Materials and Devices is an Open Access journal which publishes original, and peer-reviewed papers accessible only via internet, freely for all. Your published article can be freely downloaded, and self archiving of your paper is allowed!

We apply «the principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing» as defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Copyright on any article in Materials and Devices is retained by the author(s) under the Creative Commons (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)), which is favourable to authors.

The topics covered by the journal are wide, it aims at publishing papers on :

all aspects related to materials, namely according to their chemical formula (oxides, fluorides, carbon compounds, …, organic, inorganic), to their physical properties (conductors, super-conductors, semi-conductors, insulators, dielectrics,...), to their nature (crystalline or amorphous materials, liquid crystals, modulated systems, aperiodic materials, nanomaterials and nanostructured materials)… or environmental type (ecomaterials), or according to some specific applications. Papers on biomaterials, geomaterials, archeomaterials or on studies of ancient materials are also welcome. A particular attention is also paid on environmental studies related with materials. Authors are also encouraged to submit papers on theoretical studies applied to materials, including pure mathematical approaches, physical approaches, models, numerical simulations, etc.

devices in a wide sense. Concerning Devices, the scope is restricted to those integrating given materials (for instance memories based on some specific magnetic materials) or those related to materials in their study or use (for instance specific instruments in materials science, devices of interest for the use of particular materials,...) . Papers on all types of such devices are welcome.

Materials and Devices publishes several types of articles :

- A : regular papers, that should present the results of original research, not published or submitted somewhere else.

- L : short papers, presenting original results, written as letters, focusing on one or few particular aspects, representing a very significant progress, for rapid publication.

- R : review papers, that presents a summary of results published in literature, on fields covered by the journal.

- T : technical papers, on the development of laboratory techniques and aparatus relevant to studies on materials and related devices. Such papers will present the details of a given technique, and an example of application in real condition, they may also take the form of overviews or reviews. In one of these last cases, the word « review » or « overview » will appear explicitly in the title of the article.

- Ur : Unexpected and « negative » results, the journal accepts papers describing unexpected results, or results considered as negative, provided that the original ground arguments are sound, and that a reasonable interpretation can be proposed. Typical examples are : a synthesis process that is generally successful, which aborts in given cases, or give different unexpected but interesting results, results contradicting a theory or a model, etc. The idea to publish such papers is mainly to save time to the scientific community by giving information that is generally not available, except as private communications between researchers.

- Opinion articles, the journal accepts submissions of this type of papers in which authors express, expose, and motivate their opinion, suggestions, proposals, analyzes, on general, philosophical, political aspects, policies related to researches on Materials and on Devices, on all subjects from the production of the scientific results, to the publication and use of those results. See details in the journal’s site.

- Comments: short articles allowing to discuss specific points of an article that preferentially has been published in the OAJ Materials and Devices, and that is of particular importance for the readership of the journal. They should not attack the article, but provide a scientific, objective view or commentary, or complementary informations in a respectuous style.

- Conf: conference papers : OAJ Materials and Devices may also publish conference proceedings and conference papers in special volumes. Organizers of conference interested should contact the journal in advance to know details.


(Updated on june, 21st, 2019)

Evaluation – peer-reviewing : After reception, the paper is sent to reviewers for evaluation. In case of negative or divergent opinions of reviewers, the editor-in-chief sends the paper to another reviewer and then gives a final decision based on all reports. Reviewers are asked to reply within three weeks to warranty a fast publication process.



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ISSN 2495-3911