July 16, 2019

In This Issue


Impact Factors Increase for All TMS Journals

The Impact Factors for TMS’s four long-established journals continue their upward trend with the recent release of the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2019).

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. Authors often refer to the Impact Factor of a journal for guidance when seeking to maximize exposure of their work.

What follows are the 2018 numbers for each journal (with 2017 numbers in parentheses, for reference):
  • JOM: 2.305 (2.145)
  • Journal of Electronic Materials: 1.676 (1.566)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: 1.985 (1.887)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: 1.952 (1.834)
While Impact Factors can vary from year to year for a variety of reasons, TMS journals have generally tracked in a positive direction, and also have achieved strong placement in Clarivate’s ranking by subject categories.

To access TMS’s entire library of journals, visit the Journals section of the TMS website. (TMS members: please log in to the TMS website before clicking on the individual journal links to ensure full access to content.)


JOM Announces 2020 Editorial Calendar

With both a growing impact factor and a steady increase in submissions in recent years, the TMS member journal, JOM, provides a powerful forum for publishing your work. The journal has recently published its 2020 editorial calendar, outlining the technical topics to be covered each month in the journal and the submission deadlines for each issue.

The new calendar features nearly 50 special topics to be published in 2020 and beyond. In keeping with JOM’s mission, this publishing plan represents the diverse interests of TMS’s committees. In fact, in the next volume year, each of TMS’s 34 committees—from Aluminum to Solidification to Thin Films and Interfaces—are represented as either a sponsor or co-sponsor of a special topic.

The full editorial calendar, along with information on upcoming deadlines and how to submit a manuscript, is available on the JOM web site. Authors can search the recently updated website by keyword, topic editor, publication deadline, and more. Each special topic’s web page even has an option to save the topic deadline to one’s calendar so that you don’t forget to submit a manuscript.

Read “JOM 2020 Editorial Calendar: More Options for Authors and Readers” in the July issue of JOM for further insight on upcoming editorial plans and publication information.

Apply for the Young Leaders Professional Development Award

Looking to propel your career forward? The 2020 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award offers a unique opportunity for early career professionals to take a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of a professional society, to engage in meaningful networking with leaders in their fields, and to add an impressive item to their resumes.

Designed for TMS members under the age of 40 working in industry, academia, or government, this award includes complimentary registration and travel support to attend the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020) in San Diego, California, where the awardees will participate in high-level meetings of TMS leadership and receive access to special events.

For information on how to apply and to learn the responsibilities associated with the award, visit the TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award web page and select the TMS technical division with which you most closely identify. Applications for the 2020 award are due August 15, 2019.

TMS is also currently seeking applicants for its Young Leaders International Scholar Program with the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials (JIM). This program offers early-career professionals the chance to travel to a JIM conference to present their work. Applications are due August 15.

Funding for both of these programs is provided by the TMS Foundation.