Journal Information

Aims and scope of journal

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.

The journal features both theoretical and experimental aspects of research in the following areas related to materials science:

  • Biomaterials and biosensors
  • Electronic, magnetic and superconducting materials
  • Energy conversion, catalysis and separation
  • Inorganic, composite and hybrid materials
  • Metals and alloys
  • Nanomaterials
  • Optics, photonics and optoelectronics
  • Organic, carbon-based and soft materials
  • Theory, modelling and simulations

Emphasis is placed on the novelty of the research, either in the sense of novel materials or synthetic methods, or in the sense of novel properties that lead to advanced functionality and applications of previously known materials. Both experimental and theoretical studies will be considered for publication. Studies on synthetic methods should demonstrate the generality of the approach or the advance represented in applying the material to practical devices. Equally, research on advances in methodology, processes or applied device engineering should demonstrate more than an incremental improvement on existing system and so be of the highest possible interest to our broad readership.


Article and journal metrics

Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2022 journal metrics for NPG Asia Materials are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor* (2021): 10.761
5-year Impact Factor* (2021): 10.990
Immediacy Index*: 2.597
Eigenfactor® Score*: 0.00958
Article Influence Score: 2.089
Journal Citation Indicator*: 1.49

SNIP: 2.008
SJR: 2.587

871,061 Downloads (in 2021)
1,026 Altmetric mentions (2021)

*2021 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2022)

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Abstracted/indexed in

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition Web of Knowledge
Google Scholar
Chemical Abstract Services
Ulrichsweb (ProQuest)


The ISSN (online) number for NPG Asia Materials is : 1884-4057.

Citing articles in NPG Asia Materials

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To cite articles in AM, you can give the paper's DOI at the end of the citation. For example, NPG Asia Materials papers should be cited in the form as specified by a journal or for example: Author(s) (Year) Article Title NPG Asia Materials, page(s); (DOI 10.1038/am.YEAR.XXX).

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NPG Asia Materials was founded in association with the Tokyo Institute of Technology.