Materials & Design to be Open Access from 2019

From January 2019 Materials and Design will become an open access journal. Authors who publish in Materials and Design will be able make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible. Materials and Design authors will pay an article publishing charge (APC), have a choice of license options, and retain copyright to their published work. The APC will be requested after peer review and acceptance and will be required for all accepted articles submitted after 1st November. The APC for Materials and Design is US $2,000 (excluding taxes).

Materials and Design continues with the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.

Materials & Design is a multidisciplinary journal that focuses on topics that investigate the properties of materials that influence or control any practical design. All types of engineering materials are considered, and all scales of processing, analysis and design from nano- and micro-scale devices and systems to large structural components.

Please note: Authors who have submitted papers before 1st November will have their accepted paper published in Materials and Design at no charge. Authors submitting papers after this date will be requested to pay the APC.

For full information on publishing your paper open access in Materials and Design, visit the journal's open access page and guide for authors, or visit our FAQs page.