Scripta Materialia is a LETTERS journal of Acta Materialia, providing a forum for the rapid publication of short communications on the relationship between the structure and the properties of inorganic materials. The emphasis is on originality rather than incremental research. Short reports on the development of materials with novel or substantially improved properties are also welcomed. Emphasis is on either the functional or mechanical behavior of metals, ceramics and semiconductors at all length scales.

The following aspects are of particular interest:

(i) discovery or development of new materials with novel functional or mechanical properties of potential engineering interests;

(ii) characterization of the structure and chemistry of materials for understanding the properties;

(iii) cutting-edge experiments and theory for understanding structure-property relationships;

(iv) novelty in simulation and modeling in the context of understanding properties, preferably combined with experimental verification;

(v) elucidation of the mechanisms involved in the synthesis and processing of materials as a route to the elucidation of properties;

In addition, Scripta Materialia publishes comments on papers published in Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia. The journal also publishes Viewpoint Sets, which are a collection of invited short articles focused on topics of current interest within the scope of the journal and coordinated by invited guest editors.

Authors wishing to download the journal's Latex bibliography file, may do so below.

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Editorial board

Coordinating Editor

  • Professor S. Mahajan
    Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, California, USA

Principal Editor

  • K. Hono
    National Institute of Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, 305-0047, Tsukuba, Japan


  • Dr. H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia
    Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, England, UK, Fax: +44 1223 334567
  • Professor J.T.M. De Hosson
    Dept. of Applied Physics, Zernike Inst. for Advanced Materials, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Nijenborgh 18, 9747 AG, Groningen, Netherlands, Fax: +31 50 3634898
  • Professor N. J. Kim
    Graduate Inst. of Ferrous Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology, San 31 Hyoja-Dong, Nam-Gu, Pohang, 790-784, Gyeongbuk, South Korea, Fax: +82-54-279-5887
  • Professor S.H. Risbud
    Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, California, USA, Fax: +1 530 752 1031
  • Professor N.P. Padture
    School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, Rhode Island, USA, Fax: (401)863-9025
  • Dr. I. Beyerlein
    Theoretical Div., Los Alamos National Laboratory, T-3 MS B216, Los Alamos, NM 87545, New Mexico, USA
  • Professor U. Ramamurty
    Dept. of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, C.V. Raman Avenue, 560012, Bangalore, India, Fax: +91 80-2360-0472
  • Professor L. Lu
    Inst. of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, 110016, Shenyang, China, Fax: +1-858-534-5698

The Board of Governors of Scripta Materialia

  • Dr. J. Ågren
  • Professor K.S. Anseth
  • Dr. E. Cole, Jr.
  • Dr. A.J. Coury
  • Professor G. Dehm
  • Professor A. Deschamps
  • Dr. G. Gray, III
  • Professor C. Hansson
  • Em. Professor W. Kurz
  • Professor S. Mahajan
  • Professor T. Ohji
  • Dr. G.B. Olson
  • Professor J.A Schneider
  • Dr. M. Singh
  • Professor G.W. Warren