November 7, 2019

In This Issue

Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy Accepted into Science Citation Index

The most recent addition to TMS’s collection of high-quality technical journals, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, has recently been accepted into the Science Citation Index. The journal, launched in 2015, will receive its first Impact Factor in 2020.

Beginning with Volume 3 (2017), the journal will be indexed in:
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Current Contents®/Engineering Computing and Technology
The Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy (JSM) is a quarterly publication dedicated to presenting metallurgical processes and related research aimed at improving the sustainability of metal-producing industries, with a particular emphasis on materials recovery, reuse, and recycling. Coverage also includes novel metallurgical processes and related research that lead to operations of a smaller environmental footprint. In addition, the editorial scope encompasses new techniques, as well as optimization of existing processes, to include utilization, treatment, and management of metallurgically generated residues. Articles on nontechnical barriers and drivers that can affect sustainability will also be considered.

TMS members can read current and archived issues of the journal for free by logging in to the TMS Journals web page, which also includes a link to the journal’s submission site. The journal is led by Co-Editors-in-Chief Bart Blanpain, KU Leuven; Shin-ya Kitamura, Tohoku University; and Uday Pal, Boston University.

TMS Foundation Launches Year-End Appeal

This month marks the official launch of the TMS Foundation’s year-end appeal which runs through December 31, 2019. The campaign plays an important role in ensuring that the Foundation can continue its work supporting students and young professionals with meaningful financial assistance and impactful career-building experiences.

Learn more about how the Foundation does this by exploring the newly redesigned website. While there, you’ll also notice that it’s now easier than ever to give with the option to use PayPal for a simple and secure transaction.

Contributions from individuals just like you help secure the future of the minerals, metals, and materials professions by providing critical support and growth opportunities to those at the most vulnerable stages of their career.

If you give soon, your gift can have double the impact. The first $5,000 raised in the year-end appeal will be matched by a generous anonymous donor who wishes to see the good work of the TMS Foundation continue. Take advantage of this generous match and make your contribution today.

Stay Safe: Protect Yourself Against Fraud

In recent weeks, we’ve noticed at least one fraudulent website selling housing and registration in the name of the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020). Our members are reminded to protect themselves against such scams by only conducting business through the official TMS website located at and the official TMS2020 website at

Please note that authors, potential meeting attendees, and exhibitors may occasionally receive e-mails from ProgramMaster (, our abstract collection and proceedings management system; onPeak (, the official housing provider of the TMS Annual Meeting; or Corcoran Expositions (, our exhibit partners. Each of these entities works with TMS to provide services to annual meeting attendees and can be trusted. If you’re not certain a message is legitimate, go straight to the source and take action through the website. All of the relevant housing and exhibit information is also available there.

TMS works hard to protect the privacy of its members’ information. (View our privacy policy to learn more.) We encourage you to exercise caution, as well, and to conduct all of your transactions through our official websites.