Journal of Materials Research and Technology Journal of Materials Research and Technology
J Mater Res Technol 2017;6:303 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2017.11.001
Editorial
JMRT in ISI Web of Science
Marc André Meyersa, Sergio Neves Monteirob
a Editor-in-Chief
b President, Brazilian Metals, Materials, and Minerals Society

We are elated to announce that JMRT has been approved by Science Citation Index and that its articles published from 2013 on (volumes 2–6) are already listed in the Web of Science. This approval follows a rigorous process in which the journal was evaluated sequentially; only the leading journals are included. This auspicious news is enhanced by the ISI Impact Factor received for 2016, a most impressive 2.359. This number puts JMRT among the elite materials journals, ahead of many traditional venues known in the community. JMRT is also an open access journal and this enhances the visibility of the contributions.

This wonderful trajectory, which started in 2012 with the founding of the journal by Horacídio Leal Barbosa Filho (CEO of the Brazilian Metallurgical, Materials and Mining Association, ABM) and Nelson Guedes de Alcântara (its first Editor-in-Chief), is a reflection of the dedicated and competent work by our Editors, Area Editors and Advisory Board. A special appreciation is due to Mirian Chakkour Nunes, who was involved with the journal all the way from its inception.

JMRT is now the highest-ranking Latin-America-originated materials journal and is a truly global venue, with over 50% of the articles from the US, Europe and Asia. We stated in the 2013 editorial entitled ‘Global Science and Technology: Past, Present and Future,’ which marking JMRT's founding (2013, vol. 2, p. 1): The proud tradition of Materials Science in Brazil is well served by this new journal. As Brazil emerges as a leading global nation, the necessity for a journal of global reach was clear.

This initial goal has been reached and we feel that our mission is accomplished. The Brazilian Company of Metallurgy and Mining, CBMM, and the ABM have played a pivotal and visionary role by supporting the journal since its inception. Many challenges lie ahead but this transformative moment reinforces the role of Brazil as an emerging country with a splendid materials tradition and future.

J Mater Res Technol 2017;6:303 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmrt.2017.11.001