Today (December 3) is the final day of the Materials Research Society Fall 2015 meeting in Boston. (We’re still open, at Springer/SpringerOpen booth 100 and Nature booth 126, until 1:30.) On this occasion, I wanted to take a quick look back over the impressive SpringerOpen materials science portfolio that we’ve assembled over the last 5 years, consisting of 12 journals ranging from nanotechnology to ceramics.
We work with partners on 7 of these journals. Our partners include the TMS society, with whom we co-publish Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation. This journal’s Editor, Chuck Ward, is not only editing this open access journal, but is also dedicated to open data in materials science. You can read his previous blogs here.
With the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), we publish Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy (KACST generously underwrites all of the costs, so there are no article-processing charges for publishing in the journal). You can learn all about our goals for this journal by watching this interview with Editor Enrico Traversa.
We’re proud to announce that Professor Keith Langer has joined the Editorial Board of Progress in Biomaterials, which we publish with the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch (which also underwrites all publishing costs).
And we have a particular focus in nanoscience and nanomaterials. Starting, of course, with SpringerOpen’s flagship journal, Nanoscale Research Letters. We actually launched NRL at the MRS Fall meeting ten years ago! You can read Editor Zhiming Wang’s recent interview looking back on ten years of rapid growth here.
Additionally, two years ago, we launched another rapidly growing prestige journal in imaging called Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging, with Nigel Browing as the Editor. The journal is growing rapidly, and we’ve featured two articles in the blog already.
That’s not even counting Applied Nanoscience, International Nano Letters, and Nano Convergence.
As a discipline, materials science is growing rapidly, and I believe that open access (and open data) in materials science will continue to grow rapidly as well. Materials science is a special focus for us at SpringerOpen, so keep watching this space.