Metals is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. The Portuguese Society of Materials (SPM), and the Spanish Materials Society (SOCIEMAT) are affiliated with Metals and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), InspecCAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering) / CiteScore - Q1 (Metals and Alloys)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Companion journals for Metals include: Compounds and Alloys.
Impact Factor: 2.9 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.9 (2022)
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Topic in Crystals, Magnetochemistry, Materials, Metals
Advanced Magnetic Alloys Topic Editors: Jiamin Chen, Xiandong Xu
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Topic in Applied Mechanics, Applied Sciences, Coatings, Materials, Metals
Surface Treatments for Protecting from Fracture and Fatigue Damage II Topic Editors: Ricardo Branco, Filippo Berto, Francesco Iacoviello, José António Correia
Deadline: 30 December 2023
Topic in Catalysts, Inorganics, IJMS, Metals, Molecules
Recent Advances in the Coordination Chemistry of Coinage Metals: From Synthesis to Optical and Biomedical Applications Topic Editors: Artem Gushchin, Alexander Artem’ev
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Crystals, Entropy, Materials, Metals, Nanomaterials
High-Performance Multicomponent Alloys Topic Editors: Xusheng Yang, Honghui Wu, Wangzhong Mu
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Special Issue in Metals
Corrosion Behavior of Carbon Steels in Natural and Industrial Environments—2nd Edition Guest Editor: Luis Cáceres
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Special Issue in Metals
Fracture Mechanics of Metals Guest Editors: Stergios Maropoulos, Le Chang
Deadline: 25 December 2023
Special Issue in Metals
New Science Based Concepts for Increased Efficiency in Battery Recycling 2023 Guest Editor: Bernd Friedrich
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Metals
Structure and Properties of Aluminium Alloys 2023 Guest Editor: Franc Zupanič
Deadline: 1 January 2024
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