IOM3 offers a range of publications for professionals in materials, minerals and mining:

Member magazines

Materials World is the IOM3 monthly members' magazine, specifically devoted to the engineering materials cycle, from mining and extraction, through processing and application, to recycling and recovery. Editorially, it embraces the whole spectrum of materials and minerals – metals, plastics, polymers, rubber, composites, ceramics and glasses – with particular emphasis on advanced technologies, latest developments and new applications, giving prominence to the topics that are of fundamental importance to those in industry. Materials World carries display and recruitment advertising - job vacancies are also posted online.

Clay Technology is the quarterly magazine of ICTa, an association of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, focusing on clay products such as tiles, pipes and bricks, innovative use of heavy clay products, and people within the industry. The magazine includes features, news from the industry, economic updates and event previews.

Every IOM3 member is entitled to a free subscription to either Materials World  or Clay Technology. These magazines are also available by subscription.

Refereed Journals

The Institute's refereed journals are published by Taylor & Francis and include the following:

  • Applied Earth Science (IMM Transactions section B)
  • Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics
  • Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology (formerly British Corrosion Journal)
  • Energy Materials: Materials Science & Engineering for Energy Systems
  • Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
  • International Heat Treatment & Surface Engineering
  • International Materials Reviews
  • International Wood Products Journal (formerly Journal of the Institute of Wood Science)
  • Ironmaking & Steelmaking
  • Materials Research Innovations
  • Materials Science & Technology
  • Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (IMM Transactions section C)
  • Mining Technology (IMM Transactions section A)
  • Plastics, Rubber & Composites: Macromolecular Engineering
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Science & Technology of Welding & Joining
  • Steel World
  • Surface Engineering
  • Tribology – Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces 

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    IOM3 members have free online access to all journals.


    IOM3 materials science books are now distributed through CRC Press. IOM3 members can take advantage of a 20% discount on all titles on Simply use discount code IOM16 at time of checkout. Phone orders can be placed through our Corporate Sales Manager at +44 (20) 337 73178.

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    Conference proceedings

    Selected proceedings and papers from events organised by the Institute are available through our Library Services.

    IOM3 members have access to Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) conference proceedings via this page.

    Immage database

    IOM3 is responsible for publishing IMMAGE, the world's foremost reference database of abstracts and citations of scientific and engineering literature for the international minerals industry.

    IMMAGE database


    IOM3 members have free access to over 126,000 mining and minerals related documents via OneMine, a collaborative effort among multiple societies, including IOM3, to gather the world's most comprehensive collection of mining and minerals based research in one place. This aggregate includes:

    • Technical Documents
    • Conference Papers
    • Articles
    • Pre-prints
    • Late Papers

    Access OneMine via the link on this page (IOM3 member access only)

    Digital library

    Our digital library offers a selection of journals, books and conference proceedings. Documents covered are all published by the Institute or predecessor organisations such as the Iron and Steel Institute, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Institution of Mining Engineers, Institute of Ceramics, Institute of Wood Science or published by IOM Communications Ltd. This is an on-going project and new publications will be added on a regular basis.

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