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Impact Factors on the Rise for TMS Journals

The Impact Factors (IF) for TMS’s four long-established journals increased with this month's release of the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2017). JOM, Journal of Electronic Materials, and Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A and B all enjoyed healthy IF increases. IF is based on the number of citations of a journal’s materials divided by the number of citable materials published by that journal.   

What follows are the 2016 IF numbers for TMS journals (with the 2015 IF in parentheses):
  • JOM: 1.860 (1.798)
  • Journal of Electronic Materials: 1.579 (1.491)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: 1.874 (1.749)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: 1.642 (1.474)
To access TMS's entire library of journals, visit the Journals section of the TMS website. Here, TMS members can read current and archived issues of all four of these journals—plus three additional TMS journals—for free. To begin reading, members should first log in to the TMS website and then select the journal they wish to read.  

CDSM 2018 and FEMS Symposia Join TMS2018

The 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Simulation of Materials (CDSM 2018), organized jointly by TMS and the Chinese Society for Metals (CSM), and two symposia jointly sponsored by TMS and the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) will be special highlights of the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2018). Both events, as well as more than 85 additional TMS2018 symposia, are now accepting abstracts through July 1, 2017.

Planned symposia for CDSM 2018 will include: The two symposia organized jointly by TMS and FEMS will cover the following topics from the perspective of developments in Europe: For more information on these and other planned TMS2018 symposia, visit the TMS2018 Technical Programming web page.

The TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, March 11–15.

Remember, July 1 is the deadline for all TMS2018 abstract submissions!

Advance Your Career with a PE License

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) has opened registration for the October 2017 Metallurgical and Materials Principles and Practice of Engineering Licensing Exam. If you are planning on taking the exam, TMS can help you prepare with two resources.

The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Exam Review Course is the only PE licensing review course focused specifically on the metallurgical and materials engineering exam and is taught in a small group setting to ensure individualized guidance and instruction. Scheduled for August 16–19, this popular refresher training course comes to a new location in 2017—the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh, located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. View the course outline for a more in-depth look at topics that will be covered during this program, and register for the course by July 17, 2017.

The Study Guide for Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering contains sample problems and solutions relating to the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering PE exam. It can be downloaded at no charge by TMS members and is available for purchase by nonmembers. 

Learn more about Professional Engineering Registration.

Lewis and Calder to Speak at Nickel-Cobalt 2017

Alison Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town, and Keith Calder, CEO & Director of Deep Green Resources, will deliver keynote presentations at the 2017 International Nickel-Cobalt Symposium (Nickel-Cobalt 2017) in August.

Lewis will act as the keynote speaker representing the hydrometallurgy portion of the symposium. While her talk title has yet to be announced, you can view a sample presentation from Lewis, “Be Bold and Mighty Forces will Come to Your Aid,” which was delivered at TEDx CapeTown, an independently organized TED event.

Calder will deliver the pyrometallurgy keynote address on the topic, “The Potential of Polymetallic Sea Nodules to Supply Environmentally and Societally Attractive Metals.”

Co-organized by TMS and the Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM), Nickel-Cobalt 2017 will be held as part of MetSoc’s COM 2017, the Conference of Metallurgists, August 27–30, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The deadline to register for COM 2017 at the discounted early registration rate is Friday, June 23.
New from TMS Journals

Below is a selection of open-access articles published in several TMS journals that are available to the public at no charge. TMS members can access the full content of these journals by logging in to the Journals section of the TMS website.

New from JOM

"Submerged Gas Jet Penetration: A Study of Bubbling Versus Jetting and Side Versus Bottom Blowing in Copper Bath Smelting," Joël P.T. Kapusta

"Pyrolysis Gas as a Renewable Reducing Agent for the Recycling of Zinc- and Lead-Bearing Residues: A Status Report," C. Pichler and J. Antrekowitsch

"Melt Conditioning of Light Metals by Application of High Shear for Improved Microstructure and Defect Control," Jayesh B. Patel, et al.

New from Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation

"Accessing Materials Data: Challenges and Directions in the Digital Era," John R. Rumble, Jr.

New from Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy

"Recycling Zinc from Metal Oxide Varistors Through Leaching and Cementation of Cobalt and Nickel," Toni Gutknecht, Yuda Colombus, and Britt-Marie Steenari

"The Effect of Al2O3, CaO and SiO2 on the Phase Relationship in FeO–SiO2 Based Slag with 20 Mass% Vanadium," M. Lindvall, M. Berg, and Du Sichen

"Alternative Reducing Agents in Metallurgical Processes: Devolatilization of Shredder Residue Materials," Samira Lotfian, Hesham Ahmed, and Caisa Samuelsson


New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

"Foreword: Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials, PTM 2015," Matthias Militzer, et al.

"A Model for Static Recrystallization with Simultaneous Precipitation and Solute Drag," Heinrich Buken and Ernst Kozeschnik

"Effect of Weld Schedule on the Residual Stress Distribution of Boron Steel Spot Welds," N.D. Raath
 
"Massive Formation of Equiaxed Crystals by Avalanches of Mushy Zone Segments," A. Ludwig, et al.
 
"Formation of an Intermediate Layer Between Grains in Nickel-Based Superalloy Turbine Blades," KeeHyun Kim and Paul Withey

"Deformation Behavior of Powder Metallurgy Connecting Rod Preform During Hot Forging Based on Hot Compression and Finite Element Method Simulation," Fengxian Li, Jianhong Yi, and Jürgen Eckert

"Thermophysical Properties of Liquid Aluminum," Matthias Leitner, et al.

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B

"Changes in Effective Thermal Conductivity During the Carbothermic Reduction of Magnetite Using Graphite," Saeed Kiamehr, et al.