Journal Title
ACTA MATERIALIA

ACTA MATER

ISSN / eISSN
1359-6454
Aims and Scope
Acta Materialia provides a forum for publishing full-length, original papers and commissioned overviews that advance the in-depth understanding of the relationship between the processing, the structure and the properties of inorganic materials. Papers that have a high impact potential and/or substantially advance the field are sought. The structure encompasses atomic and molecular arrangements, chemical and electronic structures, and microstructure. Emphasis is on either the mechanical or functional behavior of inorganic solids at all length scales down to nanostructures.
Subject Area

MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

METALLURGY & METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING

CiteScore
15.10 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Materials Science - Metals and Alloys Q1 #6/164
Materials Science - Polymers and Plastics Q1 #7/163
Materials Science - Ceramics and Composites Q1 #8/123
Materials Science - Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials Q1 #19/271
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
METALLURGY & METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING - SCIE Q1
H-index
252
Country/Area of Publication
UNITED STATES
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication Frequency
Semimonthly
Year Publication Started
1996
Annual Article Volume
861
Open Access
NO
Contact
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD, ENGLAND, OX5 1GB
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
First, I tried submitting to NC but got rejected instantly, so I turned to ACTA.
Submitted on March 15, 2022.
10 days later, it was sent for review, and it took about 25 days to receive feedback. There were two reviewers who provided over 30 comments. The reviewers from ACTA are truly the most professional I have ever encountered. They paid close attention to every detail in such a long article. Although this is the basic quality of a reviewer, it is really rare to find nowadays.
After three weeks of revisions, I couldn't afford to be careless with the revised manuscript, so I wrote a total of 28 pages. Surprisingly, it took a month to receive feedback. There were only a few minor grammar issues. After revising it within three days, it was accepted a few days later.
I would like to express my gratitude to Greg Rohrer for editing, as the editing process with ACTA was the most challenging. Besides the quality of the article, it is also important to encounter an editor who is familiar with your field. For another short piece of mine, which discovered a new mechanism, I submitted it to Scripta. However, the editor rejected it directly, even though I felt the quality of the article was good. Sometimes, when an editor says it's not good enough, it simply isn't.
2022-06-30
2022.05.24 submit
2022.05.30 with editor
2022.06.02 under review
2022.06.28 major revise requiring re-review
2022.07.26 with editor
2022.07.27 under review
2022.08.15 revise (only written as "revise" in the system, reviewer's comment is minor revise)
2022.08.20 with editor (second round of revised manuscript submission)
2022.08.22 accept

I am delighted to have finally hit the target of publishing in the top journal for metallic structural materials, Acta, just as my PhD is coming to an end. The paper focuses on shape memory alloys and 3D printing. Previously, I submitted shorter versions to the sub-journals of N and S, but they were rejected consecutively. After converting it into a longer article and submitting to Acta, it took three months for the paper to be assigned to a reviewer. The reviewer pushed me to conduct four or five additional experiments and addressed the discussions that were not clear or were being avoided. Although it was a torturous process, I have to thank the reviewer for significantly improving the quality of the paper and filling many gaps.

I am grateful to Acta and hope it continues to thrive. I wish for its Impact Factor to surpass 10 soon.
2022-08-22

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