Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

MATERIALS RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS is publishing and communicating research works, scientific results as well as emerging ideas and innovations in the field of materials and metallurgical engineering. The journal covers the following topics, but not limited to:

- Additive manufacturing/3D printing

- Biomaterials and biomedical applications

- Functionally graded and (nano) composite materials and polymers

- Failure analysis and corrosion  

- Innovative materials and structures

- Innovation in materials and processes

- Materials simulations and computational intelligence in material research

- Metallurgy, extractive metallurgy, forming processes and design

- Non-destructive evaluations and inverse techniques

- Smart materials, materials for energy and other innovative material applications

- Metamaterials


Section Policies

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Research articles submitted to MATERIALS RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS are peer-reviewed. Each paper will be checked for any potential plagiarism using iThenticate software and subjected to peer review.  In addition, submitted papers must not be currently under review in any other journal and have not been previously published. All papers must be written clearly in English following this journal TEMPLATE.  


Publication Frequency

MATERIALS RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS regularly publishes one volume each year. Each volume constains of 2 issues. Each issue publishes 5 articles.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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