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2020 Impact Factors Announced for TMS Journals 

The 2020 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2021) were released in June and included positive news for all six TMS journals. The following list shows the 2020 Impact Factors for each TMS journal (with a comparison to 2019 in parentheses): 

  • Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation: 3.404 (3.447)
  • JOM: 2.471 (2.054)
  • Journal of Electronic Materials: 1.938 (1.774)
  • Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy: 2.347 (2.109)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: 2.556 (2.05)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: 2.47 (2.035)
"The TMS family of journals continues to represent high-quality publications as indicated by their Impact Factors," said Judy Schneider, TMS Director/Chair, Content Development & Dissemination, and Professor, University of Alabama at Huntsville. "The impact of almost all continue to increase annually. In glancing over the list of journals, it is clear they represent a wide picture of the materials community interests. The family of journals and the research capture continue to highlight the relevance of materials science with cutting-edge technology."

A journal's Impact Factor is the average number of citations counted in a given Impact Factor year for articles published in the two preceding years. It is based on the number of citations of a journal’s content divided by the number of citable articles published by that journal.

Impact Factor is just one of many factors to consider when evaluating journal performance. In terms of other noteworthy 2020 metrics, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A had the most total citations (34,499) and the most total downloads (1,026,350) among TMS journals, compared to 30,270 citations and 934,975 for this journal in 2019.

To access TMS's entire library of journals, visit the Journals section of the TMS website. (TMS members should log in to the TMS website before clicking on the individual journal links to ensure full access to content.) The journal home pages at Springer, accessible through the Journals page of the TMS website, feature a range of 2020 key metrics including Impact Factors.

JOM Announces 2022 Editorial Calendar

The TMS member journal, JOM, has published its 2022 editorial calendar, which outlines the 45 technical topics to be covered in the journal over the course of the coming year and the submission deadlines for each issue. In 2022, these collections of thematically connected papers will be organized by more than 85 volunteers from 15 countries, with each guest editor bringing their unique technical background and perspective to the role.

You can view the full calendar and learn how to submit your work to the journal through the Editorial Calendar web page. Search by keyword for a topic that fits your expertise and visit the topic’s “Details” page for more information including how to submit a manuscript.

For further insight on upcoming editorial plans and publication information, read the full article, “2022 Editorial Calendar: A Vibrant Plan to Satisfy Authors and Readers,” in the August issue of JOM. 

Nonmembers can read the July issue of JOM for free this month through the Springer website. TMS members can log in through the TMS Journals website at any time to read complete current and past JOM issues. 
TMS Presents the 2022 Board of Directors Nominees

The individuals highlighted here have been nominated to fill vacant positions on the TMS Board of Directors. The candidates, if elected by the TMS membership, will be installed at the conclusion of the TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, scheduled for February 27–March 3 in Anaheim, California.

The nominees for the open positions on the 2022–2025 TMS Board of Directors are (pictured from top left to bottom right):

Vice President/President/Past President:
Brad L. Boyce, Sandia National Laboratories

Membership & Student Development Director: 
Viola L. Acoff, The University of Alabama

Light Metals Division Chair:
Edward Williams, Arconic Technology Center

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Chair:
Paul Mason, Thermo-Calc Software Inc.

Structural Materials Division Chair:
Suveen Mathaudhu, Colorado School of Mines

Full biographies for each of these nominees can be found in the article “TMS Presents the 2021 Board of Directors Nominees” in the July issue of JOM

Additional nominations for these positions may be submitted for board consideration by any 25 TMS members by August 15, 2021. Nominations for qualified individuals should be sent to James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director, and should include the nominee’s name, biography, and written consent to serve if elected. If additional candidates are proposed, a majority vote of TMS members will determine who fills the position. If no new nominations are received, the individuals named here will automatically be elected on August 16, 2021.
Editor’s Choice: Read Outstanding Papers from TMS Journals for Free

A limited number of Editor’s Choice articles from TMS journals are selected and made available to the public at no charge. This distinct honor is awarded to fewer than 5% of papers published in the respective journals each year. In addition to high-quality writing, these notable articles are distinguished by attributes such as outstanding science, innovative methods, impactful outputs, historical significance, and/or broad interest to the readership.

Click to read the following selections from recent issues for free:

July Journal of the Month

New from JOM
"Artificial Neural Networks Framework for Detection of Defects in 3D-Printed Fiber Reinforcement Composites," Guan Lin Chen, et al.

New from Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation
"Mechanical Metrics of Virtual Polycrystals (MechMet)," Paul R. Dawson, et al.
New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A
"Prediction of Mechanical Properties of Wrought Aluminium Alloys Using Feature Engineering Assisted Machine Learning Approach," Mingwei Hu, et al.

TMS members can access the full content of all of these journals by logging in to the Journals section of the TMS website.