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Publishing Format Changing for IMMI in 2017

As of January 1, 2017, Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI) will convert from an Open Access journal to a subscription journal. IMMI will continue to be published by SpringerNature, which will host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and will remain fully searchable via the SpringerOpen website. All submissions will now be considered for the subscription-based journal. Accepted articles will be published after January 1, 2017.

Article collections

Enabling Additive Manufacturing Through Digital-Data and Model Integration
Edited by: Dr. Jonathan D. Miller, Dr. David U. Furrer, and Prof Sudarsanam Suresh Babu
Collection published: 11 February 2016

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Aims and scope

Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation is committed to building a seamless and dynamic engineering design framework supporting the accelerated discovery, development, and application of materials, materials systems, and materials processes for practical use in manufacturing. Combining the rigor of scholarly publication with enhanced digital content, the journal covers innovations from the discovery of materials to their deployment.

Great strides have been made in developing experimental, computational and data management techniques that provide insight to solving specific scientific and engineering problems. We are entering an era where individual tools and dispersed data must be brought together into integrated toolsets and made available to materials, manufacturing, and design engineers to create a materials innovation infrastructure. The tasks of integration and management across length and time scales as well as discipline boundaries are extraordinarily complex, but are at the forefront of engineering advances.

IMMI provides an Open Access platform for the presentation of novel efforts seeking to build an integrated engineering framework to solve a pervasive or recurring need in materials and manufacturing. It also provides a venue for presenting innovative approaches to overcome key technical challenges in integrating experiment, models, and data. These challenges include description and representation of complex structure, data curation, model verification and validation, and seamlessly linking models and data.

The journal will publish:

  • Detailed case studies of endeavors to integrate experiment and modeling to solve an enduring engineering problem in materials and manufacturing
  • Introduction of novel experimental or computational techniques or data sets that enable bridging length or time domains
  • Best practices in verification and validation of models, data curation, and standards and protocols for model integration and exchange of data
  • In-depth descriptions of databases and database tools in the area of materials and manufacturing

Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation highly encourages submission of the key digital datasets supporting the article. Sufficient metadata must be included with datasets to adequately describe their provenance.

SpringerOpen membership

Generally, if the corresponding author's organization is a Full Member, the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the Membership, and no further charge is payable. In the case of authors whose institutions are Supporter Members of SpringerOpen, however, a discounted article-processing charge is payable by the author. Please check if your institution is a Member.

Society affiliation

Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation is an official journal of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

Editor's Profile

Charles Ward 

Charles Ward's professional career has spanned 25 years, serving in several roles in research, engineering, and management. His research has focused on microstructure-property relationships in titanium and titanium aluminide alloys. He has served as manager for the Air Force's basic research program in metals and then as an engineer on the F-35 propulsion program. He also served as staff officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, and then Air Force liaison for materials research and development in Europe. Dr. Ward has served as Chief of the Metals, Ceramics and Nondestructive Evaluation Division, and is currently Lead for Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Materials Engineering at the University of Dayton.