Acta Metallurgica Sinica is a special journal focusing on metallurgy and metal materials, started in 1956, authorized by Chinese Association of Science and Technology, sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Metals, and undertaken by Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, published by Science Press. Professor Lee Xsun, a world-leading scientist in metal materials, acted as the first editor-in-chief of the journal. The current editor-in-chief is Professor Ke Jun, a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Shi Changxu, a former member of Chinese Academy of Science, had been the honor editor-in-chief.
Acta Metallurgica Sinica mainly publishes original research papers and also invited review papers in the field of metallurgy, materials science and engineering. It is a core journal in China with a long history and high academic impact.
Since the establishment of the journal, Acta Metallurgica Sinica has firmly followed the correct publication guidance, implemented thoroughly all the policies and rules from the party and the government, served to the economy and the modernization of science and technology, and contributed significantly to the advancement of metallurgy and materials industry in China.
With the continuous improvement of the quality of the papers published, Acta Metallurgica Sinica has become an internationally known and national core journal that reflects the state-of-the-art research in the field of metallurgy and material science performed in China. The journal has been included in many important national and international indexing systems such as SCI, EI, CA, SA, AJ and JICST.
According to the statistics data about the citation and impact factor reported from SCI and Institute of Science information in China, Acta Metallurgica Sinica is a top journal in China in the field of metallurgy and materials science, which makes it in the scope of high-impact journals in China. Among all the Chinese journals in the field of metallurgy and materials science included by SCI, Acta Metallurgica Sinica is one of a very few journals with their citations in top 30% and impact factor in top 50% out of all such journals in the world.