Welcome to this month's issue of Materials Today. Over the course of my last two editorials I’ve come to indicate some changes for Materials Today are underway. Assuming I’ve managed to get my timings just right, by the time this issue is published the next of those changes should be apparent, and www.MaterialsToday.com should have a whole new look, feel (and most importantly) new functionality. If you’re reading this in print, on ScienceDirect or as a pdf I encourage you to head over to the website now; it's OK, I can wait…

The two biggest differences to the site are in how you access content. You’ll now be able to filter all the content at a sub-discipline level. If you’re only interested in Biomaterials, just hit ‘Biomaterials’. If you’re interested in materials chemistry, tap ‘Materials Chemistry’. The second major difference sees all members content located behind a single registration page. Just register for your free Materials Today account once, and you’ll be able to access all the webinars, whitepapers, featured articles, take part in surveys and competitions, submit abstracts, comment on articles, and more…

In addition, the new website now runs seamlessly on all devices – from desktop, to tablet, to phone – so you’ll be able to catch up on the latest developments in materials science wherever you are.

Some of the content has been moved around – you’ll now find Virtual Conferences alongside Webinars; whitepapers and specially selected articles from journals in the MT family can now be found under Features; blogs are now listed in the Comments section; but it's all still there – along with industry developments in the Product page, and information from journals in the Materials Today family.

But rather than have me explain the website, take a look and let us know what you think.

Kicking off this issue of Materials Today, Amir Zadpoor takes a look at how the field of biomaterials has evolved over the last 10 years in this month's Comment. Continuing the bio theme, in our first review, Robert Kane and Peter X. Ma discuss mimicking the nanostructure of bone matrix to regenerate bone. Next, Franky So and colleagues take a look at the properties of the interlayer for organic photovoltaics and how effects on the efficiency of OPV cells. Xiaogang Qu et al. consder recent advances in graphene quantum dots for electronic, photoluminescence, electrochemical and electrochemiluminescence sensors. Amit Misra and co-workers examine radiation damage tolerant nanomaterials and present an approach for processing bulk nanocomposites containing interfaces that are stable under irradia-tion. Finally, the exotic fern-like morphologies on this month's cover are discussed by Harale et al. in our regular Uncovered feature.

Until next time, we hope you enjoy this issue of Materials Today.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2013.10.021