Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation
The Materials Science and Engineering field is at a critical point in its evolution, in large part due to the recent growth and huge potential for
integrating computational simulations with critical experiments to revolutionize the way advanced materials and manufacturing processes are designed and
implemented. Innovative publication vehicles will play a key role in achieving the goals set for the Materials Genome Initiative and other similar
initiatives. TMS has developed a journal to meet this need: Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI).
This new publication will be more than a journal; it will be a versatile and accelerated approach to information exchange via an integrated
and collaborative environment—just like the accelerated advanced materials and manufacturing development efforts that will be a major focus of the
subject area. The publication will enable innovative and perhaps even experimental methods of presenting content to the community. These capabilities
will extend beyond the traditional archival journal approach and the lengthy time frames associated with conventional publications.
- Open Access, facilitating the transfer of free research articles to industry, government, and academic scientists and engineers worldwide.
- Authors retain copyright of their published work.
- Citable, web-based enhanced publishing options that allow authors to post video, data, models/codes, links to databases, and author and reader commentary.
- Fast review and rapid publication of accepted articles in electronic format.
- Annual print compilation of each volume year available for hard copy reference.
ABOUT THE EDITOR
TMS welcomes Charles (Chuck) Ward, Ph.D., as the first editor of IMMI. Dr. Ward currently serves as Lead for Integrated Computational Materials Science Engineering at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, and as Adjunct Professor of
Materials Engineering at the University of Dayton. Dr. Ward received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
IMMI is published by Springer Science & Business Media, LLC (Springer) 233 Spring St., New York, NY 10013 in cooperation with The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).
IMMI, 184 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15086; fax (724) 776-3770; telephone (724) 776-9000.
The opinions and statements expressed in IMMI are those of the authors only and are not necessarily those of TMS or the editorial staff. No confirmations or endorsements are intended or implied.
For more information or to submit your manuscript online, go to www.immijournal.com.