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Now that we are halfway through 2020, it’s time for another round of ACerS journal news and tips!

Hot off the presses—“Women in Glass” IJAGS issue freely available for limited time

The “Women in Glass” special issue of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science is available online. With the goal of “breaking the glass ceiling,” the issue is comprised of 17 articles, with 13 written exclusively by women authors.

According to the issue’s editors, Alicia Durán (Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio – CSIC), Lili Hu (Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, CAS), and Kathleen A. Richardson (University of Central Florida), “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a scientific journal in material science has dedicated a full issue to women researchers. We are thrilled to be the first and expect this is only the beginning of a new culture of integrating gender equality in the core of science world.”

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ACerS is dedicated to fostering greater inclusiveness within our fields and industries. Diversity makes sense not only for social justice but also for governance and economics. Including people with diverse backgrounds and experiences raises creativity, provides new perspectives, and gives voice to all sectors of the world that yearn to participate in building a brighter future for everyone.

To celebrate the accomplishments of the editors and authors of the “Women in Glass” special issue, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access through the months of June and July. We hope you will take advantage of this offer.

New Topical Collection: Advances in ceramic fabrication methods

The editors of our journals choose articles to highlight the newest developments in specific areas of interest. The articles, which are published in any of ACerS four journals, are gathered into Topical Collections, which can be found at https://ceramics.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/topical_collections.

The newest Topical Collection highlights “Recent Advances in Ceramic Fabrication Methods,” as reported in ACT. These articles demonstrate how applied scientists and engineers are working to validate and optimize techniques developed in research labs so they can be used as production methods for industry.

Latest issues for ACT, JACerS, and IJCES

ACT: July/August issue with a variety of articles on key engineered ceramics processing and property evaluations: energy, bio/healthcare, photocatalysis, communications, and more.

JACerS: Special July 2020 issue from the 25th International Congress on Glass 2019. Curated by guest editors Doris Möncke and Morten Smedskjaer, this issue highlights the best work presented in Boston at the triennial global conference on glass science and engineering.

IJCES: May 2020 issue features the perspective on the use of graphene in tissue regeneration by Cato Laurencin.

Examples of various graphene-based biomaterial applications in tissue and organ regenerative engineering. Credit: Laurencin and Daneshmandi, International Journal of Ceramic Engineering & Science (CC BY 4.0)