Aims & Scope

Nature Reviews Materials aims to cover the making, measuring, modelling and manufacturing of materials - thus, looking at materials science throughout the pipeline of laboratory discovery to functional device. 

Reviews and Perspectives are commissioned by the editorial team.

Research areas covered in the journal include:

  • Soft matter
  • Biomaterials, bio-inspired and biomedical materials
  • Optical, photonic and optoelectronic materials
  • Magnetic materials
  • Materials for electronics
  • Superconductors
  • Engineered and structural materials (metals, alloys, ceramics, composites)
  • Two-dimensional materials
  • Surfaces and thin films
  • Devices
  • Catalytic and separation materials
  • Energy materials 
  • Materials for sustainable development
  • Nanotechnology
  • Modelling, simulation and materials theory
  • Synthesis, processing and characterization techniques
  • Manufacturing of materials