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.
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: https://jmijournal.com/journal/webinar
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)
Figure 6. Cover of Special Issues
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: Reports||36.214||Elsevier|
|npj Computational Materials||12.241||Nature|
|Journal of Big Data||11.092||Springer|
|Chemistry of Materials||9.811||Washington, DC: The Society|
|ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces||9.229||ACS|
|Virtual and Physical Prototyping||8.092||Taylor & Francis|
|Journal of Materials Science & Technology||8.067||Chinese Society of Metals|
|Materials & Design||7.991||Elsevier|
|Journal of Materials Chemistry C||7.393||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Materials Research Letters||7.323||Taylor & Francis|
|Journal of Alloys and Compounds||5.316||Elsevier|
|Journal of Manufacturing Processes||5.01||Elsevier|
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
|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*|
|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*|
|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.
Table 3: Winners of Outstanding Reviewer Award
|Wang Gao||Jilin University|
|Honghui Wu||University of Science and Technology Beijing|
|Yuan Yuan||Chongqing University|
|Ya Zhuo||University of Houston|
|Sandra Luber||Universität Zürich|
|Dmitri Louzguine-Luzgin||Tohoku University|
|Kaveh Edalati||Kyushu University|
|Jean-Marc PELLETIER||Université de Lyon|
|Vsevolod Razumovskiy||Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH|
|Alexander Dowling||Universidad de Sevilla|
Outstanding Editor Award:
Table 4: Winners of Outstanding Editor Award
|Xingjun Liu||Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)|
|Rongpei Shi||Harbin Institute of Technology|
Outstanding Contribution Award:
Table 5: List of EBMs who have received Outstanding Contribution Award
|Xiang-Dong Ding||Xi'an Jiaotong University|
|Huajian Gao||Nanyang Technological University|
|Zhongfang Chen||University of Puerto Rico|
|Yong Du||Central South University|
|Sergei V Kalinin||Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
|Zi-Kui Liu||The Pennsylvania State University|
|Gian-Marco Rignanese||Université catholique de Louvain|
|Xiaoyan Song||Beijing University of Technology|
|Yan-Jing Su||University of Science and Technology Beijing|
|Xiao-Dong Xiang||Southern University of Science and Technology|
Table 6: List of YEBMs who have received Outstanding Contribution Award
|Huiliang Wei||Nanjing University of Science and Technology|
|Wentao Yan||National University of Singapore|
|Yi Liu||Shanghai University|
|Abhishek K. Singh||Indian Institute of Science|
|Lijun Zhang||Central South University|
|Yu Zhong||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|William Yi Wang||Northwestern Polytechnical University|
|Yong Yang||City University of Hong Kong|
|Fengyu Li||Inner Mongolia University|
|Jingxiang Zhao||Harbin 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.