Journal of Magnesium and Alloys (JMA) (abbreviation: J. Magnes. Alloy) is the first academic journal focusing on magnesium and magnesium alloys. JMA published by Elsevier is sponsored by the National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys (CCMg), Chongqing University and Chinese Committee for Magnesium and its Application (CCMA). Prof. Changxu Shi serves as honorary editor-in-chief and Prof. Fusheng Pan (the director of the CCMg) serves as the editor-in-chief. The editorial board members consist of world-distinguished experts in the field of magnesium and its alloys from more than 10 countries, including the president of International Magnesium Association, the chairman of the Korean Materials Society, the member of the American Academy of Engineering, the editor-in-chief of Acta Mater and Mater Sci Eng A, etc..
JMA has been officially launched as a quarterly journal since March 2013,and five issues have been successfully published up to now. About 50% of the papers published on JMA were from countries other than China. A number of important magnesium alloy research institutions in the world have published papers in JMA. 45 academic papers were published on JMA in 2013 and attracted great attention in the world. By December 2013, the 45 papers have been downloaded for 13,341 times, including 5403times from the United States (40.5% of the total downloads, ranked first in the world) and 3774 times from China (28.3% of the total downloads). Moreover, the citations of the JMA published papers in SCI database is also steadily increasing, which shows a good development trend overall.
On April 10, 2014, the Chief Editor, Prof. Fusheng Pan and executive Associate Editor, Prof. Xiaodong Peng reported and communicated on JMA with Mr. James Testa, who is the global vice president of Emeritus Editorial Development & Publisher Relations, Thomson Reuters. Mr. James Testa fully affirmed the operation of JMA and its international influence. Besides, he gave some important suggestions on the future development of JMA and suggested JMA to apply for systematic evaluation by SCI. JMA would strive to become an SCI-indexed journal and try to be indexed from the first issue.