Material Science Research is an international and peer-reviewed journal on scientific research and technology development of Materials.
The different types of articles published are：
- Articles: research manuscripts report new evidence or new conclusions which have neither been published before nor are under consideration for publication in another journal. IOS considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information. We strongly recommend authors not to unnecessarily divide their work into several related manuscripts.
- Short communications of preliminary, but significant, results will also be considered.
- Reviews: review manuscripts provide concise and precise updates on the latest progress made in a given area of research.
- Conference Papers: Expanded and high quality conference papers are also considered if they fulfill the following requirements: (1) the paper should be expanded to the size of a research article; (2) the conference paper should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper; (3) if the authors do not hold the copyright to the published conference paper, authors should seek the appropriate permission from the copyright holder; (4) authors are asked to disclose that it is conference paper in their cover letter and include a statement on what has been changed compared to the original conference paper.
Subject areas include, but are not limited to the following fields:
- Materials: metals and alloys; amorphous solids; ceramics; composites; polymers; semiconductors etc.
- Applications: structural; opto-electronic; magnetic; medical; MEMS; sensors; smart etc.
- Characterization: analytical; microscopy; scanning probes; nanoscopic; optical; electrical; magnetic; acoustic; spectroscopic; diffraction etc.
- Novel materials: micro and nanostructures (nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles); nanocomposites; thin films; superlattices; quantum dots etc.
- Processing: crystal growth; thin film processing; sol-gel processing; mechanical processing; assembly; nanocrystalline processing etc.
- Properties: mechanical; magnetic; optical; electrical; ferroelectric; thermal; interfacial; transport; thermodynamic etc.
- Synthesis: quenching; solid state; solidification; solution synthesis; vapor deposition; high pressure; explosive etc.