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    Chinese journal Rare Metal Materials and Engineering is a comprehensive publication of science and technology, presenting research, development, production and application of rare metal materials, monthly published. It started publication in 1970, is distributed at home and abroad. The integral code of the journal is CN61-1154 in China, and the international standard serial number is 1002-185X. It is sponsored by the Nonferrous Metals Society of China (NFSCO), Chinese Materials Research Society (C-MRS) and Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research (NIN), published by Science Press.
      The leading board of the journal is an editorial
committee consisting of 14 academicians and 7 foreign professors and dozens of experts. Prof. Changxu Shi, a well-known academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), is invited as the counselor; and Prof. Zhou Lian, an academician of CAE, is the president of the committee, while the editor-in-chief is Prof. Weihong Yin.
    Rare Metal Materials and Engineering has developed to be an influential publication in the international science & technology information circles and in domestic academic community. The impact factor of the journal in 2005 was 1.184, ranking the first in the metallurgy and metal technology category of Chinese journals.
    The journal is covered in the worldwide famous citation index system including SCI (USA), SA (UK), EI (USA), CA (USA), Bulletin of Japanese Scientific and Technological Literature, AJ (Russia), MA (USA) etc.. It is employed in Journal of Statistic Analysis of Scientific and Technological Periodicals (China), Chinese Key Periodical and Science Citation Index Database (China) etc.
    The journal won the first prize for China National Periodicals and the first grade prize for Excellent Scientific and Technological Periodical of China as well as the Special Funds for the Excellent Journals from China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).