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Introducing BMC Materials

Editor Harriet Manning and Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board for BMC Materials Professor Rodrigo Martins discuss the latest addition to the BMC Series portfolio in this BMC blog.

About the Chair

New Content ItemWe are honoured to welcome Rodrigo Martins, Full Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of New University of Lisbon, Portugal, as our chair. Professor Martins is highly active in the materials science community, acting as running President of the European Academy of Sciences, Head of the Materials Science Department of NOVA-STS and a member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering. He also has published over 685 papers and obtained over 35,000 citations, as well as being a member of a variety of scientific communities.

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BMC Materials is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

More BMC Series journals in the physical sciences and engineering

New Content ItemThe BMC Series is continuing to expand into the physical sciences and engineering disciplines. Find out more about this exciting new direction for the portfolio and related titles here

Data support service

Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.

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Benefit from our free funding service

We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding.

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Aims and scope

BMC Materials is an open access, peer reviewed journal covering all multi-disciplinary areas of materials science. It considers fundamental and applied research in the synthesis, characterisation, modelling and application of materials.


1.       Structural materials
2.       Functional materials
3.       Energy materials
4.       Biological and biomedical materials
5.       Polymeric materials
6.       Materials for interfaces and films

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Guangde Tu, BMC


Rodrigo MartinsUniversidade Nova de Lisboa

Section Editors

Pedro BarquinhaUniversidade Nova de Lisboa

Wenguo CuiShanghai Jiao Tong University

Drew EvansUniversity of South Australia

Emmanuel Kymakis, Hellenic Mediterranean University

Haiyan WangPurdue University

Ehrenfried ZschechFraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

Free trial access to SpringerMaterials for submitting authors

Ready to start your next great project? BMC Materials is offering free trial access to SpringerMaterials – one of the world’s most comprehensive materials science workflow tools - to all submitting authors. Get in touch with Editor Dr Guangde Tu ( to find out more.

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