Journal Information

npj Materials Degradation is an open access journal from Nature Research dedicated to publishing high-quality papers that report significant advances on the degradation of all material types. We broadly define 'materials degradation' as a reduction in the ability of a material to perform its task in-service as a result of environmental exposure.

Why publish in npj Materials Degradation?

  • Publishing basic and applied research on the degradation of all material types.
  • Independence & quality through strong collaboration between external and internal editors.
  • Progressive & modern: value for researchers through open-access and publishing innovation.

Aims and Scope

Find out about the journal's aims and scope here.

Content types

Please see the detailed outline of the content types that npj Materials Degradation considers.

About the Editors

npj Materials Degradation is run by an international editorial team with expertise spanning the degradation of a range of materials – read more about the Editors and the Nature Research team here.

Open Access

npj Materials Degradation is a fully open access journal. More on Creative Commons Attribution licenses and the benefits of publishing open access can be found in this section.

Article Processing Charges

To allow immediate global open access to all articles, npj Materials Degradation levies an article processing charge (APC). Current APCs and waiver information are available in this section.

Journal Impact

Find out about journal metrics and up-to-date abstracting and indexing information for npj Materials Degradation here.

About the Partner

npj Materials Degradation is a high-quality Nature Portfolio journal published by Springer Nature in partnership with Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection and University of Science and Technology Beijing – find out more.

About Nature Partner Journals

Nature Partner Journals is a series of online-only, open access journals published in collaboration with internationally renowned partners, driving high-impact open science.