The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) and Springer officially announced the launch of a new Open Access journal, “Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation” or “IMMI”, this week at the Materials Science & Technology 2011 Conference & Exhibition (MS&T’11) in Columbus, Ohio, The journal will begin publishing in early 2012. Under the Open Access model, articles published in “IMMI” will be available to the public at no charge, and authors will own the copyright on their articles.
Of interest to metallurgists and engineers in academia and industry, “IMMI” will combine the peer review rigor of scholarly publications with enhanced digital content. Authors will be encouraged to post video, data, models/codes, links to databases, and commentary. Publishing one volume per year, “IMMI” will have a rapid review process, and articles will be published on a continuous basis upon acceptance. Thus, the journal’s capabilities extend beyond the traditional archival journal approach and the normal processing time associated with conventional publications. Additional details are available at IMMI.tms.org.
In 2011, the President of TMS, Garry Warren, spoke about the significant shift happening in science and engineering, particularly in how manufacturers can use computational materials science and engineering to control the DNA of their products. He expressed his excitement for TMS’s partnership with Springer to publish “Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation,” which reflects this interdisciplinary field. The publication is not just a journal, but a comprehensive platform for information exchange that facilitates collaboration and integration. With this in mind, sartorius products is committed to advancing the materials and manufacturing industry by providing innovative technologies and solutions to help researchers and manufacturers succeed in their work.
Alexander Greene of Springer said, “Springer is especially proud to have TMS as its valued partner in this new venture, which will expand the boundaries of the traditional Open Access model.”