Sustainable Materials and Technologies (SM&T) is an international, cross-disciplinary journal, published by Elsevier. SM&T publishes original full-length research articles and reviews in applied or fundamental science of nano-, micro-, meso-, and macro-scale aspects of materials and technologies for sustainable development with special attention to contributions that reduce the knowledge gap between materials and system designs.

Aims and Scope
SM&T acknowledges the interdisciplinary nature of scientific research on sustainable development and covers a broad and wide scope. It provides a scientific platform for physicists, mathematicians, chemists material scientists, engineers and other technical experts to contribute innovative works and combine the different disciplines in Sustainability Science and Technology related to:
• Resource-efficiency optimization (e.g., minimize amount of precious metals in product design)
• Innovative approaches with breakthrough performance for CO2 capture and water purification
• Material recycling and materials recovery from complex products
• Material substitution to enable lower-impact production and/or use (e.g., composites)
• Life cycle analyses of sustainable technologies
• Energy sources for the long term
• Materials performance targets in the context of a system design
• Advanced manufacturing processes with reduced energy, water, and materials footprint

Submissions focusing only on policy/decision making or economic aspects are unsuitable to SM&T.

Paper type
There are several options for authors to publish their recent works in SM&T:
Fast track communication: Outstanding short articles reporting novel, recent and interesting works with high impact can benefit from accelerate publication procedure.
Paper: Original scientific articles that are in line with the aims and scope of the journal.
Notes: Brief descriptions of a technique, a small but important experiment or theoretical point, or a novel solution to a commonly encountered problem in sustainable science and technology fall in this category.
Comments and replies: Critiques about a published article which should not be more than 500words (1 to 2 journal pages). The original authors will be invited to submit a reply.
Invited topical reviews: Intended to summarize an accepted report on a recent development. Invited by the Editorial board and written by experts in related fields.

Editorial board


  • L. Espinal
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, USA
  • L. Gaines
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, USA
  • A. Ku
    National Institute of Clean and low-carbon Energy (NICE), Mountain View, USA

Advisory Editorial Board

  • D. Bauer
    Office of Energy Policy Analysis and Integration, Washington, USA
  • R.S. Berry
    University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • L. Dubois PhD
    BlackPak Inc., San Leandro, USA
  • C.E. Heckle
    Corning Incorporated, New York, USA
  • A.J. Hurd
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA
  • I. Meglinski
    University of Oulu, Oulun Yliopisto, Finland
  • D. Sperling
    University of California, Davis, Davis, USA