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Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E to Merge Content
September 11, 2017
Source: ASM International
Content previously published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E: Materials for Energy Systems (MMTE) will merge into Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (MMTA). Accordingly, MMTA has expanded its scope to include materials being developed for or applied to current and emerging energy technologies and energy-related environments. MMTE will cease publication starting immediately, with authors being encouraged to publish their research in MMTA on all aspects of materials science and engineering that impact energy challenges. The last issue of MMTE was published in August 2017, and the journal is no longer accepting new article submissions.
Consolidating MMTE's scope within MMTA serves to strengthen Metallurgical and Materials Transactions' position as a highly desirable publishing destination, according to Principal Editor Tresa Pollock. MMTA's Impact Factor has experienced a steady upward trend over the years, with its 2016 IF standing at 1.874. "While MMTA will continue to emphasize exploration of relationships among processing, structure, and properties of materials, broadening its topics of interest to include energy materials opens new opportunities to publish important, high-quality papers," said Pollock. "Authors with interests in energy-related research also now have the option to share their work in one of the most respected archival publications in the materials science and engineering field."
Pollock thanked the MMTE editorial team for its dedication and efforts in launching and managing MMTE during its publication history. "The quality of papers submitted to MMTE was quite high, with one winning the TMS Light Metals Division/Extraction & Processing Division Best Paper Award in 2016," she said. "However, sustaining a small quarterly journal in today's marketplace is quite challenging, with authors facing multiple options for presenting their work. Merging MMTE's content with MMTA makes it possible to better serve our professional community with one, comprehensive publishing venue."
All issues of MMTE published since its launch in 2014 will continue to be available on SpringerLink. ASM members will have free access to these back issues by logging into the ASM website at www.asminternational.org and navigating to MMTE under "My Subscriptions".
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions is published jointly by ASM International and TMS.
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