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 received 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 held a physical editorial board meeting at the Euromat 2019.
Metals announced the first edition of the Outstanding Reviewer Awards.
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 fourth edition of the Travel Awards.
2021 Metals received an Impact Factor of 2.351 for the year 2020; the 5-year Impact Factor was 2.487.
Metals announced the first edition of the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award and Best Cover Award.
Metals announced the second edition of the Young Investigator Award.
Metals announced the third edition of the Highly Cited Paper Awards/Outstanding Reviewer Awards.
Metals established the following sections:
  • Transition Metals and Rare Metals;
  • Computation and Simulation on Metals.

Editor-in-Chief

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

Section Editor-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 Metals.
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.
2021–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Xing-Qiu Chen for the section on Computation and Simulation on Metals.
2022–present

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Yong Zhang for the section on Transition Metals and Rare Metals.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto for the section on Structural Integrity of Metals.
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Wei Zhou for the section on Welding and Joining.
Section Editor-in-Chief
: Prof. Dr. Ronald W. Armstrong for the section on Crystallography and Applications of Metallic Materials.

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