Materials Today Communications is a primary research journal covering all areas of materials science. The journal offers the materials community an innovative, efficient and flexible route for the publication of original research which has not found the right home on first submission.

New articles should not be submitted to Materials Today Communications directly. Articles submitted to Supporting Journals, which have been subject to peer-review and found to meet the standards of the Supporting Journal Editors and Referees - but which were considered unsuitable for publication in those Supporting Journals - may be offered publication in Materials Today Communications without additional review*. Rapid publication of accepted articles is achieved using article-based, online publishing to ensure each paper is visible to the community as quickly as possible. Highly experienced editorial teams from across the Supporting Journals, ensure that all papers are rigorously and fairly peer-reviewed.

Materials Today Communications publishes original research papers of any length, and follows a hybrid publication model, providing authors with the option to publish their papers Open Access for a fee or freely via the subscription route.

For more information on "Transferred Acceptance" and other types of article transfer available within Elsevier's materials science journals, visit

[*This process is referred to as "Transferred Acceptance". Acceptance is provisional and depends on satisfactorily addressing Editor and Referee comments, as judged by the Managing Editors of Materials Today Communications. Articles transferred without peer-review comments will be rejected.]

Editorial board


  • Frédéric De Geuser
    SIMAP, Grenoble INP, Phelma Campus BP 75X, 1340 rue de la Piscine, 38 402, Saint Martin d’Hères Cedex, , France
  • Lars Giebeler
    Leibniz Institute for Solid State & Materials Research Dresden (IFW), Helmholtzstr. 20, D-01069, Dresden, Germany
  • Samuel Humphry-Baker
    Dept. of Materials, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ, London, England, UK
  • Tomas Martin
    Dept. of Materials, University of Oxford, 16 Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PH, UK
  • Guillaume Miquelard-Garnier
    PIMM lab, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 151 boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013, Paris, France

Supporting Journals

The following journals are able to transfer manuscripts to Materials Today Communications. Materials Today Communications is currently not open for direct submissions.

  • Applied Materials Today - editorial board
  • Biomaterials - editorial board
  • Carbon - editorial board
  • Cement and Concrete Research - editorial board
  • Composites Part B - editorial board
  • Composites Science and Technology - editorial board
  • Composite Structures - editorial board
  • Computational Materials Science - editorial board
  • Corrosion Science - editorial board
  • Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science - editorial board
  • Diamond and Related Materials - editorial board
  • European Polymer - editorial board
  • Journal of Alloys and Compounds - editorial board
  • Materials Characterization - editorial board
  • Materials & Design - editorial board
  • Materials Letters - editorial board
  • Materials Science and Engineering: A - editorial board
  • Materials Science and Engineering: B - editorial board
  • Materials Science and Engineering: C - editorial board
  • Materials Today - editorial board
  • Materials Today Chemistry - editorial board
  • Materials Today Energy - editorial board
  • Materials Today Nano - editorial board
  • Materials Today Physics - editorial board
  • Nano Today - editorial board
  • Polymer - editorial board
  • Polymer Degradation and Stability - editorial board
  • Polymer Testing - editorial board
  • Progress in Organic Coatings - editorial board
  • Reactive and Functional Polymers - editorial board