Inaugural Issue of MRS Communications Now Available

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The Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press announce publication of the first issue of MRS Communications, a new journal serving the international materials research community.

The Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press announce publication of the first issue of MRS Communications, a new journal serving the international materials research community.

Edited by Peter Green and published by the Materials Research Society (MRS) in partnership with Cambridge University Press, MRS Communications is a full-color, online-only publication with accepted papers, supplementary materials and multimedia content.

Available on the state-of-the-art platform, Cambridge Journals Online (CJO), this ground- breaking publication offers authors a rapid review process, fast acceptance-to-publication time and a direct channel to the global materials community, including leading academic, industrial and government libraries worldwide.

Peter Green, Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications, encourages the materials research world to make the new journal its own: “We really hope scientists and researchers from all over the world and from every MRS discipline will use this journal as a way to announce ground-breaking findings as well as to stimulate discussion about current issues and trends in the field.”

MRS Communications will be available in multiple electronic formats including dynamic edition (an online browser-based format replicating a magazine experience) as well as iPad, iPhone and Android apps, offering an enhanced experience optimized for the most popular mobile devices currently on the market.

CALL FOR PAPERS MRS Communications features:

Rapid Communications (or Research Letters): studies with broad interest showing novel results
Ultra-Rapid Communications: fast-breaking research updates or other news
Prospectives: forward-looking short reviews on new, speculative or controversial areas of research
Correspondence: letters to the editor Commentaries highlighting other articles

Editorial opinion pieces from members of the board or guest writers.
Manuscript submissions that succinctly describe ground-breaking work in the broad field of materials research are encouraged. Authors are invited to submit their papers online (see details below).

MRS Communications is currently governed by a board of Founding Principal Editors comprised of senior researchers from MRS and the broader materials research community, and under the auspices of the MRS Publications Committee.

Luca Dal Negro, Boston University, USA
Horacio Espinosa, Northwestern University, USA
Supratik Guha, IBM Research, USA
Dan Hancu, GE Global Research, USA,
Kristi Kiick, University of Delaware, USA
Nicola Marzari, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Albert Salleo, Stanford University, USA
Alec Talin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Nagarajan (Nagy) Valanoor, the University of New South Wales, Australia

MRS Communications will be published four times a year and is available electronically at no charge to all MRS members.

To submit an article, go to:
Contact the editors at mrc(at)mrs(dot)org

Find MRS Communications online at


For further information, please contact:
Hannah Gregory at +44(0)1223 325544 or email press(at)cambridge(dot)org
Anita B. Miller at 724.779.2754 or email amiller(at)mrs(dot)org

About the Materials Research Society (MRS)
MRS is an international organization of almost 16,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. MRS members are engaged and enthusiastic professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans over 80 countries, with more than 40% of members residing outside the United States. In addition to its communications and publications portfolio, MRS organizes high-quality scientific meetings, attracting over 13,000 attendees annually and facilitating interactions among a wide range of experts from the cutting edge of the global materials community. MRS is also a recognized leader in education outreach and advocacy for scientific research.

More information about the Materials Research Society can be found at

About Cambridge Journals
Cambridge University Press publishes 300 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their
fields and together they form one of the most valuable and comprehensive bodies of research available today.

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About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press was formed in 1534 and is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is to further the University's
objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning, and research. Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise of 300 research journals from Science,
Technology, Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences; alongside 36,000 book titles covering all academic research professional development, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing.

Playing a leading role in today’s international market place, Cambridge University Press has 53 offices around the globe, and it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.

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