International Journal of Ceramic Engineering & Science is ACerS peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of research, development, processing, manufacturing, and use of ceramic and related materials, assemblies, and systems. Now indexed on Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Learn more about IJCES and the benefits of open access in this AZO Materials interview with editor-in-chief Ricardo Castro.

IJCES is the official journal from The American Ceramic Society to publish conference papers. As Conference Proceedings have been phased out by ACerS, IJCES has replaced with benefits of fully indexed papers for higher impact to the authorship.

Among the conferences served by IJCES are MS&T, ICACC, MCARE, and UNITECR.

Upcoming Meetings

NEW Publish your presentations from Alkali Activated Materials and Geopolymers: Sustainable Construction Materials and Ceramics Made Under Ambient Conditions in IJCES.  The conference is being held May 28 - June 2, 2023 in Calabria, Italy.

Submit your manuscript to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijces.Submission deadline August 1, 2023 Please feel free to submit sooner for early publication!
Mention "Alkali Activated Materials and Geopolymers"  in the cover letter and in the "special issue" submission question.

Article processing/publication charges not paid by agreements with Wiley will be discounted 20%. A small number of waivers are available for those without funding.


This comprehensive and international journal provides a platform to communicate discoveries and contributions from academics and industry. The journal welcomes contributions targeting fundamental scientific questions, as well as application oriented systematic works.

This new, Gold Open Access journal is led by Ricardo H.R. Castro, professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Davis. His work focuses on providing fundamental understanding of ceramic nanomaterials and their behavior during sintering and operation at extreme environments, such as high temperatures and irradiation. Castro has received the Robert L. Coble Award by The American Ceramic Society and the Global Young Investigator Award by its Engineering Ceramics Division, among other important national and international awards.

Suitability of the paper to the Journal is guided by the topic (a broad ceramic/glass audience) but also on the following questions:

  • Does the work describe experimental methods and/or models with appropriate detail for reader comprehension?
  • Does it provide sufficient evidence/data to support conclusions?
  • Are the references relevant and appropriately reflect the existing literature?
  • Are the results discussed in the context of the literature and their benefits to the field and/or to the global community?

Read the full aims and scopes here.

Information Resources

Reading journal content

  • As a Gold Open Access Journal, all articles are immediately and freely available according to the creative commons CC-BY license

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 IJCES, 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

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

Reviewing manuscripts is an excellent way to improve your own writing skills and scholarly reputation. Your author account is also your referee/reviewer account for the ACerS journal family.

Click "Submit Manuscript or Become a Reviewer" to create or revise your account. Make sure your keywords are up-to-date to be invited to review manuscripts within your expertise. Make sure your ORCID number is listed in your account to receive credit for your articles and reviews.