This inaugural issue of the Materials Discovery Journal (MDJ) brings together a set of papers that represent the full scale of diversity in the modalities of materials science and engineering research; ranging from computational to experimental work; from inorganic to biological materials systems and from perspectives at the atomistic and molecular scales behavior to macro-scale engineering performance. Along with this cross-cutting taxonomy of contributions, all the papers address some aspect of data analytics and information science in a novel and unique way. These papers also capture the range in the genres of manuscripts MDJ is seeking to publish, from critical reviews to papers presenting new advances in original research.

This article originally appeared in Materials Discovery1, 2015, Pages 1.