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Materials (ISSN 1996-1944) is an open access journal publishing spotlights, reviews, original research contributions, and short communications. The scientific community is encouraged to submit the details of both their experimental and theoretical results of any length to Materials. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. With the aim of creating a hub for those members of our scientific community seeking for a well-balanced journal, Materials dedicates a special place for publishing spotlights and reviews.

Materials provides a forum for publishing papers which advance the in-depth understanding of the relationship between structure, properties, and functions of all kinds of materials. It covers all aspects of materials science and engineering including synthesis, structure, mechanical, chemical, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties, as well as their various applications. In addition to regular issues, Materials publishes several Special Issues per year on specific topics.


  • To publish research related to all classes of materials including ceramics, glasses, polymers (plastics), composites, semiconductors, magnetic materials, biological and biomimetics materials, silica, dots, and carbon materials, metals, and alloys from nanoscale to bulk. All kinds of functional materials used for the development of medical implants in medicine and in dentistry, coatings and films, pigments, ionic crystals, covalent crystals, metals, and intermetallics are also considered.
  • To cover all aspects of materials science or materials engineering, including nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • To contribute to the advancement of material characterization techniques such as electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, calorimetry, nuclear microscopy and spectroscopy, laser technology, optical fibers, Rutherford backscattering, and neutron diffraction, among others.
  • To incite fundamental research in condensed matter physics and materials physics, continuum mechanics and statistics, mechanics of materials, tribology (friction, lubrication and wear), solid-state physics, etc.

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