The International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture is an open access journal that provides a high-quality platform for academic researchers and industrial engineers working with lightweight materials and manufacturing technologies to publish full-length research papers on original and rigorous work. Each paper is subjected to a rigorous but rapid peer-review process by experts with strong reputations in their research fields. Review papers and short communications are also welcome.
Areas of interest for this journal cover the full range of lightweight materials and processing technologies for such materials:
- Preparation and manufacture of lightweight materials, including light alloys and composite materials;
- The use of ultra-high-strength materials, such as ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS) and nickel alloys, for designing and manufacturing lightweight components and structures;
- Design and manufacture for lightweight components and structures;
- Additive manufacturing;
- Plasticity manufacturing technologies for material forming;
- Joining techniques for lightweight structures composed of similar and dissimilar materials;
- Tool design and manufacture for producing lightweight materials and components;
- Non-traditional machining techniques;
- Other innovative material processing and manufacturing technologies.
The core interest of this journal is technologies for fabricating lightweight components and structures from lightweight materials, including material preparation technologies and component manufacture technologies. Pure mechanical property evaluation papers, such as reports on fatigue, creep rupture, etc., are not published in this journal. However, material characterization and mechanical testing for material processing and manufacture are within the scope of this journal.
The International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture does not accept papers in the following subject areas:
- Pure design and modeling without experimental evaluation or verification.
- Processing of materials with a density higher than that of titanium, such as steel or nickel super alloys.
- Material science studies, such as the study of material compositions and chemistry.
- Experimental reports and test rig designs without rigorous analytical or numerical analysis for elucidating the observed behavior.
The papers must be prepared according to the Guide for Authors of the Journal.