Journal History

2008 Inaugural issue released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2010 Changes to a monthly publication schedule.
2011 Covered by the Science Index Expanded (SCIE).
2012 First Impact Factor (1.677) received.
2013 Six sections are setup: “Biomaterials”, “Materials for Energy Applications”, “Advanced Composites”, “Structure Analysis and Characterization”, “Porous Materials” and “Manufacturing Processes and Systems”.
First Best Paper Award announced.
Materials Impact Factor released in June 2013 (2.247).
Sponsored International Symposium on Surface and Interface of Biomaterials (ISSIB) 2013 in Rome, Italy.
Materials publishes more its 1,000th paper.
2014 Materials Impact Factor released in June 2014 (1.879)
2015 Materials Impact Factor released in June 2015 (2.651)
2016 Materials is covered by PubMed
Materials Impact Factor released in June 2016 (2.728)
2017 New sections were set up:
Section “Advanced Nanomaterials”;
“Catalytic Materials”;
“Carbon Materials”;
“Smart Materials”
“Thin Films”.
Materials Impact Factor released in June 2017 (2.654)
2018 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Andrei V. Petukhov for Section “Advanced Nanomaterials” .
Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Steven L. Suib for Section “Catalytic Materials”.
4 new sections were set up:
Materials Chemistry;
Materials Physics Section;
Optics and Photonics Section;
Corrosion and Materials Degradation Section.
Materials Impact Factor released in June 2018 (2.467).
2019 Materials published its 10,000th paper.
Materials changes to a semi-monthly publication schedule.
Two Societies cooperated with Materials: Portuguese Materials Society (SPM) and Manufacturing Engineering Society (MES).
Prof. John B. Goodenough, the 2019 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, authored a review paper on "Advanced Electrodes for High Power Li-ion Batteries" in Materials in 2013.
Associate Editor-in-Chief Dr. Christof Schneider.
Associate Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto.
3 new sections were set up:
Construction and Building Materials Section;
Materials Simulation and Design Section;
Electronic Materials Section.
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Eddie Koenders for Section ‘Construction and Building Materials’.
Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Valery Tuchin for Section ‘Optics and Photonics’.
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Teofil Jesionowski for Section ‘Materials Chemistry‘.
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Stefano Bellucci for Section ‘Carbon Materials‘.
Materials Impact Factor released in June 2019 (2.972).

Editors-in-Chief

2008-2011 Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert
2010 Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
2013 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Aldo R. Boccaccini for Section “Biomaterials”
2013 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Thomas Lippert for Section “Materials for Energy Applications”
2013 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Luciano Feo for Section “Advanced Composites”
2013 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque for Section “Porous Materials”
2013 Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Sanjay Mathur for Section “Manufacturing Processes and Systems”
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