Although each regular issue of JMR covers a wide range of materials research topics, special Focus Issues devoted entirely or in part to a single topic are published several times a year. These Focus Issues allow the journal to provide a comprehensive look at the current research in a particular area of interest to JMR readers.
Call for Papers
Focus Issue: The Science and Technology of Vapor Phase Processing and Modification of Surfaces
Submission deadline: August 1, 2019
This JMR Focus Issue solicits papers that report advances in the synthesis, processing, and performance of materials enhanced by vapor phase processes.
Focus Issue on Atomic layer deposition for emerging thin-film materials and applications
Submission deadline: September 1, 2019
This JMR Focus Issue will provide a research forum to exchange the latest outcomes using ALD for emerging thin-film materials and explore the potentials of ALD materials for future applications.
Focus Issue on Heterogeneity in Beyond Graphene 2D Materials
Submission deadline: November 1, 2019
This JMR focus issue serves to report the latest advances in the area of 2D and layered materials.
Focus Issue on Interactions of Shear Transformation Bands: Characteristics of Microstructure and Properties
Submission deadline: December 1, 2019
This Focus Issue serves to report the current understanding of interactions between shear transformation bands in structural materials.
Focus Issue on Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Complex Microstructures and Architecture Design
Submission deadline: January 1, 2020
The goal of this JMR Focus Issue is to highlight research on AM-produced microstructures and their impact on mechanical and physical properties of metallic materials.
Focus Issue: Sandphobic Thermal/Environmental Barrier Coatings for Gas Turbine Engines
Submission deadline: February 1, 2020
This JMR Focus Issue will highlight research on sand ingestion into gas turbine engines and potential mitigation strategies.
Published Focus Issues
The following JMR Focus Issues have been published and are available online to JMR subscribers and subscribing institutions: