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.
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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

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  • 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.
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Manuscripts are submitted electronically through ScholarOne/Manuscript Central. Once you have decided that JACerS is the right journal for your work, and you have written you manuscript according to the aims and scopes and author instructions, click the "Submit Manuscript or Become a Reviewer" button to begin the submission process.

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