If you’re a chemist focused on applied polymer materials or applied electronic materials, your research has a new home. The newest members of the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces line of journals, ACS Applied Electronic Materials and ACS Applied Polymer Materials, are now accepting submissions. The journals expect to publish their first articles online before the end of 2018.
Professor Kirk Schanze, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, oversees the editorial teams for both new journals, bringing the number of journals under his supervision to six. Professor Hyun Jae Kim of Yonsei University in South Korea is ACS Applied Electronic Materials’ first-ever Deputy Editor. Professor Jodie Lutkenhaus of Texas A&M University is the inaugural Deputy Editor for ACS Applied Polymer Materials.
ACS Applied Electronic Materials publishes reports of new and original experimental and theoretical research of an applied nature that integrate knowledge in the areas of materials science, engineering, optics, physics, and chemistry into important applications of electronic materials. Sample research topics that span the journal’s scope are inorganic, organic, ionic and polymeric materials with properties that include conducting, semiconducting, superconducting, insulating, dielectric, magnetic, optoelectronic, piezoelectric, ferroelectric and thermoelectric.
“ACS Applied Electronic Materials will serve discussions of new and unique research for electronic material science with advancing applications. We look forward to receiving high-quality manuscripts on all aspects of electronic materials for emerging applications, which have conducting, semiconducting, insulating, dielectric, magnetic, optoelectronic, piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and thermoelectric properties,” said Kim.
ACS Applied Polymer Materials focuses on reports of new and original experimental and theoretical research of an applied nature that integrates fundamental knowledge in the areas of materials, engineering, physics, bioscience, polymer science, and chemistry into important polymer applications. The journal is specifically interested in work that addresses relationships among structure, processing, morphology, chemistry, properties, and function as well as work that provide insights into mechanisms critical to the performance of the polymer for applications. Sample research topics that span the journal’s scope are polymer applications in energy storage and conversion, separations, membranes, adhesives, functional coatings, sensing, adaptive and reconfigurable materials, electronics, photonics, biomaterials, and nanocomposites. The journal also considers novel approaches to the synthesis of new and existing polymers that are designed for specific applications.
“ACS Applied Polymer Materials will provide a timely forum for the intersection of polymer science with application, highlighting the unique role polymers can provide. We are especially interested in work addressing relationships among chemistry, structure, processing, morphology, properties, and function as well as work that provide insights into mechanisms critical to the performance for that application,” said Lutkenhaus.
“Given the global chemistry community’s positive response to our expanded materials science portfolio, we are excited to introduce these two new journals showcasing the development of new electronic materials and polymers,” says James Milne, Ph.D., senior vice president, Journals Publishing Group at ACS Publications. “As always, it is our continuous mission to serve the research community with the most-trusted, most-cited and most-read research across the applied materials sciences.”