Newswise — Overall, this new alliance will build on the strong brands and reputations of both organizations, and expand the boundaries of the traditional publisher-society relationship. MRS boasts a 47-year reputation as a leader in disseminating innovative, high quality, interdisciplinary materials research through its publications and meetings. The experience and expertise Springer Nature brings in the strategic development of society journals will ensure that the very best content and offerings in materials science and engineering reach the relevant communities worldwide.

Matt Copel, President of MRS, said: “It is with great pleasure that we join with our colleagues at Springer Nature in this publications alliance. We are excited by the enthusiasm for this cooperative relationship, with the potential for benefits to MRS that reach beyond traditional journal offerings. This alliance will allow MRS to better serve its members and the materials community, and will advance its mission and strategic aspiration to engage members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation.”

Alison Mitchell, Chief Journals Officer at Springer Nature, said: “Springer Nature is delighted to partner with MRS to advance its mission to promote communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. Springer Nature offers a rich, varied and successful materials science program that well complements the MRS portfolio, and we look forward to a highly cooperative and mutually beneficial alliance that will serve MRS members and the wider materials research community. I am personally excited and immensely proud to welcome MRS to Springer Nature.”

For nearly a decade, Cambridge University Press has been a valued partner to MRS. Together they have launched three new journals, several book series, and expanded the portfolio on a global scale. MRS looks forward to continued development of its journal portfolio in collaboration with Cambridge throughout 2020.