Publisher of the most cited open-access journals in their fields.
The mission of Frontiers in Materials is to provide a thematic and comprehensive open-access platform to publish the most outstanding research across materials science and technology. The journal is composed of an expanding list of specialty sections, each of which has a dedicated editorial board of leading experts in the field. Furthermore Frontiers in Materials aims to create a worldwide community of like-minded researchers in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to promote interaction between investigators across specialties.
Frontiers in Materials is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Short Name: Front. Mater.
Electronic ISSN: 2296-8016
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Frontiers in Materials is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Materials welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report, Systematic Review and Code.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Materials, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Materials.