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Please carefully read all instructions below before submitting a manuscript to JMR. Manuscripts not prepared according to JMR specifications may be returned to the author and may experience significant delays in review and time to publication.

Authors who have read the instructions and are prepared to submit manuscripts may do so at JMR Manuscript Central.

JMR Instructions—Editorial Policy

JMR publishes new research that demonstrates a significant impact or advance of scientific understanding of interest to the materials research community. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they represent original research, except for review articles, and that they have not been copyrighted, published, or submitted for publication elsewhere.

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JMR Instructions - Manuscript Types

JMR accepts three types of manuscripts: Articles, which are original research reports that include complete, detailed, self-contained descriptions of research efforts; Review Articles on topics of particular interest to the materials community, and Invited Feature Papers which report leading-edge research presented at MRS Meetings.

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JMR Instructions - Manuscript Submission Requirements

Detailed instructions for submitting a JMR Manuscript -- including formatting, cover letters, title pages, keywords, preferred reviewers, figures, copyright forms and language editing services.

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JMR Instructions - Figures

Instructions for figures included with your JMR manuscript submission. Includes information regarding format, resolution, file size, labels and appearance, captions, figure display in abstract and supplementary material.

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JMR Instructions - Format

Information regarding style, references, tables, achnowledgments, rights and permissions, and proofs of articles for authors wishing to submit manuscripts to the Journal of Materials Research.

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MRS Policy on Publication Ethics and Responsibilities

One of the constitutional objectives of the Materials Research Society is to disseminate information relevant to the interest of the materials community. The MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research, MRS Communications, MRS Energy & Sustainability – A Review Journal, and the MRS Symposium Proceedings fulfill part of this mission by publishing the results of original scientific research and overviews of the field. The policy outlined here has been endorsed by MRS to ensure that the information has been generated, processed, and published using the highest ethical standards.

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MRS Publications Keywords List

A standardized list of keyword terms used by authors for all MRS publications.

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License-to-Publish Agreement

A License to Publish form must be emailed to the JMR Editorial Office upon manuscript submission. Authors should follow this link to find and download the agreement that is appropriate for their paper. 


Authors of each article appearing in this Journal are solely responsible for all contents in their article(s) including accuracy of the facts, statements, and citing resources. Facts and opinions are solely the personal statements of the respective authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors, the Materials Research Society, or Cambridge University Press.