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Open Material Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: Santos, Hélder

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    Open Material Sciences is a peer-reviewed, fully open access online journal, that publishes research, communications, reviews and news covering areas including metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, electrical materials, composite materials, fibers, nanostructured materials, nanocomposites, and biological and biomedical materials.

    Aims and Scope

    The journal covers theoretical and experimental papers on all aspects ranging from fundamental sciences to commercial applications regarding:

    • biological and biomedical materials,
    • metals,
    • ceramics and glasses,
    • polymers,
    • electrical, optical and magnetic materials,
    • fibers and composite materials,
    • nanostructured materials and nanocomposites.

    Why publish in Open Material Sciences?

    • Open Material Sciences is open access journal covering all fields related to material sciences and biomedical engineering.
    • All articles are available to read, download and share for free.
    • The journal provides language editing for authors from non-English speaking regions.

    Other benefits for an author in Open Material Sciences:

    • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review,
    • the journal uses continuous publication model - accepted manuscripts are published quickly after the acceptance,
    • tracking available during the entire publication process - from submission to the publishing of manuscript via Editorial Manager System,
    • no space constraints, high-resolution images embedded in texts,
    • authors retain copyright of articles published in Open Material Sciences, there is no embargo period on self-archiving,
    • visibility and discoverability: promotion of single articles to scientific and general press
    • immediate publication after acceptance.

    Journal Partners:

    Special Issues 2018:

    Topical Issues 2019:


    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    All submissions must be made via online submission system Editorial Manager. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at Ewa.Chmielewska@degruyter.com
    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
    • be delivered in electronic format.

    The journal publishes:

    • Research Articles
    • Communications and Rapid Communications
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Commentaries
    • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

    Manuscripts have to be written in LATEX (preferable), AMS-TEX, AMS-LATEX or MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC). We do not accept papers in Plain TEX format. If additionally a PDF file is supplied, the peer review process will speed up. Authors are encouraged to submit the final version of the paper using the De Gruyter Open LATEX template. For detailed information, please see Instruction for Authors.


    The journal uses a closed single-blind peer review system.
    Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.
    Ethical conduct of research: The authors must describe and confirm safeguards to meet ethical standards when applicable. See Editorial Policy for details.
    Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Editors assume that no conflict of interest exists. Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Managing Editor.
    Copyright: All authors retain copyright, unless - due to their local circumstances - their work is not copyrighted. The non-commercial use of each article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. The corresponding author grants the journal exclusive license for commercial use of the article, by signing the License to Publish. Open Access License is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.
    Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
    Peer Review process: The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The Editor seeks advice from experts in the appropriate field. Research articles and communications are refereed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers by at least three. Authors are requested to suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, please note that this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision. The final decision of acceptance in made by Managing Editor or, in case of conflict, by the Editor-in-Chief.
    Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case, Editors will follow COPE's Code of Conduct and implement its advice. See Editorial Policy for details.

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Open Material Sciences is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ReadCube
    • Summon (ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Editor in Chief:
    Hélder Santos, Professor in Nanomedicines and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmacy University of Helsinki, Finland

    Editorial Advisory Board:
    Naoki Asakawa, Gunma University, Japan
    Demircan Canadinç, Koç University, Turkey
    Leigh Canham, Nanomaterials for Biomedicine and Photonics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, UK
    P. Davide Cozzoli, University of Salento, Italy
    Cristina Freire, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
    Douglas S. Galvao, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Brazil
    Junfeng Geng, Institute for Materials Research and Innovation & Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies, University of Bolton, UK
    Barun Ghosh, Department of Physics, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa
    Ram Gupta, Pittsburg State University, USA
    Kurt Kolasinski, West Chester University, USA
    Sitaraman Krishnan, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clarkson University, USA
    Maria Jesús Lázaro, Instituto de Carboquímica, CSIC, Spain
    Zongwen Liu, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Jerzy Łukaszewicz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
    Kaushik Mallick, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
    Lijian Meng, The Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
    Raúl José Martín Palma, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
    Antonio Politano, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
    Jiho Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
    Clive Prestidge, University of South Australia, Australia
    Jessica Rosenholm, Ibo Academi, Finland
    Marco Salerno, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
    Jarno Salonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Felip Sandiumenge, Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), Spain
    Paolo Scardi, Department of Civil, Environmental & Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy
    Tiago da Silva, University of Minho, Portugal
    Miroslav Slouf, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, Czech Republic
    Guang-Ling Song, Xiamen University, China
    Luca De Stefano, National Council of Research, Italy
    Libo Yan, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

    Dorota Kołodyńska, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, UMCS, Poland
    Mihaela Diana Lazar, National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies Cluj Napoca, Romania

    Managing Editor:
    Ewa Chmielewska, De Gruyter

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