One of the great benefits of being an ACerS member is free access to the Society’s highly rated journals as well as online access to other journals from our publishing partner John Wiley & Sons.
For a limited time, even non-members can take advantage of free online access to two special editions of ACerS’ International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology. Currently in its 10th year, Int. J. of App. Ceramic Technol. has become an influential journal in the ceramics science area as measured by Thomson Reuters impact factor, ranking #7 out of 27 publications in the materials science ceramic category.
Both free-access issues of the Journal are available for a limited time from the Wiley Online Library, and both collect papers on specific topics to give interested readers easy access to information on events and technologies of interest.
The topical theme of the first, the Journal’s September/October issue, is Microwave and Electroceramic Materials. Readers can view and download 25 complete articles covering various aspects of microwave and electrocermic technology, plus 13 articles in the the General Topics section.
A selection of paper titles from the Microwave and Electroceramic Materials section includes:
- Hot-Pressing Method to Consolidate Gd3(Al,Ga)5O12:Ce Garnet Scintillator Powder for use in an X-ray CT Detector;
- Effect of Impurities and LiF Additive in Hot-Pressed Transparent Magnesium Aluminate Spinel;
- Structure and Microwave Dielectric Characteristics of Solid Solutions in SrNdAlO4-Sr2TiO4 System;
- Multilayer Ultrabroadband Piezocomposite Transducer: Fabrication and Characterization;
- Correlation between Sn substitution for Ti and Microwave Dielectric Properties of Magnesium Titanate Ceramics.
The Microwave and Electroceramics special issue will be available free online for the next year.
Also available online with free access is a bonus issue of the Journal that collects special presentations from the 4th International Congress on Ceramics, held in Chicago, Ill., July 15th –19th 2012. (The large photo above shows an ICC4 poster session; credit: ACerS.) Reflecting its importance in the ceramic science community, ICC4 was organized by ACerS and 34 other national and international ceramic organizations from around the world and attracted more than 500 attendees.
The event featured a “Shaping the Future of Ceramics” (pdf) wrap-up session with a series of talks on emerging opportunities for advanced ceramics in application areas ranging from autotomotve and aerospace to biomedicine, energy and environment, and nanotechnology. The session also included a presentation on workforce development challenges and opportunities in ceramic science as well as a recap of the 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit held in conjunction with ICC4.
It is these presentations that are collected in the special online issue. The CLS recap paper may be especially relevant as ACerS and ceramic industry leaders gear up for the 4th CLS, scheduled for April 7th–9th, 2014 in Baltimore, Md.
Of course, one way to assure free access to all ACerS journals all the time is to join. Regular dues are $120 per year, but for a limited time, subscribers to Ceramic Tech Today’s email newsletter can join for only $95. That works out to less than $8 per month, and it doesn’t even take into account all the other great benefits of ACerS membership!