Are you interested in becoming an assistant journal editor? Materials Today Communications is looking to appoint a new section editor to the team...

Materials Today Communication is a broad scope, multi-disciplinary, rapid-publication journal focused on sound science. Materials are an essential component of every industry and underpin the technologies used in daily life across society. Materials science is an ever expanding and evolving multi-disciplinary field, encompassing aspects of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and mathematics. Materials science focusses on understanding the structure-property relationship for systems utilizing characterization methods across different time and length scales to understand the effect of nano-, micro- and macro-structure on mechanical, electronic, chemical, catalytic, magnetic, etc. properties, and applying new and existing techniques to manufacture materials with properties and applications capable of meeting the challenges society faces now and in the future. Materials Today Communications covers all aspects of materials science, publishing sound science articles on materials research.

Materials Today Communications is seeking to appoint a new assistant editor with a solid scientific background in materials science to the editorial team. 

The Assistant Editors will be responsible for pre-screening manuscripts based on the journal’s aims and scope, scientific language, and ethics in publishing, before assigning them to one of the section editors. The workload estimation is on average 1 to 1.5 hours per day, depending on incoming submission numbers. As a young journal, we place particular importance on maintaining a rapid turnaround time, and currently papers which go out for peer review receive a first decision in 5-6 weeks, though we would like to further improve on this without compromising on the quality of the feedback provided. 

This is an exciting time to join a journal in a crucial period of development, and the appointed assistant editor will have a significant opportunity to inform the development and growth of the journal.

An honorarium is provided.

Candidate requirements:
- PhD in related discipline (essential)
- Publication experience in mid to top tier journals (essential)
- Significant reviewing experience for mid to top tier journals (essential)
- Good communication skills and excellent written and spoken English (essential)
- Reviewer experience (essential)
- Editorial experience (desirable)

To apply, please send a copy of your CV (please ensure this includes your ORCID ID) and a short statement of motivation outlining your fit for the role to the publisher, Dr. Daniel Staemmler at, with the subject line ‘MTCOMM: Assistant Editor Application’. The deadline for applications is 20th August 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an informal interview at a mutually convenient date, before 17th September