Metals and Materials are the two largest SCI journals in MDPI and the impact factors are 1.574 and 2.728 respectively. MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is an academic open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland, and was initially founded in 1996 to collect and preserve rare chemical research samples. To support the samples project, MDPI started the journal Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049) the same year. Since 1996, MDPI has grown into a publishing house with more than 140 diverse open access journals and over 2,3 million webpage views each month. With further editorial offices in Beijing, Wuhan (China), Barcelona and Belgrade, MDPI is backed by over 6,500 editorial board members worldwide. MDPI AG currently publishes more than 130 English scientific journals, including Molecules, Sensors, IJMS, Marine, Drugs, Materials, Energies, IJERPH and other international well-known journals. The editorial board of the journal consists of more than 8000 internationally renowned scholars including a number of Nobel prize winners. At present, more than 150000 authors from different countries have published articles in MDPI journals, and more than 350000 scholars who have good reputations in various disciplines have reviewed MDPI journals.
Metals (ISSN 2075-4701) is an open access journal of related scientific research and technology development. It publishes reviews, regular research papers (articles) and short communications. Their aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Metals provides a forum for publishing papers which advance the in-depth understanding of the relationship between the structure, the properties or the functions of all kinds of metals.
Materials (ISSN 1996-1944) was launched i n 2008. The journal covers six comprehensive topics: biomaterials, materials for energy applications, advanced composites, structure analysis and characterization, porous materials, and manufacturing processes and systems. The distinguished and dedicated editorial board and their strict peer-review process ensure the highest degree of scientific rigor and review of all published articles. Materials provides a unique opportunity to contribute high quality articles and to take advantage of its large readership.