We are pleased to announce Online First, a feature for online publication of all accepted papers and proofed articles. It allows final revision articles to be hosted online before their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue.
Once an Online First article is assigned to its final issue and given its bibliographic data: volume, issue, page numbers, it will appear in the main archive page rather than the Online First page.
Online First articles could be changed only for minor corrections.
These articles are searchable and citable by their DOI (Digital Object Identifier). With Online First publication the time it takes for critical discoveries to reach the research community is significantly reduced.
Editorial Board of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering