Materials Today

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Materials Today  
The Cover of Materials Today in DEC 2003.JPG
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Mater. Today
Discipline Materials science
Language English
Edited by Jun Lou, Gleb Yushin
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1369-7021
LCCN 2001261059
OCLC no. 49407176

Materials Today is a monthly peer-reviewed open access scientific journal, website, and journal family. The parent journal was established in 1998 and covers all aspects of materials science. It is published by Elsevier and the editors-in-chief are Jun Lou (Rice University) and Gleb Yushin (Georgia Institute of Technology).[1] The journal principally publishes invited review articles, but other formats are also included, such as primary research articles, news items, commentaries, and opinion pieces on subjects of interest to the field. The website publishes news, educational webinars, podcasts, and blogs, as well as a jobs and events board. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 17.793.[2]

The Materials Today journal family includes Applied Materials Today, Materials Today Chemistry, Materials Today Energy, Materials Today Communications, and Materials Today: Proceedings; as well as an extended collection of related publications.[3][4]


The journal was established in 1998 as a collaboration between Elsevier and the European Materials Research Society (EMRS). The founding editor was Phil Mestecky. Materials Today was distributed free of charge to EMRS members and to anyone else who requested a subscription. The spin-off titles Materials Today Communications, Materials Today: Proceedings and Applied Materials Today were launched between 2014 and 2015. In October 2016, Materials Today announced plans to further develop the journal and related family: including the appointment of new editors, the inclusion of primary research articles, and the planned launch of an extended family of titles.[4] The journal transitioned into an open access publication in 2012, but has announced the introduction of subscription articles alongside open access articles from 2017.[4]


  1. ^ board "Editorial Board" Check |url= value (help). Materials Today. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Materials Today". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. 
  3. ^ "Materials science journals - Materials Today". Materials Today. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  4. ^ a b c "Materials Today steps into a new era". Materials Today. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 

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