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Important links and contact details

Home page


Author guidelines


Editor in Chief

Joern Ritterbusch

Submission platform


Important journal information

Keywords and topics

Feature Articles, Rising Stars, Highlights, and Correspondences


Materials science

Aim and scope

Advanced Functional Materials (http://www.afm-journal.de) is an international peer-reviewed journal that covers all aspects of materials science. Categories of contribution accepted for the journal are Full Papers, Feature Articles, Rising Stars, Highlights, and Correspondences. Full Papers should represent novel research and significant advances in the field of materials science. Only manuscripts in English are accepted. Contributors should bear in mind the interdisciplinary nature of the readership, always emphasizing the importance of the topic to the materials science research community on the whole. No page charge is levied. The extra costs associated with colour figure reproduction are expected to be met in part by the author. The author will be advised of their expected colour cost contribution upon acceptance of their manuscript for publication. The author’s contribution can be waived if the author is unable to contribute their share of the costs and if the editor agrees colour reproduction is scientifically necessary. Reprints, PDF files, and cover posters can be ordered when the proofs of a manuscript are returned to the publisher. Reprint rates are available from the Editorial Office on request.

Important manuscript requirements

Type of articles

Full Papers

Language and spelling

American English