart of all we do, delivering the highest possible standards in content and technology, and helping shape the future of publishing for their benefit and for society overall. Visit: springernature.com/group and follow @SpringerNature.


Anita B. Miller
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Materials Research Society
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Elizabeth Hawkins
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Springer Nature
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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.