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 (excepting catalysis combined with microstructural analysis or further materials properties) 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


  • Ludwig Schultz
    Dresden University of Technology Institute for Materials Science, Germany

Senior Editors

  • Livio Battezzati
    University of Turin Department of Chemistry, Torino, Italy
  • Jurgen Buschow
    University of Amsterdam Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • Eiji Abe
    The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering Faculty of Engineering Department of Materials Engineering, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, 113-865, Bunkyo-Ku, Japan
  • Mehmet Acet
    University of Duisburg-Essen Faculty of Physics, Duisburg, Germany
  • Jennifer Aitken
    Duquesne University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 600 Forbes Avenue, 308 Mellon Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15282, United States
  • Na Chen
    Tsinghua University School of Materials Science and Engineering, 100084, Beijing, China
  • Yuan Chen
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, 2006, New South Wales, Australia
  • Lawrence Cook
    Catholic University of America Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 620 Michigan Ave., Washington, District of Columbia, 20064, United States
  • Daria Drozdenko
    Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Department of Physics of Materials, 3 Ke Karlovu, 121 16, Praha, Czech Republic
  • 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
    TU Wien Institute of Solid State Physics, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10, 1040, Wien, Austria
  • Thiagarajan Gnanasekaran
    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,Kalpakkam, 603102, Kalpakkam, India
  • 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
  • Li Jin
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Materials Science and Engineering, 1954 Hua Shan Road, 2000030, Shanghai, China
  • Yongchang Liu
    Tianjin University, 300072, Tianjin, China
  • Nicoleta Lupu
    National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics, Mangeron Av 47, 6600, Iaşi, Romania
  • Valmor Mastelaro
    University of Sao Paulo Campus of Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • BS Murty
    Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, IITH Main Road, Near NH-65, Sangareddy, 502285, Kandi, India
  • Hongge Pan
    Zhejiang University School of Materials Science and Engineering, 38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou, China
  • Vitalij Pecharsky
    lowa State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ames, Iowa, IA 50011-3020, United States
  • Hari Srikanth
    University of South Florida Department of Physics, 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, Florida, FL 33620, 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
    Lomonosov Moscow State University Department of Low-Temperature Physics and Superconductivity, Leninskie Gory 1, 119991, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • Mingzhong Wu
    Colorado State University Department of Physics, 1875 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, Colorado, CO 80523, United States
  • 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 Editor

  • Guenter Fuchs
    IFW Dresden Institute for Metallic Materials, Dresden, Germany

Editorial Advisory Board

  • G. Adachi
    Osaka, Japan
  • 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
  • C. Gomez Polo
    Pamplona, Spain
  • 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
    Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
  • W. Prellier
    Caen, France
  • K. Z. Rožman
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 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