Types of Paper
Materials Research Letters accepts the following types of article:
Original reports
Brief overviews
Perspective
The standard article publishing charge (APC) for this journal is US$1,500 / £1,155 / €1,320, plus VAT or other local taxes where applicable in your country. There is no submission charge.
Article Publishing Charge

Perspective paper is expected to present insight, predictive, and visionary (even contradictory) opinions and views on a currently active research field/topical area.

●  Should contain three (3) to five (5) keywords.
●  Should insert table(s) with caption(s) and figure(s) with caption(s) in the text near where it is cited. It is also required to submit separate figure files.
●  Should be written with the following elements in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; and references.
●  Should contain an unstructured abstract of 100 words.
Perspectives
●  Should contain three (3) to eight (8) keywords.
●  Should insert table(s) with caption(s) and figure(s) with caption(s) in the text near where it is cited. It is also required to submit separate figure files.
Prepare Your Paper
●  Should be written with the following elements in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; and references.
●  Should contain an unstructured abstract of 100 words.
Brief overviews

Brief overview papers are required to make critical reviews of the field/topical area, including its current status and critical issues to be solved.

●  Should provide graphical abstract. The graphical abstract should have the size of 3.5" x 0.867" at 300 dpi, or 89 mm x 22 mm at 300 dpi. If your image is smaller, we recommend placing this on a white background with the above dimensions to ensure the dimensions are maintained.
●  May include three to five “Suggested Reviewers” in the cover letter.

Original report papers will be prescreened by the Editorial Board (or the Board) before being sent out for full review, using the following criteria: 1) significant breakthrough in fundamental materials science, 2) unprecedented mechanical or physical properties, 3) novel functionalities, 4) novel and significant breakthroughs in materials processing and synthesis, 5) significant breakthroughs in materials characterizations, and 6) novel materials structures and topologies. The author(s) should indicate which of the above significant criteria the paper meets in their cover letter. A paper typically needs to meet more than one of the above criteria plus potential broad impact to pass the prescreening.

Original reports
Should be written with the following elements in the following order: title page (include authors; author affiliations); abstract; keywords; impact statement; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; and appendices  (as appropriate).
●  Should be no more than 3000 words, references excluded in the word count.
●  Should contain an unstructured abstract of 100 words.
●  Should contain three (3) to five (5) keywords.
●  Should include an 'Impact Statement' of up to 30 words, which should succinctly state the innovation and significance of the paper.
●  Should not exceed five (5) figures.  
●  Should insert table(s) with caption(s) and figure(s) with caption(s) in the text near where it is cited. It is also required to submit separate figure files.
References

Please use this reference guide when preparing your paper.


An EndNote output style is also available to assist you.

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