Expanding the limits of the materials available and thereby satisfying everyday needs was always a key challenge and the cornerstone of human cultural development. The constant discovery and development of new materials and the improvement of their performance to meet the challenges of the current day world grew out to be a faster and faster evolving discipline called Materials Science in the competitive global economy.
From nanotechnology, metallurgy, medical technology, aviation or computer science, materials science is used to advance understanding in a variety of research areas in order to develop smart oil refinery components, bioactive hip implants, the safest cars, the lightest notebooks and countless other new products and technologies that will make our lives safer, more sustainable and more convenient.
We at ScienceOpen want to be a part of this story. Our new partnerships with Carl Hanser Verlag, AIMS Press and Italian Group of Fracture (Gruppo Italiano Frattura) allow us to bring together the latest result of this diverse field.
Below you can find the journals now indexed on our site, and a teaser from their selected articles. Take a peek!
International Polymer Processing
As a result of our new partnership with Carl Hanser Verlag, two of their e-journals from the field of materials science, International Polymer Processing (IPP) and HTM Journal of Heat Treatment and Materials are now indexed on ScienceOpen.
IPP is dedicated to the study of polymers. As such, the journal offers original research contributions, invited review papers and recent technological developments in processing thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers and fibers as well as polymer reaction engineering. For more than 25 years IPP, the journal of the Polymer Processing Society, provides strictly peer-reviewed, high-quality articles and rapid communications from the leading experts around the world. Articles cover topics like:
- Polymer designing and processing for biomedical utilization
- Polymer morphology and property analyses
- Innovations in processing technologies
- Biodegradable polymers and bioplastics
HTM Journal of Heat Treatment and Materials
Being the official organ of AWT – the Association of Heat Treatment and Materials Technology, the other Hanser journal, HTM focuses on/the scope of HTM covers the thermal properties and processing techniques of materials. The journal provides reports on all aspects of heat treatment and material technology in research and production. By publishing practical experience reports and trend-setting contributions to research, HTM helps in answering scientific questions as well as regarding investment decisions in the industry. Articles are available both in English and German. Some of the most important topics covered include:
- Cost reduction and energy efficiency in processing techniques
- Material’s properties and performance development strategies, such as hardening techniques:
- Stress treatments and analyses
- Surface operations
- Investigations on corrosion behaviour
- The choice of materials for industrial utilization
AIMS Materials Science
AIMS Materials Science is an international Open Access journal published by AIMS Press, the official publisher house of the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The journal is devoted to publishing peer-reviewed, high quality, original papers in many subfields and areas of materials science including: biological materials, medical implant materials, ceramics, composite materials, magnetic materials and mechanics of materials. Some of the selected articles are:
Fracture and Structural Integrity (Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale)
Last but not least, our indexing competition winner journal, Fracture and Structural Integrity is an Italian-English bilingual Open Access journal encompassing the broad topic of structural integrity. FSI is the official journal of the Italian Group of Fracture, aiming to promote works and researches on fracture phenomena, as well as the development of new materials and new standards for structural integrity assessment. Our top article selection from the journal:
The interdisciplinary character of materials science allows these collections to interact with our 29 million article research corpus in many ways. In addition to mutually elucidating each other as well as other researcher led collections from the same field, these findings are also interpretable in the context of physics, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, computer science or biomedical science.
On ScienceOpen you are free to create your own collections using our entire research corpus. If articles are missing from our database, send us a list of CrossRef DOIs and we’ll integrate them for you.
You can build up a scientific narrative which fits best to your own studies, lectures, thoughts or research interests. Our job is to provide the most convenient and comprehensive access and discovery tools to handle the most possible wide-ranging materials. Find them, take them and build your own collection from them!
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