Recent Progress in Materials 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


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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 9 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

New Trends in Magnetic Materials

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Michal Nowicki, PhD

Assistant Professor, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

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Research Interests: magnetic materials; magnetic sensors; GMI; magnetoelasticity; measurement systems; mechatronics

About This Topic

Dear Colleagues,

With first decades of the new millenium we are seeing an unprecedented development of magnetic materials. The scope of this area is enormous, from humble electrical steel improvement, leading to extensive worldwide energy savings, through advanced ferrites, permanent magnets, amorphous and nanocrystalline materials, to superparamagnets, nano structures, superconductors and various other quantum devices, giving rise to spintronics and even more advanced developments. However, this development is far from over, with new materials and effects being developed every year, as well as the honing of previously known techniques, such as magnetic tapes for data storage, currently reaching impressive data densities.

Therefore, this Special Issue is devoted to advances and new trends in magnetic materials, be it in the form of research articles, short communications, or critical reviews of the recent developments in this interesting area. Please do not hesitate to contact the Journal with your new results.


magnetic material; ferromagnet; superparamagnet; superconductor; spintronics; nanomaterial; permanent magnet.


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Open Access Research Article

Spontaneous Magnetization in the Finite-Size Two-Leg Ising Ladder in the External Magnetic Field

Received: 30 March 2023;  Published: 24 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2302026


This paper considers a finite-sized two-leg ladder of spin-1/2 particles with local inter-chain Ising interaction. We include the effects of an external magnetic field by incorporating a Zeeman-type coupling between the magnetic field and the spins localized on the lattice sites. To analyze the system, we utilize the transfer-matrix formalism [...]
Open Access Research Article

Calculation of the Forces Applied to a Superconductor in Levitation in an Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field

Received: 07 July 2022;  Published: 15 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2203018


Stable levitation of systems consisting of a magnetic source and a superconductor is actively investigated due to the promising applications of this technology. While huge efforts have been made for modeling these setups with numerical simulations, analytical models, in spite of their use being limited to devices with a high degree [...]