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2022 Annual Report of Journal of Materials Informatics

Published on: 11 Jan 2023 Viewed: 108

The year 2022 has been significant for Journal of Materials Informatics (JMI). Thanks to the great effort and contributions made by authors, Editorial Board Members, reviewers, webinar supporters, readers, as well as the Editorial Office staff, JMI has achieved remarkable results and progress in the past year. Here, we would like to share the development of the journal in 2022 from the following aspects.

1. Publication

In 2022, JMI published four issues (Figure 1), including 20 articles (12 Research Articles, 7 Review Articles and 1 Viewpoint) with the research fields involving molecular dynamics simulation, machine learning, transfer-learning, deep learning, Bayesian optimization, active learning, high-throughput experiments, domain knowledge, Inverse design and so on. A total of 103 peer reviewers from different countries (Figure 2) strictly reviewed the articles and helped to improve their quality. The readers of JMI are widely distributed, including scholars from the USA, the UK, Germany and other countries (Figure 3). 

Figure 1. Covers of published issues in 2022

Figure 2. Country distribution of reviewers

Figure 3: Distribution of total article views and downloads by country/region

2. Editorial Board

In 2022, seven outstanding scholars joined the Editorial Board and twelve young scholars joined the Youth Editorial Board to support the development of the journal. As of December 31, 2022, JMI has a total of 61 Editorial Board Members (EBMs) and Youth Editorial Board Members (YEBMs) from 11 countries, including the USA, China, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Japan, Australia, Norway and India (Figure 4).

Figure 4. Country distribution of EBMs and YEBMs

3. Featured Content

To enhance the communications between scholars during the COVID-19 pandemic, we held six webinars in 2022, which were highly praised by scholars. More than 100,000 participants witnessed the success of these events. We highly appreciate these scholars (Figure 5) including Prof. Tong-Yi Zhang (Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences), Prof. Turab Lookman, Prof. Claudia Draxl, Prof. Huajian Gao (Memberships in US National Academy of Sciences, US National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, German National Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea), Prof. Yibin Xu, and Prof. Weinan E (Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) for their great support of webinars. Please check the journal websites for more webinars:

Figure 5. Keynote speakers of JMI webinars

Also, we are horned to invite several outstanding experts to lead the Special Issues to gather brilliant ideas and inspiration in this field. The topics are as follows:

1. Accelerating the Fusion Between Machine Learning and Additive Manufacturing (Figure 6A)
2. Data-driven Materials Design via High-throughput Computation, High-throughput Experiments, Materials Database, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (Figure 6B)
3. Computational Thermodynamics, Computational Kinetics and Machine Learning in Advanced Materials (Figure 6C)
4. Machine Learning Approach for Design, Development and Application of High Entropy Materials (Figure 6D)
5. Computational Modeling, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Ferroic Materials (Figure 6E)
6. Theory-Assisted Developing Electrocatalysis (Figure 6F)
7. Data-driven Modeling and Design of Quantum Functional Materials (Figure 6G)
8. Multiscale Modeling of Mechanical Properties of 2D Materials (Figure 6H)

Figure 6. Cover of Special Issues

4. Collaborations

To further promote innovation and development and expand the influence of JMI in the related fields, in 2022, we successfully cooperated with ResearchGate (Figure 7A) and five academic conferences (Figures 7B, C, D, E and F), which greatly encouraged academic exchanges, promoted our publications, and raised the visibility of the journal.

Figure 7. Collaborations with conferences and platform

On May 17, 2022, JMI officially became a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (Figure 8). JMI consistently adheres to the COPE Core Practices and the COPE Guidelines to ensure a rigorous peer-review process under strict ethical policies.

Figure 8. COPE logo

5. Citations and Indexing

In 2022, all published articles cited by 32 different journals received 49 citations (Data source: Google Scholar). Table 1 shows part of the journals that cited articles of JMI, their impact factors (IF) and publishers.

Table 1. Part of the journal that cited the article published in JMI

Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports36.214Elsevier
npj Computational Materials12.241Nature
Journal of Big Data11.092Springer
Chemistry of Materials9.811Washington, DC: The Society
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces9.229ACS
Acta Materialia8.203Elsevier
Virtual and Physical Prototyping8.092Taylor & Francis
Journal of Materials Science & Technology8.067Chinese Society of Metals
Materials & Design7.991Elsevier
Journal of Materials Chemistry C7.393Royal Society of Chemistry
Materials Research Letters 7.323Taylor & Francis
Scripta Materialia5.611Elsevier
Journal of Alloys and Compounds5.316Elsevier
Journal of Manufacturing Processes5.01Elsevier

In 2022, the journal was indexed in Dimensions and Lens.

Figure 9. Indexing logo

6. Annual Awards

In 2022, JMI established annual awards-Best Paper Award (Table 2), Outstanding Reviewer Award (Table 3), Outstanding Editor Award (Table 4) and Outstanding Contribution Award (Table 5 and 6) in recognition of authors, reviewers, and Editorial Board Members for their particularly outstanding contributions to JMI. Awardees are selected by the committee of experienced Editor of JMI. Congratulations to the following awardees!

Best Paper Award:
Table 2: Winners of Best Paper Award

First Place Authors
Title: Development of robust surfaces for harsh service environments from the perspective of phase formation and transformation
J Mater Inf 2021;1:5.
Ming Lou, Kai Xu, Leilei Chen, Chengyuan Hong, Yuan Yuan, Yujie Du, Yong Du*, Keke Chang*
Second PlaceAuthors
Title: Generative models for inverse design of inorganic solid materials
J Mater Inf 2021;1:4.

Litao Chen, Wentao Zhang, Zhiwei Nie, Shunning Li*, Feng Pan*
Third PlaceAuthors
Title: Generative deep learning as a tool for inverse design of high entropy refractory alloys
J Mater Inf 2021;1:3.

Arindam Debnath, Adam M. Krajewski, Hui Sun, Shuang Lin, Marcia Ahn1, Wenjie Li, Shanshank Priya, Jogender Singh, Shunli Shang, Allison M. Beese, Zi-Kui Liu, Wesley F. Reinhart*

Congratulations to the above award-winning scholars, and welcome to read the articles.

Outstanding Reviewers:
Table 3: Winners of Outstanding Reviewer Award

Wang Gao Jilin University 
Honghui WuUniversity of Science and Technology Beijing
Yuan YuanChongqing University
Ya ZhuoUniversity of Houston
Sandra LuberUniversität Zürich
Dmitri Louzguine-LuzginTohoku University
Kaveh EdalatiKyushu University
Jean-Marc PELLETIERUniversité de Lyon
Vsevolod RazumovskiyMaterials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH
Alexander DowlingUniversidad de Sevilla

Outstanding Editor Award:
Table 4: Winners of Outstanding Editor Award

Xingjun LiuHarbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)
Rongpei ShiHarbin Institute of Technology

Outstanding Contribution Award:
Table 5: List of EBMs who have received Outstanding Contribution Award

Xiang-Dong DingXi'an Jiaotong University
Huajian GaoNanyang Technological University
Zhongfang ChenUniversity of Puerto Rico
Yong DuCentral South University
Sergei V KalininOak Ridge National Laboratory
Zi-Kui LiuThe Pennsylvania State University
Gian-Marco RignaneseUniversité catholique de Louvain
Xiaoyan SongBeijing University of Technology
Yan-Jing SuUniversity of Science and Technology Beijing
Xiao-Dong XiangSouthern University of Science and Technology

Table 6: List of YEBMs who have received Outstanding Contribution Award

Huiliang WeiNanjing University of Science and Technology
Wentao YanNational University of Singapore
Yi LiuShanghai University
Abhishek K. SinghIndian Institute of Science
Lijun ZhangCentral South University
Yu ZhongWorcester Polytechnic Institute
William Yi WangNorthwestern Polytechnical University
Yong YangCity University of Hong Kong
Fengyu LiInner Mongolia University
Jingxiang ZhaoHarbin Normal University

Overall, 2022 has been an extraordinary year for JMI. In 2023, we pledge to continue to adhere to the principle of high-quality publishing with higher standards, serve more scholars, publish more high-quality articles, and promote the development and progress of science. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all contributors to JMI. We look forward to all your continuous support to advance the development of the journal, and we expect more scientists and researchers in this research field to join us.

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