Materials Today Communications (Journal Impact Factor* 1.859, CiteScore 1.98) 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, but which were not suited for publication in those Supporting Journals, may be offered transfer to Materials Today Communications.

Articles offered transfer to Materials Today Communications after peer review may be offered immediate publication 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 Materials Today Communications and the Supporting Journals ensure that all papers are rigorously and fairly assessed.

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.

*Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

**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

Editorial board


  • Frédéric De Geuser
    Grenoble INP, SIMAP, Phelma Campus BP 75X, 1340 rue de la Piscine, 38 402, Saint Martin d’Hères Cedex,, France
  • 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
  • Samuel Humphry-Baker
    Imperial College London Department of Materials, Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ, London, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Houlong Zhuang
    Arizona State University School of Engineering of Matters Transport and Energy, 501 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, Arizona, AZ 85287, United States

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