Materials Today Communications (Journal Impact Factor 2.678; CiteScore 2.8) is a primary research journal covering all areas of materials science. The journal offers the materials community a fast, innovative, efficient and flexible route for the publication of original research and reviews.

Highly experienced editorial teams from Materials Today Communications and the Supporting Journals ensure that all papers are rigorously and fairly assessed; providing rapid publication and high visibility of scientifically robust work.

Part of the Materials Today family, Materials Today Communications publishes original research papers and reviews of any length, and follows a hybrid publication model, providing authors with the option to publish their papers open access for a fee, or publish for free via the subscription route.

Articles transferred to Materials Today Communications after peer review may be offered immediate publication without additional review**.

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**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.

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Editorial board

Managing Editor

  • Robert Moran
    Please address all correspondence to the Managing Editor


  • 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, 01069, Dresden, Germany
  • Seong S. Kim
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanguggwahakgisulwon Guseong-Dong, 305-701, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • Xiao-Qiang Liu
    Zhejiang University School of Materials Science and Engineering, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou, China
  • Alexander Lunt
    University of Bath Department of Mechanical Engineering, Claverton Down, BA2 7AY, Bath, United Kingdom
  • Tomas Martin
    University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Guillaume Miquelard-Garnier
    Arts and Crafts ParisTech, 75013, Paris, France
  • Ian Teasdale
    Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute of Polymer Chemistry, Altenbergerstraße, A-4040, Linz, Austria
  • Janelle P. Wharry
    Purdue University College of Engineering, Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907, United States
  • Wei Zhai
    National University of Singapore Department of Mechanical Engineering, Singapore
  • Houlong Zhuang
    Arizona State University School for Engineering of Matter Transport and Energy, 501 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, Arizona, AZ 85287, United States

Editorial Board Members

  • Shradha Agarwal
    The University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Jiaming Bai
    Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
  • Juan Balach
    National University of Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Anne Campbell
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
  • Margarita Darder
    Madrid Institute of Materials Science, Madrid, Spain
  • Amit Das
    Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
  • Mao-Sen Fu
    Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China
  • Amy Gandy
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Mohit Gupta
    Intel, United States
  • 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, Austria
  • Colleen Mann
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Clara Mattu
    Polytechnic of Turin, Torino, Italy
  • Gaurav Mohanty
    Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
  • Marloes Peeters
    Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Theresa Schoetz
    University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • 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, Hong Kong
  • Alejandro Presa Soto
    University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
  • Heloise Therien-Aubin
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • 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
  • Baicheng Zhang
    University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China

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
  • Composite Structures - editorial board
  • Composites Part B - editorial board
  • Composites Science and Technology - 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 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 Chemistry - editorial board
  • Materials Today Energy - editorial board
  • Materials Today Nano - editorial board
  • Materials Today Physics - editorial board
  • Materials Today - editorial board
  • Materials & Design - editorial board
  • Nano Today - editorial board
  • Polymer Degradation and Stability - editorial board
  • Polymer Testing - editorial board
  • Polymer - editorial board
  • Progress in Organic Coatings - editorial board
  • Reactive and Functional Polymers - editorial board