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Paper of the Year award

Journal of Materials Research is pleased to announce the winner of the
2018 Paper of the Year award.

Congratulations to Huachen Cui, Ryan Hensleigh, Hongshun Chen and Xiaoyu Zheng of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for their article, Additive Manufacturing and size-dependent mechanical properties of three-dimensional microarchitected, high-temperature ceramic metamaterials.

Enjoy free access in perpetuity to all JMR Papers of the Year.

2014 JMR Paper of the Year

Journal of Materials Research celebrated 30 years of publication in 2014, with the inaugural JMR Paper of the Year which was awarded to:

About the JMR Paper of the Year

The JMR Paper of the Year Award recognizes excellence in advancing materials knowledge through written scholarship.


Papers published in JMR in the prior volume year can be nominated. Note: Papers published by current members of the JMR Editorial Board, members of the MRS Board of Directors and recipients of the JMR Paper of the Year Award within the past 10 years are not eligible.

A panel comprised of the JMR Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors will select the Paper of the Year

The award will be announced with a plaque to the author(s) at the MRS Spring Meeting awards ceremony and the winning paper will be made freely accessible on the Cambridge Journals Online platform. The lead author(s) will be featured in relevant MRS events and promotions, which may include the MRS publications

Nomination Requirements

The following is required for nomination:

  1. Completed Nomination Form. The nomination should include the name of the nominator(s), JMR issue date, paper title and authors, and a couple of sentences identifying the nominator.
  2. Proposed citation (<40 words). Summarize the advances in materials research upon which the nomination is based, avoiding flowery descriptors.
  3. A statement, 250 words or less, by the nominator specifically addressing how the paper advances and impacts the field of materials science.

No self-nominations are permitted.