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 second 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 Applied Sciences, Crystals, J. Compos. Sci., Materials, Metals
Modern Material Technologies Intended for Industrial Applications Topic Editors: Tomasz Tański, Andrzej N. Wieczorek, Marcin Staszuk
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Coatings, CMD, Materials, Metals, Molecules
Corrosion and Protection of Metallic Materials, 2nd Edition Topic Editors: Sebastian Feliú, Jr., Federico R. García-Galván, Lucien Veleva
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Topic in Energies, Materials, Catalysts, Metals, Hydrogen
Hydrogen—The New Energy Vector for the Transition of Industries "Hard to Abate" Topic Editors: Pasquale Cavaliere, Geoffrey Brooks
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Topic in Coatings, JMMP, Materials, Metals, Nanomaterials
Laser Processing of Metallic Materials Topic Editors: Liang-Yu Chen, Lai-Chang Zhang, Shengfeng Zhou
Deadline: 30 November 2024
Special Issue in Metals
Advances in Hardmetals and Cermets Guest Editors: Johannes Pötschke, Shuigen Huang, Inigo Agote
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Special Issue in Metals
Advances in Lightweight Metal Matrix Composites Guest Editors: Pilar Rey, Gaspar González-Doncel
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Metals
Trends in Technology of Surface Engineering of Metals and Alloys Guest Editors: Krzysztof Rokosz, Agnieszka Kułakowska
Deadline: 15 July 2024
Special Issue in Metals
Phase Transition and Magnetic Effect of Magnetic Alloy Guest Editor: Jihoon Park
Deadline: 31 July 2024
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