We are pleased to announce that MRS Advances is the official journal of the 12th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society. All presenters are encouraged to submit their research to MRS Advances for publication.

MRS Advances, published by the Materials Research Society in alliance with Springer Nature, is a peer-reviewed online journal that reports snapshots of work in progress on key materials topics. The journal is indexed in Web of Science (Impact Factor of 0.8), Scopus, and Scimago. Corresponding authors of papers accepted for publication in an MRS journal now receive free MRS membership for one year.

MRS Advances is a hybrid journal, offering Open Access options for those who require it. Through Springer Nature, some institutions in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia have transformative agreements that allow faculty to publish their work Open Access. Those agreements can be found here.

For other authors who receive MRS membership as part of their AMRS meeting registration, MRS offers a discount for Open Access publication during the term of their membership.

To learn more about MRS Advances visit www.mrs.org/mrs-advances.

Instructions for preparing your submission can be found at www.mrs.org/mrs-advances-manuscript-instructions.

Submitted papers should be complete (no drafts or extended abstracts) and written in English. Papers not formatted correctly will be unsubmitted for correction before they are sent into peer review. Please submit your paper to www.editorialmanager.com/mrsa.

The submission deadline is January 27, 2025.