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 provided to authors approximately 16 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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: 2.695 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.758 (2021)
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Topic in Materials, Metals, Processes, Applied Sciences, Infrastructures
Processing, Analysis, Modelling and Mechanics of Materials and Structures Topic Editors: Krzysztof Talaśka, Szymon Wojciechowski, Antoine Ferreira
Deadline: 20 December 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Coatings, Materials, Metals, Nanomaterials
Materials and Surface Treatment Processes Used for Engineering Applications Topic Editors: Claudia Barile, Gilda Renna
Deadline: 20 January 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Crystals, Materials, Metals, Nanomaterials
Metal Matrix Composites: Recent Advancements Topic Editors: Manoj Gupta, Tirumalai S. Srivatsan, Pradeep K. Rohatgi
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Topic in Compounds, Energies, Hydrogen, Materials, Metals
Metal Hydrides: Fundamentals and Applications Topic Editors: Jacques Huot, Fusheng Yang, Giovanni Capurso
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Special Issue in Metals
Optimization and Analysis of Metal Cutting Processes Guest Editors: Tadeusz Mikolajczyk, Danil Yurievich Pimenov, Munish Kumar Gupta
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue in Metals
Advances in Surface Treatment and Coating Technology of Metallic Materials Guest Editors: Adriana Ispas, Liana Anicai
Deadline: 9 January 2023
Special Issue in Metals
Advances in Plastic Deformation Technologies Guest Editors: Igor Bobrovskij, J. Antonio Travieso-Rodriguez
Deadline: 18 January 2023
Special Issue in Metals
Directed Energy Deposition of Metal Alloys Guest Editor: Joel Andersson
Deadline: 31 January 2023
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