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Did you know?

  • That NPG Asia Materials is an online, open access journal.
  • That NPG Asia Materials offers professionally-written Research Summaries that provide an easily-understood synopsis of the work and will accompany many of the articles published in the journal.
  • That the large audience of materials scientists can sign up for a monthly email alert of the contents of NPG Asia Materials.
  • That an academic journal like NPG Asia Materials hosted on has an average of over 50,000 page visits to its web site per month.
  • That NPG Asia Materials has an impact factor of 10.481

Submitting an article

To read about how to prepare your article, please click on Instructions for Authors. If you are ready to submit an article, please click on Online Submission.

Benefits of publishing with NPG Asia Materials

NPG Asia Materials is an open access, international journal publishing peer-reviewed review and primary research articles that cover all aspects of the materials sciences. The journal is global in outlook and reach and its base in the Asia-Pacific reflects the substantial — and increasing — output of materials research from the region.

NPG Asia Materials is aimed at an audience of scientists and researchers across the full spectrum of materials research, and publishes articles from the physical and chemical sciences, biotechnology and nanotechnology. The journal welcomes high-quality review and research articles from the most rapidly advancing fields that lie at the borders between materials science and engineering and the classical disciplines of physics, chemistry and biology.

Publishing with NPG Asia Materials provides an author with a wide range of benefits:

  • Open access
    NPG Asia Materials makes all content freely available to all researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination of content through the platform. Content is published online on a weekly basis to provide timely communication to the community and keep publication times to a minimum. Learn more about the benefits of open access.

    Authors of accepted manuscripts are charged an article processing charge (APC). Visit our open research site for further information about APCs in NPG Asia Materials and our free open access funding support service.


  • Creative Commons License
    Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, this license allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials: under this license users are free to share (copy, distribute and transmit) and remix (adapt) the contribution including for commercial purposes, providing they attribute the contribution in the manner specified by the author or licensor.


  • Research Summary and Graphical Abstract
    Nature Research is committed to broadening the accessibility of research papers and reviews to as many readers as possible, thereby facilitating the widest dissemination of knowledge. To this end, Research Summaries have been introduced on NPG Asia Materials. A Research Summary is a professionally-written, 100-150 word synopsis of a selected article that succinctly provides information to the reader about the aims, main outcomes and significant conclusions of the article. Published under a Creative Commons license, authors and others will be able to re-use, re-post, host and email Research Summaries to highlight the value of their work. Graphical Abstracts will also be a feature of the journal and will accompany Original Articles and Reviews.


  • Online submission — reducing publication times
    NPG Asia Materials has adopted Nature Research's online submission system, which allows authors to submit papers via the web. This system speeds up the submission and refereeing process, and allows you to view the status of your paper online.

    If you are ready to submit an article please click on Online Submission.


  • Quality
    Authors who choose to publish in any Nature Research journal can be assured that its staff's publishing, editorial and production skills are committed to maintaining the highest possible quality and standards.


  • Regular free e-mail alerts
    Content published in NPG Asia Materials has the potential to reach scientists around the world who have signed up for Nature Research's free Table of Contents e-alerts, ensuring additional exposure to authors. These e-alerts will allow recipients to click through to the full article.


  • Focused subject areas on
    From immunology to physics, genetics to materials, subject-specific areas provide a focused environment for readers, providing a monthly updated focus for a particular field. So readers of all Nature Research's journals, including Nature and Nature Materials, will also be able to easily keep up-to-date with the latest research being published in NPG Asia Materials.


  • Abstracting and indexing
    Extensive reference linking via services such as Crossref and DOI numbers provide seamless online linking between articles and databases.


  • Media Coverage
    The Nature News Service provides information about exceptionally interesting papers published throughout Nature Research. More than 2,000 journalists and media organizations worldwide subscribe to the press service, ensuring that papers receive maximum exposure in the world's most important media channels including newspapers, magazines, radio and television.