At the Forefront of Chemical Engineering Research Since 1909
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (I&ECR), originally titled the Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (I&EC), was the third journal launched by the American Chemical Society (ACS), after Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) and The Journal of Physical Chemistry.
The journal was first published in 1909, the same year that:
- William Howard Taft was sworn in as 27th President of the United States
- Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch demonstrated their process for nitrogen fixation
- Søren Peder Lauritz Sørensen introduced the concept of pH
- Leo Baekeland patented the first thermo-setting plastic, launching the plastics industry
ACS Publications might be biased, but we believe I&ECR’s inaugural 1909 volume to be up there with these historical events!
To celebrate eleven decades of scientific research and communication, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief Phillip E. Savage published an Editorial in January thanking authors, reviewers, editors, and readers. “We very much appreciate the confidence that our global community of authors and readers show in I&EC Research as the journal of choice for their best work in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. Indeed, the esteemed history of I&EC Research demonstrates that it is attuned to the needs of its readers and able to lead and adapt to changes in chemical engineering research,” he wrote.
How is I&ECR planning to celebrate 110 Years?
To kick things off, we encourage you to click the below timeline to download a full-sized copy.