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
  • Building materials
  • Catalysis
  • Composites
  • Computational materials science
  • Ceramics and glasses
  • Energy Materials
  • Engineering applications
  • Materials characterization
  • Materials data science & Artificial Intelligence
  • 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.

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