Materials International joins the Family of Platinum Open Access Journals

Materials International 2019, 1, 1, 0001, https://doi.org/10.33263/Materials11.001001

Roxana Cristina Popescu 1,*, Eliana M. Barbosa Souto 2, Vijay K. Thakur 3, Jia-Qian Jiang 4 and Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu 1

  1. Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, 060042 Bucharest, Romania
  2. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  3. Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre , Cranfield University, Cranfield, United Kingdom
  4. Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Management, SCEBE, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow G4 0BA, Scotland, United Kingdom

*  Correspondence: roxpopescu@materials.international


Inaugural Issue of Materials International, 1st platinum open-access journal in the field of materials science

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you Materials International, a new interdisciplinary international scholarly open-access journal dedicated to original and innovative research on the preparation, characterization and applications of materials. From reviews, to original research papers, communications or short notes, any of these type of articles can be considered for publication and undergo a rigorous peer- reviewing process, in order to ensure the high scientific standard of the journal.

The aim of Materials International is to create a free comprehensive platform for scientists to exchange information on the newest subjects in materials science. For this, the publication is done under the policy of Platinum Open Access, meaning that articles are free for readers and no article processing charges are demanded from authors, nor from their institutions. The publication charges for articles in Materials International are covered by AMG Transcend Association, Romania.

Through this, Materials International addresses equality in academic publishing, by making the process available to both researchers and readers. Besides this, authors benefit from increased visibility of their research and thus, an increase of citations and higher influence in the academic world. Here, no restrictions on the total length of the papers are applied, the journal encouraging the publication of detailed work, all articles considered for publication being complete in themselves and supported by methodical details.

There are more than 10.000 Platinum Open Access Journals indexed by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), but none of them on the subject materials science. In this regard, Materials International paves the way to completely free academic publishing services in materials science research field.

Thereby, we gladly invite you to send your articles in the field of material science to be considered for publication in Materials International and we are looking forward to collaborating with you!

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