Recent Progress in Materials  (ISSN 2689-5846) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & Evaluation of Materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 12.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7.5 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

From Wood to Composites: Advancements in Sustainable and High-Performance Materials

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Aleš Straže, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Department of Wood Science and Technology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Research Interests: wood; lignocelulosic composites; hydrothermal treatment; nondestructive testing; wood drying; ultrasonic inspection of timber constructions; acoustics of wood and wood composites; energy from biosustainable sources

Davor Kržišnik, Assistant Professor

Department of Wood Science and Technology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Research Interests: Plant Ecology; Forest Ecology; Forest Conservation; Wood Science; Applied Biotechnology

About the topic

In this special issue, experts from around the world are invited to come together to share their research, insights and perspectives on recent advances in wood research and technology. The physical and chemical properties of wood can be influenced by the tree's growing conditions, and understanding these properties is critical to maximising the potential of different tree species in forest stands. Plasma surface treatment, wood mineralisation, inorganic wood coatings and the use of previously excluded wood raw materials can contribute to the development of higher value-added and higher quality products and more efficient use of wood. We look forward to contributions on a wide range of topics related to wood science and technology, including wood anatomy and structure, wood properties and performance, wood processing and manufacturing, wood protection and preservation, wood-based composites and products, and sustainability.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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