Journal History

2011 The inaugural issue was released. Metals was published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Metals was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
2015 Metals receives its first Impact Factor (0.883).
2016 Metals adopted a monthly publication schedule.
Metals announced the first edition of the Travel Awards.
2018 Metals published its 1,000th paper.
Metals held two physical editorial board meetings at the TMS 2018 and the Thermec’ 2018, respectively.
Metals announced the first edition of the Young Investigator Award.
Metals became an affiliated journal of the Portuguese Materials Society (SPM).
2019 Metals publishes more than 3000 papers in total.
Metals held a physical editorial board meeting at the Euromat 2019.
Metals announced the first edition of the Reviewers Award.
2020 Metals established the following sections:
Extractive Metallurgy
Powder Metallurgy
Corrosion and Protection
Biobased and Biodegradable Metals
Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment
Additive Manufacturing
Metal Failure Analysis

Metals became an affiliated journal of the Spanish Materials Society (SOCIEMAT).

Metals published its 5,000th paper.

Metals organized the 1st International Electronic Conference on Metallurgy and Metals.

Metals announced the second edition of the Highly Cited Paper Awards/Outstanding Reviewer Awards.

Metals announced the forth edition of the Travel Awards.

Editor-in-Chief

2011–present Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Hugo F. Lopez

Section Editors-in-Chief

2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Bernd Friedrich for the section on Extractive Metallurgy.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Jose Manuel Torralba for the section on Powder Metallurgy.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Belén Díaz Fernández for the section on Corrosion and Protection.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Nakano for the section on Biobased and Biodegradable Metalss.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Prahl for the section on Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Matteo Pavese for the section on Additive Manufacturing.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Evangelos Hristoforou for the section on Metal Failure Analysis.
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