Molecular magnetism is a truly multidisciplinary field of research, and molecular magnetic materials have attracted much attention due to their potential applications, such as data storage devices, quantum computing, magnetic refrigerant, magnetic switches, and many more. Concerted efforts from synthetic and structural chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and theoreticians made possible incredible advances in this field in recent years.

Notably, the design principles of these molecules and molecular materials often fail to correlate with the predicted or exhibited properties, and much room for understanding remains. This Virtual Special Issue of Crystal Growth & Design on “Molecular Magnets and Switchable Magnetic Materials” aims to assist in providing the latest updates and addressing the ongoing challenges.

Topics in this special issue will primarily include, but are not limited to:

  • Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs)
  • Single-Ion Magnets (SIMs)
  • Single-Chain Magnets (SCMs)
  • Spin-Crossover (SCO) and Related Phenomena
  • Valence Tautomerism (VT)
  • Spin Frustration
  • Magneto-Caloric Effects (MCE)
  • Stimuli-Responsive Molecular Magnetic Materials
  • Magnetic Nanoparticles, Magnetic Metal-Organic Frameworks
  • Magnetism in Organic Radicals
  • Magnetic Exchanges in Multi-Metallic Complexes

Submit your manuscript for consideration now


  • Professor Jonathan W. Steed, Durham University (United Kingdom)

Guest Editors:

  • Professor Malcolm Halcrow, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
  • Professor Sanjit Konar, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (India)
  • Professor Birgit Weber, University of Bayreuth (Germany)
  • Professor Masahiro Yamashita, Tohoku University (Japan) and Nankai University (China)

Author Instructions:

To submit your manuscript, visit the Crystal Growth & Design website. Please follow the procedures for manuscript submission and, in the ACS Paragon Plus submission site, select the special issue “Molecular Magnets and Switchable Magnetic Materials.” All manuscripts will undergo rigorous editorial peer review. For additional submission instructions, please see the Crystal Growth & Design Author Guidelines.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2022. Submit your manuscript now.

Want the latest stories delivered to your inbox each month?