JOM Editorial Calendar

The JOM Editorial Calendar establishes the topics that the journal will cover in the upcoming months.
If you are interested in submitting a paper for publication, search the Editorial Calendar below by date, topic, or keyword to access information on topic scope, submission deadlines, and technical committee information. Once you have identified a topic match for your paper, refer to our online Author Tools for instructions and resources to help you prepare and submit your manuscript to JOM.

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Find a scheduled JOM technical topic that most closely matches your interests as a first step in submitting a paper for publication.

 
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2017
Organizers: Tao Wang
Sponsored By: Energy Committee
Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2017
Organizers: Takanari Ouchi
Sponsored By: Hydro- and Electrometallurgy Committee
Scope: This topic covers hydrometallurgical and electrometallurgical processing for extraction and recycling of strategic materials, including elements such as light metals (e.g., Al, Mg, Ti, and electronic metalloid Si), rare earth metals (e.g., Re, Sc, Se, Na, Sr, Ta, Te, and W), as well as Sb, Bi, Ba, Be, B, Ca, Cr, Ga, Ge, Ha, In, Mn, Mo, and platinum group metals. We invite contributions including processing and physical and chemical properties related to the current and future extraction, recycling, and secondary recovery. Design of extraction equipment used in these processes will be included, as well as laboratory and pilot plant studies.
Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2017
Organizers: Ravi Enneti
Sponsored By: Refractory Metals & Materials Committee
Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2017
Organizers: Peter Collins
Sponsored By: Titanium Committee
Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2017
Organizers: Xinghang Zhang and Yue Liu
Sponsored By: Nanomechanical Materials Behavior Committee
Scope: Instrumented indentation testing has long been used for determining hardness and modulus at sub-micrometer length scales. Recently, advances in indentation-based mechanical testing have enabled quantitative characterization of many additional mechanical-material responses at the nanoscale, such as stress-strain relation, viscoelastic/plastic property, creep and stress relaxation behavior, strain-rate sensitivity, fracture toughness, interfacial adhesion, and in situ nanoindentation in electron microscope. The ability to quantitatively characterize and tailor the mechanical properties of individual microstructures/phases/constituents/interfaces in bulk materials at the nanoscale, as well as thin films and low dimensional materials, has been critical for making revolutionary advances in materials development. The scope of this JOM topic is to review the recent advances in nanoindentation techniques on measuring various nanoscale mechanical properties.
Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2017
Organizers: Michael Gao
Sponsored By: Alloy Phases Committee
Scope: There has been increasing interest in high entropy alloys from academia, the defense sector, and other industries worldwide. The objective of this special topic is the timely dissemination of the rapid progress in fundamental understanding and applications of high entropy alloys.
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2017
Organizers: Xiaochuan Lu
Sponsored By: Energy Conversion & Storage Committee
Scope: Replacing fossil fuels with clean, efficient, and renewable energy is a future trend worldwide. It is generally believed that renewables still have a long way to go to replace oil, coal, and natural gas as primary sources of energy. Currently, there are several obstacles in performance, cost, and safety that limit the broad applications of the renewable energies. Energy materials play a critical role in solving these problems and meeting our future needs. This topic will include R&D of various types of materials for energy applications, particularly in the fields of fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, solar fuels, hydrogen generation and storage.
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2017
Organizers: Zhiwei Peng and Jesse White
Sponsored By: Pyrometallurgy Committee
Scope: This topic includes areas of increasing interest concerning use of various external fields to improve metallurgical routes. Representative fields include gravitational field, electric field, magnetic field, microwave, ultrasonic wave, light wave, combined field, etc.
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2017
Organizers: Murali Paramsothy
Sponsored By: Composite Materials Committee
Scope: Papers are invited on topics including nanocomposites for: 1. Scalable methods to split water with sunlight for hydrogen production; 2. highly selective catalysts for clean and energy-efficient manufacturing; 3. harvesting solar energy with potentially up to 20% power efficiency and 100 times lower cost; 4. solid-state lighting at up to 50% of the present power consumption; 5. reversible hydrogen storage materials potentially operating at ambient temperatures; 6. power transmission lines capable of 1 gigawatt transmission; 7. low-cost fuel cells, batteries, thermoelectrics, and ultra-capacitors; 8. materials synthesis and energy harvesting based on the efficient and selective mechanisms of biology.