The International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture is An Open Access Journal, which provides a high-quality platform for academic researchers and industrial engineers working on lightweight materials and manufacturing technologies to, mainly, publish full-length research papers of their original and rigorous work. Each paper will be undergone a rigorous but rapid peer review process by experts who have high reputation in their research fields. Review papers and short communications are also welcome.
Areas of interest to the journal cover the full range of lightweight materials and processing technologies for turning the materials into components:
Lightweight materials preparation and manufacture including light alloys and composites materials;
The use of ultra-high strength materials, such as ultra high strength steel (UHSS) & nickel alloys, for designing and manufacturing lightweight components and structures;
Design and manufacturing for lightweight components & structures;
Plasticity manufacturing technologies - materials forming;
Joining techniques for lightweight structures for similar and dissimilar materials;
Tool design and manufacture for producing lightweight materials and components;
Non-traditional machining techniques;
Other innovative materials processing & manufacturing technologies.
The core interest of the journal are the technologies for manufacturing lightweight materials into lightweight components and structures. It includes the materials preparation technologies and component manufacturing technologies. It is not a mechanics journal and thus pure mechanical property evaluation papers, such as fatigue, creep rupture, etc., will not be published in the journal. However, materials characterization and mechanical testing for materials processing and manufacturing are within the scope of the journal.
The International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacturedoes not accept papers in the following subject areas:
Pure design and modelling papers, which do not have experimental evaluation and verification.
Processing of materials of density higher than Titanium, such as steel, nickel superalloys.
Material science papers, such as the study of materials compositions and chemistry.
Experimental reports and test rig designs, which do not include rigorous analytical or numerical analysis to prove the observed behaviour.