You can now read the first issue of ACS Applied Electronic Materials, a new journal that publishes research on applications of electronic materials. The journal joins the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces portfolio alongside journals for researchers specializing in Bio Materials, Energy Materials, Nano Materials, and Polymer Materials.
“Electronic materials comprise the core elements that people use in their day-to-day lives. Ranging from daily electronics such as mobile phones, TVs, and computers to numerous fields such as robotics, automation, energy and healthcare, electronic materials are widely used in a variety of fields,” write Editor-in-Chief Professor Kirk S. Schanze and Deputy Editor Professor Hyun Jae Kim in an editorial in the journal’s first issue. That importance is why the journal was created.
The new journal publishes research on the design of functional electronic materials, combined with their significant applications. It works to integrate knowledge in the areas of materials science, engineering, optics, physics, and chemistry. 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 Materials & Interfaces Editor-in-Chief Kirk S. Schanze oversees the new journal, but Professor Hyun Jae Kim of Yonsei University will lead its editorial direction. Professor Kim has served as an Editorial Advisory Boards for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and is the author of more than 170 journal articles. His research focuses on thin-film transistors, flexible and transparent electronics, resistive random access memory, biosensors, photovoltaic devices, and photosensors.
The editorial team also includes a group of Associate Editors: Professor Suchi Guha from University of Missouri, Professor Ying-Hao Chu from National Chiao Tung University, and Professor Wei Ji from Renmin University of China. Like all ACS Publications journals, this new team will offer authors a high level of support, combined with high-quality reviews and quick turnaround times.