Although each regular issue of JMR covers a wide range of materials research topics, special Focus Issues devoted entirely or in part to a single topic are published several times a year. These Focus Issues allow the journal to provide a comprehensive look at the current research in a particular area of interest to JMR readers.
Call for Papers
Focus issue: Early Career Scholars in Materials Science 2019
Submission deadline: June 1, 2018
This fourth Annual Issue invites full length research and review articles by materials researchers, who have completed their Ph.D but not yet achieved full professorship at the time of submission, for peer review and publication in the January 2019 issue.
Focus issue: Understanding Water-Oxide Interfaces to Harness New Processes and Technologies
Submission deadline: July 1, 2018
This JMR Focus Issue will provide readers up-to-date information on the impact of thin water films – and the confinement of related interfaces – on structure, stability, and transformation behavior of oxide materials from different perspectives spanning materials sciences, thermodynamics, catalysis, and geochemistry.
Submission deadline: August 1, 2018
In order to take stock of the advancement on processing and properties of nanostructured HEMs, this Focus Issue will provide the researchers in this rapidly advancing field the present status and future directions.
Focus Issue on Interconnects and Interfaces in Energy Conversion Materials
Submission deadline: September 1, 2018
This JMR Focus Issue will cover advances in the synthesis, processing, and performance of both conventional alloys and unconventional compounds designed for use as electrical interconnects and interfacing materials for these high-temperature energy conversion technologies. Special attention may be given to work relating to experimental and theoretical assessment of the reaction and diffusion kinetics of these interface materials and the volatile, reactive species of energy materials.
Focus Issue on Plasticity and Fracture at the Nanoscales – Advances in In Situ Experimentation Techniques Enabling Novel and Extreme Materials/Nanocomposite Design
Submission deadline: October 1, 2018
This JMR Focus Issue will provide readers up-to-date information on the impact of these recent experimentation capabilities – the ability to observe directly how plasticity and fracture events interact with microstructures at the nanoscale – and how it could affect and enable novel and extreme materials and nanocomposite design.
Focus issue: (Nano)-materials for Biomedical Applications
Submission deadline: November 1, 2018
This JMR Focus Issue is devoted to the latest advances in biomedical nanomaterials, including: (i) different fabrication approaches and applications, (ii) design and characterization of novel biomedical materials and devices as well as their structure-property relationships with biological responses, and (iii) novel (bio)-nanomaterials as potential candidates to integrate multifunctional devices targeting self-assembly materials.
Focus issue: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Size Effects in Materials
Submission deadline: December 1, 2018
This JMR Focus Issue will cover advances in exploring intrinsic and extrinsic size effects in all types of materials by theories, experiments, simulations, and modeling.
Published Focus Issues
The following JMR Focus Issues have been published and are available online to JMR subscribers and subscribing institutions: