Scripta Materialia is a LETTERS journal of Acta Materialia, providing a forum for the rapid publication of short communications on the relationship between the structure and the properties of inorganic materials. The emphasis is on originality rather than incremental research. Short reports on the development of materials with novel or substantially improved properties are also welcomed. Emphasis is on either the functional or mechanical behavior of metals, ceramics and semiconductors at all length scales.

The following aspects are of particular interest:

(i) discovery or development of new materials with novel functional or mechanical properties of potential engineering interests;

(ii) characterization of the structure and chemistry of materials for understanding the properties;

(iii) cutting-edge experiments and theory for understanding structure-property relationships;

(iv) novelty in simulation and modeling in the context of understanding properties, preferably combined with experimental verification;

(v) elucidation of the mechanisms involved in the synthesis and processing of materials as a route to the elucidation of properties;

In addition, Scripta Materialia publishes comments on papers published in Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia. The journal also publishes Viewpoint Sets, which are a collection of invited short articles focused on topics of current interest within the scope of the journal and coordinated by invited guest editors.

Authors wishing to download the journal's Latex bibliography file, may do so below.

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Editorial board

Coordinating Editor

  • Professor C. A. Schuh
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Principal Editor

  • Professor K. Hono
    National Institute of Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, 305-0047, Tsukuba, Japan


  • Professor I. J. Beyerlein
    Mechanical Engineering, Materials Depts., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2326 Engineering II, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070, USA
  • Professor J. T. M. De Hosson
    Dept. of Applied Physics, Zernike Inst. for Advanced Materials, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Nijenborgh 18, 9747 AG, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Professor T. Furuhara
    Inst. for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, 980-8577, Aoba, Sendai, Japan
  • Professor C. Hutchinson
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Clayton Campus, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800, Victoria, Australia
  • Professor N. J. Kim
    Graduate Inst. of Ferrous Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology, San 31 Hyoja-Dong, Nam-Gu, Pohang, 790-784, Gyeongbuk, South Korea
  • Professor L. Lu
    Inst. of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, 110016, Shenyang, China
  • Professor N. P. Padture
    School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
  • Professor U. Ramamurty
    School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, North Spine, #N3.2-02-05, Singapore 639798
  • Professor S. H. Risbud
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
  • Professor D. Rodney
    Institut Lumière Matière, Institut Lumière Matière, Université de Lyon, Lyon Tech-La Doua, Bâtiment Brillouin, 6 rue Ada B, 69622, Villeurbanne, France

The Board of Governors of Scripta Materialia

  • Dr. J. Ågren
  • Dr. H. Ai
  • Professor K. S. Anseth
  • Dr. E. Cole, Jr.
  • Dr. A. J. Coury
  • Professor G. Dehm
  • Professor A. Deschamps
  • Dr. G. T. Gray, III
  • Professor C. Hansson
  • Professor T. Ohji
  • Dr. G. B. Olson
  • Professor J. A. Schneider
  • Professor C. A. Schuh
  • Dr. M. Singh
  • Professor G. W. Warren