MRS Communications, a journal that seeks to publish high-impact materials research with timeliness and scientific quality, has been selected for Thomas Reuters' Journal Citation Reports Science Edition and Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences. The Citation Index recognises journals of key importance in their subject areas and provides a guide to the essential must-read titles in the field.
MRS Communications was launched in 2011 by the Materials Research Society (MRS) and Cambridge University Press (CUP). It is said to be the first journal of its kind to establish future directions for the broad materials science community via prospective articles. The journal, attracting open access and traditional submissions, seeks to bring together researchers and professionals from the full range of materials fields, including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering, to identify and report on trends in research.
The journal's editorial policies are stated to promote rapid online publication of results and rigorous peer review. Major article types include research letters, prospective papers, correspondence and commentaries.