The International Journal of Applied Glass Science (IJAGS) is an indispensable source of information from glass science and engineering research aimed at meeting the challenges of using glass and related materials in consumer, commercial and industrial applications.


IJAGS publishes high-impact articles that broadly encompass experimental investigations and modeling of material characteristics aimed at specific applications, along with well-evidenced studies of product and process optimization and scale-up. IJAGS is of critical value to the work of scientists, engineers, educators, students, as well as organizations that study the manufacture and utilization of glass, glass-ceramics, and composite materials to take advantage of the unique properties and behaviors of the most adaptable material – glass. Read the complete Aims and Scopes.

IJAGS Editor-in-Chief Mario Affatigato holds the Fran Allison and Francis Halpin professorship in physics at Coe College He focuses on the relationship between the optical properties and structure of glassy materials and exotic manufacturing methods, using oxide glasses, especially vanadates, borates, and samples with heavy metals.  He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, and past chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division.

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 information.
  • 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 IJAGS, 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 editors-in-chief. If a public comment or correction are warranted, you can submit these through the manuscript submission process, see below.
  • 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 IJAGS 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 IJAGS manuscript review process is managed through ScholarOne/Manuscript Central. Having a complete profile on the JACerS ScholarOne site helps our editors see where you have already contributed to our journals, which enhances your prospects as a reviewer. Click the "IJAGS ScholarOne account" button to create or revise your IJAGS ScholarOne account.  Add your ORCID and use the most important keywords to describe your expertise.

As of January 2024, IJAGS 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.