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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Publication Date: December 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Organizers: Chris Gourlay
Sponsored By: Electronic Packaging and Interconnection Materials Committee
Scope: This topic will include papers on Pb-free solder development, advances in the understanding of joint reliability and emerging interconnection materials for harsh environments.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Organizers: Dmitry Eskin
Sponsored By: Aluminum Committee
Scope: This topic covers the development of new alloys, optimization of commercial alloys, additions for structure modification as well as new and optimized heat treatments. Papers are invited that scrutinize new phases and morphologies, phase equilibria, textures, and structure characteristics as well as improved mechanical and technological properties.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Organizers: Chang-Yong Nam
Sponsored By: Nanomaterials Committee
Scope: Atomic layer deposition (ALD), an advanced thin film coating method used to fabricate ultrathin, highly uniform and conformal material layers, is increasingly finding unique uses in generating functional nanomaterials. The theme will cover the recent advances in ALD for fabricating functional nanomaterials having novel material properties and technological applications.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Organizers: Tolou Shokuhfar
Sponsored By: Biomaterials Committee
Scope: Most of the recent advances in medicine have been enabled by innovations in biomaterials, nanomaterials, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. Advanced biomaterials, nanoparticles, nanocomposites, as well as state of art technologies such as in situ liquid electron microscopy, bio nanomanufacturing and 3D bioprinting play an important role in medicine and bioengineering. More specifically bionanomaterials continue to be the focus of major research efforts around the world and play an important role in the development of new medical devices; diagnostic techniques; tissue repair, replacement, regeneration technologies, regenerative medicine, drug delivery systems and with combined approaches that are building upon theranostic applications. This topic will highlight advances in bio and nano material design, synthesis, simulation, and characterization various applications in medicine and bioengineering.
Publication Date: January 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2018
Organizers: Mingming Zhang
Sponsored By: Materials Characterization Committee
Scope: The search continues for suitable bioabsorbable metallic materials that could replace materials used for permanent implants. Mg-, Fe-, and Zn-based alloys are currently pursued in designing biodegradable implants. Unfortunately, present in vitro characterization methods for biomaterial assessment are unable to predict the in vivo degradation behavior and rates, critical for developing biodegradable implants. This special topic intends to summarize challenges, and provide insight into new developments, in characterization methods applicable to biodegradable medical materials.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2018
Organizers: Jesse White
Sponsored By: Pyrometallurgy Committee
Scope: The scope of this topic would encompass the primary smelting of materials in electrode furnaces, including Cu, Ni, Pt, Si, and ferroalloys, encompassing industrial trends, emerging technology and furnace design; electrode technology; refractory and freeze linings, furnace process control, tapping, safety, and environmental control.
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Topic Title: Energy Materials
Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2018
Organizers: Tao Wang
Sponsored By: Energy Committee
Scope: The spectrum of energy materials includes a large variety of substances, which include but are not restricted to modern metallic materials, semiconducting materials, nanomaterials, optoelectronic materials, novel polymers, and biological substances. This topic will focus on materials that support advancements in energy technologies such as those used in solar cells and photovoltaic panels. The objective of this topic is to achieve a better understanding of these materials and to design new materials for the future.