General Perspective

- The Journal of Alloys and Compounds is an international peer-reviewed medium for the publication of work on materials comprising compounds as well as alloys. Its great strength lies in the diversity of disciplines which it encompasses, drawing together results from materials science, physical metallurgy, solid-state chemistry and physics. The interdisciplinary nature of the journal is evident in many subject areas. Experimental and theoretical approaches to materials problems require an active interplay between a variety of traditional and novel scientific disciplines.

- The journal will not consider topics on liquid alloys, traditional steel, wear, creep, welding and joining, organic materials and polymers, coordination chemistry, ionic liquids, catalysis and biochemistry; it will not consider papers reporting only syntheses without any properties, purely computational papers without sufficient experimental validation, CALPHAD papers without regard to experimental observations. The submission of papers on technology of materials and processing is not encouraged. First principle calculations can only be accepted, if the system has already been proven in experiment or if this is required for a dedicated application. Technical reports will not be accepted.

- The work published in the journal should comprise studies on synthesis and structure combined with investigations of chemical and physical properties of alloys and compounds, contributing to the development of areas of current scientific interest.

- Papers submitted for publication should contain new experimental or theoretical results and their interpretation. The Journal of Alloys and Compounds provides a unique international forum where materials scientists, chemists and physicists can present their results both to researchers in their own fields and to others active in related areas.

Editorial board


  • L. Schultz
    Technische Universitat Dresden DRESDEN-concept e V, Germany


  • Eiji Abe
    The University of Tokyo, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, 113-865, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jennifer Aitken
    Duquesne University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 600 Forbes Avenue, 308 Mellon Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15282, United States
  • Livio Battezzati
    University of Turin Department of Chemistry, via Pietro Giuria 7, 10126, Torino, Italy
  • Jurgen Buschow
    University of Amsterdam Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, Postbus 94485, 1098 XH, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Lawrence Cook
    Catholic University of America, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, 620 Michigan Ave., Washington, Washington, 20064, United States
  • Dmitry G. Eskin
    Brunel University Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology, UB8 3PH, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
  • Huiqing Fan
    Northwestern Polytechnical University School of Materials Science and Engineering, 127 Youyixilu, 710072, Xian, China
  • Josef Fidler
    Technische Universität Wien, Inst. of Solid State Physics, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10, 1040, Wien, Austria
  • Thiagarajan Gnanasekaran
    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, 603102, Kalpakkam, India
  • Cristina Gomez Polo
    Universidad Pública de Navarra, Depto. de Física, Campus de Arrosadia, E-31006, Pamplona, Spain
  • Jean-Marc Greneche
    Institute of Molecules and Materials le Mans, 72085, Le Mans, France
  • Mohamed Henini
    University of Nottingham School of Physics and Astronomy, University Park, NG7 2RD, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Jacques Huot
    University of Quebec in Trois Rivieres Hydrogen Research Institute, 3351 Boulevard Des Forges (P.O. Box 500), Trois Rivieres, G9A 5H7, Quebec, Canada
  • Yongchang Liu
    Tianjin University, 300072, Tianjin, China
  • Valmor Mastelaro
    University of Sao Paulo Campus of Sao Carlos, Av Trabalhador Sãocarlense 400, CEP 13560-350, São Carlos, Brazil
  • Dimitris Niarchos
    Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Aghia Paraskevi, 15310, Athens, Greece
  • Hongge Pan
    Zhejiang University School of Materials Science and Engineering, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou, China
  • Vitalij Pecharsky
    lowa State University, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Ames, Iowa, IA 50011-3020, United States
  • Wieslaw Strek
    W Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna str. 2, 50-422, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Isabel Van Driessche
    Ghent University Department of Chemistry, Krijgslaan 281 (Building S3), 9000, Gent, Belgium
  • Olga Volkova
    M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Fac. of Physics; Low temperature Physics and Superconductivity Dept., Leninskie Gory 1, 119991, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Renbing Wu
    Fudan University Department of Material Science, 200433, Shanghai, China
  • Xuezhang Xiao
    Zhejiang University School of Materials Science and Engineering, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou, China
  • Volodymyr Yartys
    Institute for Energy Technology, 2027, Kjeller, Norway

Assistant Editors

  • Guenter Fuchs
    IFW Dresden Institute for Metallic Materials, Dresden, Germany
  • Thomas G. Woodcock
    IFW Dresden Institute for Metallic Materials, Dresden, Germany

Editorial Advisory Board

  • G.-Y. Adachi
  • A.V. Andreev
    Praha, Czech Republic
  • A. Dahle
    Jonkoping, Sweden
  • F.J. Di Salvo
    Ithaca, New York, United States
  • T.B. Flanagan
    Burlington, Vermont, United States
  • V.G. Harris
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • D.C. Johnson
    Eugene, Oregon, United States
  • H. Kleinke
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • E.J. Mittermeijer
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Y. Mozharivskyj
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • R. Nesper
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • E. Peterson
  • W. Prellier
    Caen Cedex, France
  • H. Sakaguchi
    Tottori, Japan
  • H. Sato
    Tokyo, Japan
  • O.N. Senkov
    Dayton, Ohio, United States
  • K. Suzuki
    Sendai, Japan
  • T. Takabatake
    Higashihiroshima, Japan
  • T. Yamase
    Yokohama, Japan
  • C.-L. Yeh
    Taichung, Taiwan