Materials & Design is excited to announce a new content type for the journal, Materials & Design Express Papers.

Express articles contain short communications of particularly timely, innovative and exciting developments in materials science, engineering and design, usually of experimental nature. They must be extremely concise (not exceeding 1000 words) and contain a single illustrative image (Graphical Abstract) that tells the story in a clear and visually striking way.

They aim to educate a reader on a specific advance in a concise and easily digestible way.

Express articles can only be submitted upon the invitation by the Editor-in-Chief - if you have not had prior communication with the EiC on this subject, please contact him directly.

Express articles will be given a quick peer review and published online a special section of the journal as soon as they are published.

To see the first Express Article, “Operando observation of the Taylor cone during electrospinning by multiple synchrotron X-ray techniques”, please visit this link:

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