1. Essential Science Indicators（ESI）is an analytical database established by Clarivate Analytics based on academic literature and references collected from the Web of Science core collection. It categorizes journals into 22 subject areas, including MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING R: REPORTS.
2. MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING R: REPORTS publishes invited review articles covering various aspects of materials science and engineering. These reviews provide critical evaluations of current issues in specific areas of interest to materials scientists.
3. The editorial policy of MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING R: REPORTS serves readers in two ways: by providing critical overviews of specific areas of interest to materials scientists, and by offering valuable guidance through extensive reference lists included in each review article. The journal's editorial committee consists of distinguished scientists in their respective disciplines who determine the topics of interest and invite qualified authors to contribute reviews.