The fifth annual JMR Issue to promote outstanding research by future leaders in materials science
Issue date: January, 2020
Submission deadline: June 1, 2019
JMR invites research and review articles by materials researchers who have completed their Ph.D but not yet achieved full professorship, or equivalent position in non-academic organizations, at the time of submission, for peer review and publication in this special issue. The Annual Issue provides a unique opportunity to be highlighted and promoted early in one’s research career. To increase attention, the issue will be published on an open access basis. Although papers may have multiple authors, only the Early Career Scholar submitting the paper will be identified with a photo and brief bio on publication.
JMR publishes the latest advances about the creation of new materials and materials with novel functionalities, fundamental understanding of processes that control the response of materials, and development of materials with significant performance improvements relative to state-of-the-art materials. JMR welcomes papers that highlight novel processing techniques, the application and development of new analytical tools, and interpretation of fundamental materials science to achieve enhanced materials properties and uses.
Contributing papers are solicited in the following areas:
• Novel materials discovery
• Electronic, photonic and magnetic materials
• Energy conversion and storage materials
• New thermal and structural materials
• Soft materials
• Biomaterials and related topics
• Nanoscale science and technology
• Advances in materials characterization methods and techniques
• Computational materials science, modeling and theory
Gary L. Messing, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Susmita Bose, Washington State University, USA
Jürgen Eckert, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
Linda S. Schadler, University of Vermont, USA
To be considered for the issue, the Early Career Scholar must not yet be a full professor at the time of submission. The manuscript must report new and previously unpublished results. Review articles are invited but must be approved by the editors before submission (see www.mrs.org/jmr-manuscript-typ... regarding review articles). Manuscripts must be submitted via the JMR electronic submission system by June 1, 2019. Manuscripts submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the issue due to time constraints on the review process. Submission instructions can be found at www.mrs.org/jmr-instructions. Please select “ANNUAL ISSUE: Early Career Scholars in Materials Science 2020” as the manuscript type. Note our manuscript submission minimum length of 3250 words, with at least 6 and no more than 10 figures and tables. (Additional figures and tables may be submitted as supplemental material.) All manuscripts will be reviewed in a normal but expedited fashion. Papers submitted by the deadline and subsequently accepted will be published in the Special Issue. Other manuscripts that are acceptable but cannot be included in the issue will be scheduled for publication in a subsequent issue of JMR.
Papers must be accompanied by a photo (uploaded as a high resolution TIF or EPS file) and 200-300 word bio of the Early Career Scholar only. (Bios should NOT include reference to one’s publication record nor rationalization of the research area or paper submitted.) These materials must be submitted along with the original submission of the paper.
Please direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.