Journal Title
MATERIALS & DESIGN

MATER DESIGN

ISSN / eISSN
0264-1275 / 1873-4197
Aims and Scope
Materials and Design publishes original research reports, review articles and express communications covering the studies of structure and properties of inorganic and organic materials, advances in synthesis, processing, characterisation and testing, design of materials and engineering systems, and applications in technology. The journal is multi-disciplinary in nature, and seeks to bring together aspects of materials science, engineering, physics, and chemistry. In exploring the themes ranging from materials to design, it also pursues the elucidation of underlying connections between natural and artificial, and experiment and modelling.Manuscripts submitted to Materials and Design are sought to contain elements of discovery and surprise that often accompany the obtention of new insights into the architecture and function of matter.
Subject Area

MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

CiteScore
13.50 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Q1 #19/631
Engineering - Mechanics of Materials Q1 #16/391
Engineering - General Materials Science Q1 #43/453
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY - SCIE Q1
H-index
125
Country/Area of Publication
ENGLAND
Publisher
Elsevier BV
Publication Frequency
Semi-monthly
Year Publication Started
1980
Annual Article Volume
1026
Open Access
YES
Contact
THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD, ENGLAND, OXON, OX5 1GB
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
This is the second article published in this journal. The first article was during my PhD studies in 2015. At that time, the process was slower and not open access. It took about 5 months to be accepted, and I was very happy at that time!

This is my first article after starting work. I have a relatively good understanding of the journal and have a strong emotional connection to it. The specific process is as follows:

June 16, 2021: Submission
June 26, 2021: Under review
July 20, 2021: Feedback received with 24 comments from two reviewers. One expert distinguished between critical comments and general comments. The comments were very to the point and constructive.

August 10, 2021: Resubmission
August 20, 2021: Under review
September 12, 2021: Further revisions requested. One of the reviewers was not satisfied with four of my modifications. I made the revisions and submitted them on the same day.

September 17, 2021: Acceptance

Overall, the process was relatively fast. After submitting, it is important to be patient and not rush. Personally, I believe that the research level of this journal is not on par with Nature Communications or Acta Materialia. However, it has a good reputation and is well-recognized within the field. One advantage is its high impact factor. Unlike the journal Applied Surface Science, which received a warning last year, this journal did not. Additionally, this journal is not comparable to the MDPI's open access journals in terms of quality.
2021-09-19
I have been thinking about this magazine for many years. I submitted a review in December last year, and chose the category I for submission. However, by the end of the year, it was changed to category II, which was disappointing. After submitting, it took more than a month for the editor to review. I asked the editor once and was told that they were still looking for reviewers. After about two months, it was returned for revisions. The reviewer was a colleague in the same field, and there were not many issues, so I thought everything would be fine. However, after it was returned, it went through another round of review, and it was not reviewed by the same person as before. So, I had to make more changes. It took half a year, but finally, it was accepted. Looking at past comments, I thought it would be quick, and other articles seemed to be quick as well. But this time, it was slower. Good things come to those who wait. This is my second review in life, and I am thankful for the team's effort. There is always a reward for hard work.
2021-06-11

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