Focus and Scope
The journal concerns itself with all aspects of materials science and engineering. Its coverage includes theoretical , computational and experimental studies. The variety of materials under consideration, contributes to the cooperation of scientists working in applied physics, chemistry, materials science and different fields of engineering. The journal welcomes papers on:
- Electronic and optical materials;
- Metals, alloys, coatings;
- Polymers and composites;
- Ceramics and glasses;
- Textile materials;
- Wood and paper;
- Biologically active materials;
- Smart materials;
- Testing and analysis of materials.
Peer Review Process
A submission to journal Materials Science must be the original work of the author(s) and must not published elsewhere or under consideration for another publication in its submitted or a substantially similar form in any language. All contributions will be refereed. Every contribution submitted to The Materials Science=Medžiagotyra will be sent to two reviewers selected by the editors. Authors are welcome to suggest suitable independent reviewers and may also request the journal to exclude certain individuals or laboratories. The review process is blind and the authors are not informed about the reviewers.
The primary purpose of the review is to provide the editors with the information necessary to make a decision. The review should also instruct the authors on how to strengthen their paper up to the point where it should be acceptable. A negative review should explain to the authors the weaknesses of their manuscript, so that rejected authors are able to understand the basis for the decision and see, in broad terms, what needs to be done to improve the manuscript in order to be published anywhere. The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts and to require revisions of contributions. Accepted for publication manuscripts should be corrected by the author taking into account experts remarks, otherwise motivated author's refusal to correct his manuscript should be presented.
Materials Science = Medžiagotyra is a quarter journal and one volume is published annually. The journal is published regularly at the end of each following month: March, June, September, December.
Open Access Policy
Materials Science – Medžiagotyra journal is published open access under the CC-BY 4.0 licence which allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles. The journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Materials Science – Medžiagotyra journal is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) license.
The copyright for the articles in this journal is retained by the author(s) with the first publication right granted to the journal. The authors agree to the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 agreement under which the paper in the Journal is licensed.
The papers are abstracted and indexed by:
- Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), the Web of Science (WoS), the Materials Science Citation Index (MSCI), Neuroscience Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition: http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/
- INSPEC: http://www.iee.org/Publish/INSPEC/
- Cambridge Scientific Abstracts: http://www.csa.com
- VINITI: http://www.viniti.ru
- Scopus: http://www.info.scopus.com
- EBSCO: http://ehis.ebscohost.com/eds/
- Directory of Open Journals: http://www.doaj.org/openurl?genre=journal&issn=13921320
- Index Copernicus International: https://journals.indexcopernicus.com
The journal is published by Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania) together with the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences since 1995. Research institutions of other Baltic countries, Byelorussia, Ukraine and Nordic countries contribute to the editorial as well publishing activities. Abstracts of papers (published since 1997) as well as full text articles (since 2002) are available on the website of Kaunas University of Technology (http://matsc.ktu.lt/index.php/MatSc/issue/archive).