Materials Discovery is a new multidisciplinary forum for researchers of all disciplines within the materials science community that is designed as scholarly link between the materials sciences and information sciences, and provides the foundation for advancing materials science knowledge by extracting and exploiting information from "big data".

Materials Discovery aims to promote all aspects of the emerging field of Materials Informatics and the scope includes, but is not limited to, the use of informatics or data intensive experiments and computations as applied to:

  • the discovery and design of new materials and/or microstructures;
  • advancing knowledge and theoretical understanding of materials processes and /or mechanisms governing materials behavior;
  • understanding the nature of data collection and generation in both experimental and computational studies; and
  • methods to aid the analysis and interpretation of data and databases.

We encourage submission of articles where the fundamental issues underlying topics of data measurement, quantification and uncertainty are linked to the interpretation of materials science phenomena and characterization.

Materials Discovery publishes full-length articles, perspective and review articles. The journal supports the open data movement, and is part of the Open Data Pilot ( and encourages authors to make their data available through a repository, and facilitate re-use by making use of the open access journal Data-in-Brief (, for a reduced fee if submitted directly through Materials Discovery.

Editorial board


  • K. Rajan
    University at Buffalo: The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA

Assistant Editor

  • S. R. Broderick
    University at Buffalo: The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

  • E. Busso
    ONERA, Chatillon, France
  • J.R. Chelikowsky
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • S. Curtarolo
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • M.G.E. Gaune-Escard
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Marseille cedex 13, France
  • S. Ghosh
    John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • M.L. Green
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
  • G. Gutierrez
    Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • L.M. Haas
    IBM Corporation, Armonk, New York, USA
  • S. Iwata
    The University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan
  • M. Kotani
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • R. Maboudian
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • M. McKerns
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
  • J. Narayan
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • S. Ranganathan
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • S. Ringer
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • R.O. Ritchie
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • L. Schioler
    National Institute for Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia, USA
  • I. Tanaka
    Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
  • D. Vvendensky
    Imperial College London, London, UK
  • C. Wadia
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA