Elsevier has a long established reputation for publishing top journals in materials science. Our journals publish high-impact articles across the whole of Materials Science. We publish around 20,000 articles per year across our entire portfolio and work globally with some of the best minds in the field to lead our journals.

The five journals below represent some of the most highly-cited journals in the materials field. Our editorial team dedicates its efforts to not only provide authors with the best peer-review in their areas of expertise but also to ensure that the most exciting content does not go unseen by the community. Below we share with you a list of specially selected articles free to access until 31st December 2016 which presents both fundamental contributions to advancing materials science as well as some of the emerging trends in the field.

Whether you are about to begin new research or are ready to submit a paper, we would be delighted to receive your manuscript.

Nano Today

Nano Today is the international reviews journal for researchers with interests across the whole of nanoscience and technology. Through its unique mixture of authoritative peer-reviewed articles, the latest research news, and information on key developments.  Nano Today provides comprehensive coverage of this exciting and dynamic new field.

Top-cited articles include:

Ultra-small fluorescent metal nanoclusters: Synthesis and biological applications
Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2011, Pages 401-418
Li Shang, Shaojun Dong, G. Ulrich Nienhaus

Designing nanostructured Si anodes for high energy lithium ion batteries
Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2012, Pages 414-429
Hui Wu, Yi Cui

Endocytosis and intracellular transport of nanoparticles: Present knowledge and need for future studies
Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2011, Pages 176-185
Tore Geir Iversen, Tore Skotland, Kirsten Sandvig

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Nano Energy

Nano Energy is the journal where nanoscience & nanotechnology meet energy science the forum of original peer-reviewed contributions in this field. After its launch in 2011 the journal as quickly been recognized as a trusted resource to learn about the newest trends in nanomaterials and nanodevices used in all forms of energy harvesting, conversion, storage, utilization and policy.

Nano Energy provides a comprehensive coverage of the growing field of Energy and Materials by providing articles, reviews, and information on key developments as selected by its expert editors.

Top-cited articles include

Graphene/metal oxide composite electrode materials for energy storage
Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 107-131
Zhong Shuai Wu, Guangmin Zhou, Li Chang Yin, Wencai Ren, Feng Li, Hui Ming Cheng

Flexible triboelectric generator
Volume 1, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 328-334
Feng Ru Fan, Zhong Qun Tian, Zhong Lin Wang

Nanostructured carbon for energy storage and conversion
Volume 1, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 195-220
Stephanie L. Candelaria, Yuyan Shao, Wei Zhou, Xiaolin Li, Jie Xiao, Ji Guang Zhang, Yong Wang, Jun Liu, Jinghong Li, Guozhong Cao

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Energy Storage Materials

Yet to receive its first Impact Factor, Energy Storage Materials is an international multidisciplinary forum for communicating scientific and technological advances in the field of materials for any kind of energy storage.  The journal reports significant new findings related to the formation, fabrication, textures, structures, properties, performances, and technological applications of materials and their devices for energy storage such as Thermal, Electrochemical, Chemical, Electrical, magnetic, and Mechanical Energy Storage.

Top-cited articles include

Multi-functional separator/interlayer system for high-stable lithium-sulfur batteries: Progress and prospects
Volume 1, Issue , November 2015, Pages 127-145
Jia Qi Huang, Qiang Zhang, Fei Wei

Graphene-based materials for electrochemical energy storage devices: Opportunities and challenges
Volume 2, Issue , January 2016, Pages 107-138
Wei Lv, Zhengjie Li, Yaqian Deng, Quan Hong Yang, Feiyu Kang

Graphene materials for lithium-sulfur batteries
Volume 1, Issue , November 2015, Pages 51-73
Mingpeng Yu, Rui Li, Mingmao Wu, Gaoquan Shi

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Applied Materials Today

Applied Materials Today is a multi-disciplinary, rapid-publication journal focused on cutting edge applications of novel materials. Applied Materials Today covers all aspects of materials application, spanning chemistry, physics, engineering, and biology: publishing articles on novel electronic, optical, mechanical, and energy devices, as well as medicine, the environment and the impact on society.

Top-cited articles include

Graphene oxide: The new membrane material
Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 1-12
R. K. Joshi, S. Alwarappan,  M. Yoshimura,  V. Sahajwalla, Y. Nishina

One-pot synthesis of graphene-molybdenum oxide hybrids and their application to supercapacitor electrodes
Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2015, Pages 27-32
Rossella Giardi, Samuele Porro, Teya Topuria, Leslie Thompson, Candido Fabrizio Pirri, Ho Cheol Kim

A 'tile' tale: Hierarchical self-assembly of DNA lattices
Volume 2, Issue , March 2016, Pages 7-16
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran,  Rebecca Zhuo

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Materials Discovery

Materials Discovery is a new multidisciplinary forum for researchers of all disciplines within the materials science community that is designed as scholarly link between the materials sciences and information sciences, and provides the foundation for advancing materials science knowledge by extracting and exploiting information from "big data".

Top-cited articles include

Identification of peptide adsorbates for strong nanoparticle–nanoparticle binding by lattice protein simulations
Volume 1, January 2015, Pages 2-9
Daniel M. Packwood, Kazuto Akagi, Mitsuo Umetsu

Multimodal imaging of harmonophores and application of high content imaging for early cancer detection
Volume 1, January 2015, Pages 10-20
Anuraag Boddupalli, Kaitlin M. Bratlie

Automated, high throughput exploration of process–structure–property relationships using the MapReduce paradigm
Volume 1, January 2015, Pages 21-28
Olga Wodo, Jaroslaw Zola, Balaji Sesha Sarath Pokuri, Pengfei Du, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian

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Benefits to authors

Giving your research the right home is critical to enhance its visibility and thus its chance to make an impact. Here are some of the benefits that publishing through Elsevier will bring.

  • Elsevier carries some of the leading journal titles in the field of materials science. Our journals are all highly cited, international journals. All articles submitted undergo a rigorous peer-review process as part of our commitment to maintaining these journals’ growing reputation for quality.
  • Authors can chose from a range of publishing options, including Open Access.
  • All journals are delivered and indexed on powerful, user-friendly and intuitive online platforms: ScienceDirect, Scopus, and the Health Sciences Periodical Platform.
  • Journals are supported by ORCID and Crossref to ensure maximum visibility for researchers.
  • All journals offer print subscriptions giving your research a permanent hard copy in libraries or on your shelf.

Submit your articles to Nano Today, Nano Energy, Energy Storage Materials, Applied Materials Today and Materials Discovery.