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 on Porous Carbon and Carbonaceous Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
Submission deadline: October 1, 2017
This JMR Focus Issue will present a broad range of topics covering the synthesis, characterization and applications of porous carbon and carbonaceous materials. Both original research articles and reviews dedicated to the demonstration of the versatile roles of these materials in energy conversion and storage will be considered.
Focus Issue on Wide Energy Gap Semiconductors: Material Issues and Device Implications
Submission deadline: November 1, 2017
This JMR This Focus Issue will present results corresponding to both traditional wide energy gap semiconductors, and some of more recent interest. An emphasis will be placed on the material properties of these semiconductors, and the role that such properties play in defining the range of device applications possible.
Focus Issue on Stabilization of organic electronic materials and devices
Submission deadline: December 1, 2017
This Focus Issue will address both mechanistic aspects that determine the lifetime of materials and devices as well as future strategies with practical relevance for increasing the lifespan and reliability of organic electronics.
Focus Issue on Soft Magnetic Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
Submission deadline: January 1, 2018
This JMR Focus Issue will include the latest research on soft magnetic materials for next-generation power electronics, as well as in electrical machines, and coverage of advanced characterization techniques that will be vital to understanding both the nanostructure and dynamical properties in soft magnetic materials.
Focus Issue on 3D Printing of Biomaterials
Submission deadline: February 1, 2018
This Focus Issue will capture the perspectives of professionals from different disciplines including science, engineering, and medicine towards application of 3D printing in biomaterials.
Focus Issue on Interconnect and Interface Materials for High-Temperature Energy Conversion Technologies
Submission deadline: February 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 Fundamental Understanding and Applications of High-Entropy Alloys
Submission deadline: March 1, 2018
This JMR Focus Issue will provide readers up-to-date information on high-entropy alloys regarding their fundamentals (e.g., formation, thermodynamics, kinetics, structures, defects, mechanical properties, functional properties, environmental properties) and applications (e.g., structural materials, coatings, nuclear materials, high-temperature materials).
Focus issue: Catalytic engineered materials for commercial and industrial energy applications
Submission deadline: April 1, 2018
Editors for this JMR Focus Issue invite the materials community to share research on catalytic materials as a fundamental pillar in the development of fuel components, including commercial liquid fuels, hydrogen production and methane reforming.
Published Focus Issues
The following JMR Focus Issues have been published and are available online to JMR subscribers and subscribing institutions: