Materials Today Communications 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 materials, utilizing characterization methods across different length scales to understand the effect of nano-, micro- and macro-structure on mechanical, electronic and chemical 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.

Part of the Materials Today family, Materials Today Communications offers authors rigorous peer review, rapid decisions, and high visibility. The editors welcome comprehensive articles, short communications and reviews on topics including but not limited to:

  • Bioengineering and biomedicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Catalysis
  • Composites
  • Computational materials science
  • Ceramics and glasses
  • Energy Materials
  • Engineering applications
  • Materials characterization
  • Materials degradation
  • Materials synthesis and manufacturing
  • Materials chemistry
  • Metals and alloys
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Polymers and plastics
  • Semiconductor materials

Articles transferred to Materials Today Communications after peer review may be offered immediate publication without additional review. This process is referred to as "Transferred Acceptance" or "Transfer Recommended Accept". Acceptance is provisional and depends on satisfactorily addressing any Editor and/or Referee comments, as judged by the Editors of Materials Today Communications. "Transfer Recommended Accept" cannot be implemented for articles transferred without peer-review comments.

For more information on "Transfer Recommended Accept" and other types of article transfer available within Elsevier's materials science journals, visit https://www.materialstoday.com/article-transfer-service/.

Editorial board

Editor - in - Chief

  • Tomas Martin
    University of Bristol, BS8 1QU, Bristol, United Kingdom

Managing Editor

  • Robert Moran

Editors

  • Rebecca Boston
    The University of Sheffield Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 1 White Hart Corner, Eckington, S1 3JD, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Ana Ferreira-Duarte
    Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Lars Giebeler
    Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, 01069, Dresden, Germany
  • Seong Su Kim
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanguggwahakgisulwon Guseong-Dong, 305-701, Daejeon, South Korea
  • Xiao-Qiang Liu
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Tomas Martin
    University of Bristol, BS8 1QU, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Guillaume Miquelard-Garnier
    Processes and Engineering in Mechanics and Materials, Paris, France
  • Enrico Salvati
    University of Udine, Udine, Italy
  • Ian Teasdale
    Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenbergerstr. 69, 4040, Linz, Austria
  • Janelle P. Wharry
    Purdue University, IN 46202, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
  • Wei Zhai
    National University of Singapore Department of Mechanical Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Houlong Zhuang
    Arizona State University School for Engineering of Matter Transport and Energy, 501 E Tyler Mall, AZ 85287, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

Editorial Board Members

  • Shradha Agarwal
    The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
  • Jiaming Bai
    Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Juan Balach
    National University of Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Anne Campbell
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Materials Science and Technology Division, Enka, North Carolina, United States of America
  • Margarita Darder
    Madrid Institute of Materials Science, Madrid, Spain
  • Amit Das
    Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
  • Mao-Sen Fu
    Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China
  • Amy Gandy
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Mohit Gupta
    Intel Corp, Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
  • Saurabh Kabra
    Science and Technology Facilities Council, Swindon, United Kingdom
  • Deepak Kalaskar
    University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Huanglong Li
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • QianQian Li
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Verena Maier-Kiener
    University of Mining Leoben, Leoben, Austria
  • Colleen Mann
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Clara Mattu
    Polytechnic of Turin, Torino, Italy
  • Gaurav Mohanty
    Tampere University of Technology Department of Materials Science, Tampere, Finland
  • Marloes Peeters
    Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Alejandro Presa-Soto
    University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
  • Theresa Schoetz
    The City College of New York, New York, New York, United States of America
  • Matteo Seita
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • Adriana C. Serquis
    Balseiro Institute, San Carlos De Bariloche, Argentina
  • Peng Song
    Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China
  • Xu Song
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Heloise Therien-Aubin
    Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Pan Wang
    Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Innovis, Singapore
  • Natalie Wint
    Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Hui (Claire) Xiong
    Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, United States of America
  • Baicheng Zhang
    University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China

Supporting Journals


The following journals are able to transfer manuscripts to Materials Today Communications.

  • Applied Materials Today
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-materials-today/editorial-board
  • Biomaterials
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/biomaterials/editorial-board
  • Carbon
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/carbon/editorial-board
  • Cement and Concrete Research
    Link to Editorial Board - http://www.journals.elsevier.com/cement-and-concrete-research/editorial-board/
  • Composites Part B: Engineering
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/composites-part-b-engineering/editorial-board
  • Composites Science and Technology
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/composites-science-and-technology/editorial-board
  • Composite Structures
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/composite-structures/editorial-board
  • Computational Materials Science
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computational-materials-science/editorial-board
  • Corrosion Science
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/corrosion-science/editorial-board
  • Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science
    Link to Editorial Board - http://www.journals.elsevier.com/current-opinion-in-solid-state-and-materials-science/editorial-board/
  • Diamond and Related Materials
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/diamond-and-related-materials/editorial-board
  • European Polymer Journal
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/european-polymer-journal/editorial-board
  • Journal of Alloys and Compounds
    Link to Editorial Board - http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-alloys-and-compounds/editorial-board/
  • Materials Characterization
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-characterization/editorial-board
  • Materials & Design
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-and-design/editorial-board
  • Materials Letters
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-letters/editorial-board
  • Materials Science and Engineering: A
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-science-and-engineering-a/editorial-board
  • Materials Science and Engineering: B
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-science-and-engineering-b/editorial-board
  • Materials Science and Engineering: C
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-science-and-engineering-c/editorial-board
  • Materials Today
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-today/editorial-board
  • Materials Today Chemistry
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-today-chemistry/editorial-board
  • Materials Today Energy
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-today-energy/editorial-board
  • Materials Today Nano
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-today-nano/editorial-board
  • Materials Today Physics
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-today-physics/editorial-board
  • Nano Today
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/nano-today/editorial-board
  • Polymer
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/polymer/editorial-board
  • Polymer Degradation and Stability
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/polymer-degradation-and-stability/editorial-board
  • Polymer Testing
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/polymer-testing/editorial-board
  • Progress in Organic Coatings
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/progress-in-organic-coatings/editorial-board
  • Reactive and Functional Polymers
    Link to Editorial Board - https://www.journals.elsevier.com/reactive-and-functional-polymers/editorial-board