In its first 12 issues, the journal has published more than 400 Letters, Reviews, Perspectives, Viewpoints, and Energy Focus articles – and has done so with impressive speed. The average processing time for ACS Energy Letters –from submission to publication with pagination – for Letters manuscripts is just 37 days.
“The journey during the first year has been a rewarding experience,” says Editor-in-Chief Prashant Kamat. “Our success during the first year is due to the high scientific quality papers we received from leading research groups around the world. On behalf of all our editors I would like to thank our authors and reviewers for their enthusiastic support in establishing ACS Energy Letters as one of the premier journals in energy research.”
Energy Express – A New Manuscript Type for Communicating Results Faster
To further its mission of providing the energy research community with top-quality breakthrough science as quickly as possible, ACS Energy Letters is launching a new manuscript type called Energy Express. This new feature will allow authors to publish breakthrough preliminary findings with great speed.
Papers considered for Energy Express are those that represent major breakthroughs, urgency, and broad interest. Energy Express articles are short communications (1-2 pages), consisting of one scheme or illustration as TOC, two graphics with one set of results/analysis. Having first established their initial results in an ACS Energy Letters, this new feature will allow authors to continue their ongoing investigation and publish the detailed findings in a follow-up article.
The journal’s latest issue – Volume 2, Issue 7 – contains two Energy Express articles:
- Existence of a Size-Dependent Stokes Shift in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals by Michael C. Brennan, Jessica Zinna, and Masaru Kuno
- Suppressed Ion Migration in Low-Dimensional Perovskites by Yun Lin, Yang Bai, Yanjun Fang, Qi Wang, Yehao Deng, and Jinsong Huang
Each day ACS Publications makes one article open access through ACS Editors’ Choice and the community of ACS journal editors from around the world. In its first 12 issues, ACS Energy Letters has had 10 ACS Editors’ Choice articles:
- Electrochemical Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide by Joseph H. Rheinhard, Poonam Singh, Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, and Daniel A. Buttry
- Low-Dimensional-Networked Metal Halide Perovskites: The Next Big Thing by Makhsud I. Saidaminov, Omar F. Mohammed , and Osman M. Bakr
- Beyond Colloidal Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: Analogous Metal Halides and Doping by Abhishek Swarnkar, Vikash Kumar Ravi, and Angshuman Nag
- Fluoroethylene Carbonate as an Important Component for the Formation of an Effective Solid Electrolyte Interphase on Anodes and Cathodes for Advanced Li-Ion Batteries by Elena Markevich, Gregory Salitra, and Doron Aurbach
- Defect-Assisted Photoinduced Halide Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskite Thin Films by Alex J. Barker , Aditya Sadhanala , Felix Deschler, Marina Gandini, Satyaprasad P. Senanayak, Phoebe M. Pearce, Edoardo Mosconi, Andrew J. Pearson, Yue Wu, Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada, Tomas Leijtens, Filippo De Angelis , Siân E. Dutton, Annamaria Petrozza , and Richard H. Friend
- Kinetic Control of Perovskite Thin-Film Morphology and Application in Printable Light-Emitting Diodes by Prashant Kumar, Baodan Zhao, Richard H. Friend, Aditya Sadhanala, and K.S. Narayan
- Toward Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells by Feliciano Giustino and Henry J. Snaith
- N-Methylformamide as a Source of Methylammonium Ions in the Synthesis of Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals and Bulk Crystals by Javad Shamsi, Ahmed L. Abdelhady, Sara Accornero, Milena Arciniegas, Luca Goldoni, Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada, Annamaria Petrozza, and Liberato Manna
- Solution-Processed Air-Stable Mesoscopic Selenium Solar Cells by Menghua Zhu, Feng Hao, Lin Ma, Tze-Bin Song, Claire E. Miller, Michael R. Wasielewski, Xin Li, and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis
- What’s so Hot about Electrons in Metal Nanoparticles? by Gregory V Hartland, Lucas Besteiro, Paul Johns, and Alexander O. Govorov
The journal has also published 44 open access articles through ACS AuthorChoice, which allows authors to pay a fee to make their accepted articles open access immediately or after 12 months. The generous ACS Author Rewards credits offered by ACS Publications, which expire at the end of 2017, were helpful in making these articles open access, says Kamat. He encourages all ACS Energy Letters authors to consider making their articles open access if they can.
“Authors get more exposure for their research by making their published work open access,” Kamat says. “A majority of the Most-Read articles in ACS Energy Letters are open access.”
Virtual Issues and Videos
Another way ACS Energy Letters authors can increase exposure to their research is by explaining their published Perspectives and Reviews in a video. In the journal’s Perspective and Review Videos authors break down their articles to help the community better understand the topic and its significance.
Since publishing its inaugural issue, ACS Energy Letters has also published two virtual issues in partnership with other ACS Publications journals:
- “Lead-Free Metal Halide Perovskites” with Chemistry of Materials and The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
- “Redox Flow Batteries” with ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and Chemistry of Materials
Help Accelerate Energy Research with ACS Energy Letters
“ACS Energy Letters is committed to publishing both Letters and Energy Express articles with great speed,” says Kamat. “Whereas the letters offer a platform to discuss in-depth studies, the newly introduced Energy Express articles help to establish precedence for newly found phenomenon with an even greater speed of publication. Authors who would like to quickly disseminate their newly discovered energy research finding to the broader scientific community will find the speedy publication feature of Energy Express extremely useful.”