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

Advances, Trends and Prospects for Materials in the Head and Neck

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ziyad S. Haidar, DDS, Cert Implantol, MSc OMFS, FRCS (C), FICD, FICS, MBA, PhD

1. Founder/Head of BioMAT'X R&D&I (HAiDAR I+D+i LAB), Chile;
2. Surgeon and Scientific Director at Clínica Universidad de los Andes, Chile; Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de los Andes, Chile;
3. Faculty Member at Programa de Doctorado en BioMedicina, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de los Andes, Chile;
4. Faculty Member at Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias Odontológicas, Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de los Andes, Chile;
5. Professor at Centro de Investigación e Innovación Biomédica (CiiB), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de los Andes, Chile.

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Research interests: biomaterials; polymers; nanotechnology; tissue engineering; pharmaceuticals; medical devices; dental devices; regenerative medicine; head and neck complex; innovation; quality of life

About This Topic

This Special Issue titled "Advances, Trends, and Prospects for Materials in the Head and Neck" is planned to present a dedicated contemporary compilation to unravel the cutting-edge developments, innovation and future possibilities in the realm of materials science, biopolymers, nanobiotechnology, pharmaceuticals and drug delivery systems, cell- and gene-therapy, 3D and hybrid printing, medical/dental devices, amongst others, as it pertains to the intricacies of the head and neck region/complex, including the oro-dental and cranio-maxillo-facial indications and applications. The significance of this issue lies in its potential to foster novel breakthroughs and bridge translational gaps in healthcare, surgery, dentistry, and bioengineering. Encompassing a diverse array of disciplines, from biomaterials and tissue engineering to nanotechnology and medical devices, this special issue will offer a platform for experts and researchers to share their insights into the latest advancements that hold the potential to revolutionize diagnostics, treatments, patient care, and quality of life. By bringing together multi-, inter-, and intra-disciplinary perspectives, the issue aims to catalyze collaboration, demonstrate, and inspire pioneering research, and ultimately enhance patient outcomes, their well-being and quality of life. This is an open call for contributions, inviting experts, researchers, and practitioners to share their groundbreaking research, insightful reviews, and forward-looking perspectives on the utilization of novel materials in addressing the intricate challenges and opportunities, within the head and neck domain. Join us in shaping the discourse on "Advances, Trends, and Prospects for Materials in the Head and Neck" and play a pivotal role in driving advancements that will redefine the boundaries of material science.


biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, medical devices, healthcare, surgery, dentistry, bioengineering.

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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