The International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology (ACT) is devoted to the development and commercialization of engineered ceramic products and processes.

Volume 20 in 2023

ACT @ 20 is a celebration of ACT entering its 20th year and volume.  The editors have selected articles exemplifying the outstanding research ACT has published on twelve important topics in advanced ceramics. Click here or on the button above to see the great articles published over the years.

About ACT

Research featured in ACT explores performance optimization, barriers to commercialization, design and testing, environmental health issues, international standardization activities, databases, and cost models. Papers on design, research, and development that helps move ceramics from bench to production for all application areas are welcome. Read the complete Aims and Scopes.

Led by editor-in-chief Young-Wook Kim, ACT's editorial board comprises experts from industry, government, and academia.

Young-Wook is Professor of Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Seoul. His research interests include microstructural control of nonoxide ceramics, processing and the mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of SiC ceramics, and processing of polysiloxane-derived ceramics. Young-Wook is a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society and has been a member of the Engineering Ceramics Division since 1993.

Information Resources

Reading journal content

  • ACerS members have free access to all articles published in the ACerS journals. Go to the Member Access page or ACerS Publication Central to get started.
  • Nonmembers can access journal content via a number of paid routes. Select the “Access Articles” link for more information

Writing journal articles

  • The ACerS journal editors have adopted a single-document policy for initial manuscript submissions. Fully formatted files are required upon acceptance of the manuscripts.  Select the “Author Instructions” link for complete instructions
  • ACerS maintains the highest level of publication ethics. We accept only original work that properly attributes others’ work, be it from co-authors or prior art.
  • Prior to submitting your work to ACT, you should review the aims and scopes to make certain your work meets our high standards for acceptance and publication

Reusing content and other concerns

  • Reusing content from the ACerS journals may require you to get permission to reproduce. Our publishing partner, Wiley, manages this relatively simple process and the button on the sidebar provides instructions for requesting permissions.
  • Minor concerns about article content such as requesting a correction to your own work or that of others should be addressed to the authors or the journal’s editor-in-chief. If a public comment or correction are warranted, you can submit these through the manuscript submission process.
  • Major concerns/potential plagiarism. ACerS takes all questions of plagiarism very seriously and the process for addressing these is on the Publication Ethics page.

Submitting Manuscripts or Becoming a Referee/Reviewer

Summary - Establish accounts on these services and associate your articles and reviews with them to begin your journey as an ACT author and reviewer

Authoring and reviewing manuscripts are important for your scholarly career. We highly recommend beginning this journey by establishing your digital publishing footprint (persistent identifiers). ACerS, Wiley, and most publishers and organizations supporting scholarly publishing use persistent identifiers to connect your work (authoring and reviewing articles) to you. This is particularly important where your name is similar (or identical) to another author.

The first step is having an ORCID persistent personal identifier. Click the ORCID account button to create or update your personal account.  As you establish and maintain your other publishing accounts, make sure to add your ORCID to those accounts.  If you have already authored or co-authored articles, you can and should add those articles to your ORCID account.

The ACerS journals encourage you to maintain a record of your reviews on the Web of Science (WoS) Reviewer Recognition Service. Our manuscript review management software uses this service to provide a list of highly qualified referees to our editors. Click on Web of Science signup to establish or update your account with Clarivate (the owner of WoS).  Associating your ORCID with this account enables WoS to include your articles in their database of your expertise. As with your ORCID, we highly recommend associating your reviews with this account. Prior reviews can be added manually and future reviews for ACerS journals can be recorded automatically during your review.

The ACT manuscript review process is managed through ScholarOne/Manuscript Central. Having a complete profile on the ACT ScholarOne site helps our editors see where you have already contributed to our journals, which enhances your prospects as a reviewer. Click the "ACT ScholarOne account" button to create or revise your ACTScholarOne account.  Add your ORCID and use the most important keywords to describe your expertise.

As of January 2024, ACT authors submit manuscripts via Wiley's Research Exchange (ReX) website.  ReX substantially simplifies the submission process because it uses artificial intelligence tools to extract important metadata directly from the uploaded manuscript. ReX submits the information to ScholarOne on your behalf.  Click on "ReX account" button to create your Wiley Online account, submit your manuscript, or check your ReX submissions' status. Note that the email address used for Wiley Online should match the ScholarOne email for best results.