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 many 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 17.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
  • 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: 2.351 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.487 (2020)
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Topic in Coatings, Materials, Polymers, Metals
Surface Treatmens for Protecting from Fracture and Fatigue Damage Topic Editors: Filippo Berto, Ricardo Branco, Yanxin Qiao
Deadline: 10 July 2022
Topic in Materials, Metals, Applied Sciences, Polymers, JMMP
Material and Process Innovations for 3D Printing Applications Topic Editors: Ludwig Cardon, Clemens Holzer
Deadline: 20 August 2022
Topic in Materials, Coatings, Metals, Solids, QuBS
Laser Surface Modification of Cemented Carbides, Superalloys, Composites, and Alloys Topic Editors: Damian Przestacki, Michal Kulka, Wensheng Li
Deadline: 20 September 2022
Topic in Coatings, Materials, Metals, JMMP
Development of Friction Stir Welding and Processing Topic Editors: Yongxian Huang, Li Zhou
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Special Issue in Metals
Recent Advances and Applications of Machine Learning in Metal Forming Processes Guest Editors: Pedro Prates, André Pereira
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Metals
High-Entropy and Complex Concentrated Alloys: A New Generation of Alloys Guest Editors: Eun Soo Park, Hyunseok Oh
Deadline: 15 July 2022
Special Issue in Metals
Surface Integrity of DryLyte Samples: Can This Technology Enhance the Surface Properties Guest Editors: Joan Josep Roa, Guiomar Riu Perdrix
Deadline: 28 July 2022
Special Issue in Metals
Directed Energy Deposition of Metal Alloys Guest Editor: Joel Andersson
Deadline: 31 July 2022
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