Annual Review 2018 of Open Materials Science



Norman S. Allen
Manchester Metropolitan University, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Manchester, UK , E-mails: norman_allen@sky.com, norman_allen@sky.com


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© 2018 Norman S. Allen.

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With the advent of the new year 2018, the Open Access Journal of Materials Science has begun new adventures in expanding its horizons in forever widening fields of important academic and industrial interests. Material Science, has over the last few years been one major targets with solar materials, graphenes, fullerenes, superconductors and energy sources being some of the growing specialisations in the field. In 2017, the Journal also revitalised its Editorial Board membership with a more integrated and active participation in expanding its worldwide coverage of topics by appointing many new highly active and prestigious scientists from across the Globe. Within this context, the Board has also acquired many new and young highly active professionals to explore many of the new and growing topical fields in energy, environmental, oil, gas, new plastics, metals and crystallography, ceramics and cement and medical materials. These are, but a few of the many expanding specialisations and Industries which the Open Access Journal is aiming to be the foremost runners. I welcome our new board members and authors, industries, societies and academic institutions to join us in this new venture and look forward to your co-operation with any new positive ideas.