This year marks ACS Sensors’ 5th Anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, the journal is producing a Virtual Issue collection. Issues will be released periodically throughout the year.
ACS Sensors’ 5th Anniversary Virtual Issue Collection Series
This series of Virtual Issues will focus on the People of ACS Sensors, which the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Professor Justin Gooding, suggests are pivotal to the journal’s success. Here are the planned Virtual Issues:
- Giants in Sensing
- Emerging Investigators in Sensing
- Sensors & Industry
- Editorial Advisory Board
Read the Editorial for more information about the 5th Anniversary Collection.
Looking Back on the Last Five Years
When the journal launched in 2015, the goal of the editorial team was to provide a top forum to publish all aspects of sensing from the conceptual to the applied, for chemists, engineers, physicists, and biologists. The ACS Sensors’ team achieved that far sooner than they anticipated.
“Five years ago, ACS Sensors did not exist. Now it is the fourth-ranked analytical chemistry journal and the second-ranked journal that publishes primary research based on the impact factor of 6.944,” Professor Gooding said. Submissions this year are also expected to exceed 3,000.
The team’s other main goal was to convince the sensor science community that ACS Sensors was their journal; that it was published for them so that they have a venue they trust and respect for their best work. Personalized outreach, in-person events, and receptions have been key to building that sense of community.
In the next five years, Professor Gooding plans to “continue to strengthen the journal and its brand as the prestige venue to publish sensing papers.” The ACS Sensors Team does not plan on adjusting the scope, which they believe played a large part in the success of the journal in building its community. Professor Gooding does, however, plan to further diversify the journal, from increasing gender representation on the board to increasing topic diversity within the ACS Sensor’s editors, especially in terms of gas sensing, plasmonic sensing, and devices.
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