Materials research express

Materials Research Express (MRX) is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing new experimental and theoretical research on the properties, characterization, design, and fabrication of all classes of materials, and on their technological applications.

Characterized by article length flexibility and a fast-track peer review process, areas of particular interest include:

  • Materials characterization
  • Material properties
  • Computational materials science and modelling
  • Material applications
  • Synthesis and fabrication
  • Engineering applications of materials listed below

Material classes within the journal scope*

  • Biomaterials
  • Carbon allotropes and 2D materials
  • Electronic materials (including semiconductors)
  • Glasses and ceramics
  • Magnetic materials
  • Metals and alloys
  • Nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Photonic materials and metamaterials
  • Polymers and organic compounds
  • Smart materials
  • Soft matter
  • Superconducting materials
  • Surfaces, interfaces and thin films

Please note, MRX does not usually consider work relating to materials used solely for structural or civil engineering. However, within our 'Metals and Alloys' scope, we will consider work on new and complex alloys, aspects of tribology including lubrication and corrosion resistance; microstructure and structure analysis, surface wear analysis, etc.


Abstracting and indexing services

We work with our authors to help make their work as easy to discover as possible. MRX is currently included in the following abstracting and discovery services:

  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • INIS (International Nuclear Information System)
  • Inspec
  • NASA Astrophysics Data System
  • Scopus
  • Web of Science (Science Citation Index Expanded, Current Contents/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences)
  • Yewno Unearth


RG Journal Impact: 0.50 *

*This value is calculated using ResearchGate data and is based on average citation counts from work published in this journal. The data used in the calculation may not be exhaustive.

RG Journal impact history

2018 / 2019 0.50
2017 0.53
2016 0.99
2015 0.87
2014 0.73


Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom



Subject Area and Category Materials Science
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Metals and Alloys
Polymers and Plastics
Surfaces, Coatings and Films
H Index 27
Publisher IOP Publishing Ltd
Publication type Journals
ISSN 20531591
Coverage 2014-2020


SCImago Journal & Country Rank

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