Metals is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. The Portuguese Society of Materials (SPM), and the Spanish Materials Society (SOCIEMAT) are affiliated with Metals and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), InspecCAPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering) / CiteScore - Q2 (Metals and Alloys)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Companion journal: Compounds
Impact Factor: 2.351 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.487 (2020)
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Topic in Minerals, Metals, Bioengineering, BioTech, Mining
Bio-Recovery of Precious Metals from Waste Editor-in-Chief: Sebastien Farnaud
Deadline: 27 November 2021
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Superplastic Forming Editors-in-Chief: Antonio J. Gámez, Luis Garcia Barrachina, Vit Janik, Donato Sorgente, Vincent Velay
Deadline: 31 December 2021
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Additive Manufacturing Editor-in-Chief: Marco Mandolini
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in Metals, Minerals
Advances in Sintering and Pellet Technology Editors-in-Chief: Rajesh Kumar Jyothi, Rafael Santos, Shivakumar Angadi, Sanjay Agarwal
Deadline: 20 April 2022
Special Issue in Metals
Laser Welding Innovations Guest Editor: Jose Maria Sánchez-Amaya
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Metals
Environmentally Friendly Solders Guest Editor: Asit Gain
Deadline: 1 August 2021
Special Issue in Metals
Mössbauer Analysis Applied to Metals, Alloys and Compounds Guest Editor: Pere Bruna
Deadline: 15 August 2021
Special Issue in Metals
Advanced Characterization and On-Line Process Monitoring of Additively Manufactured Materials and Components Guest Editors: Giovanni Bruno, Christiane Maierhofer
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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