For more than 100 years, JACerS has published papers of enduring value and relevance to the science of ceramics and glasses or composites based on those materials.
JACerS is seeking candidates for editor. The term of this position begins in January 2020.
Demonstrated expertise is needed in one or more of the following areas: phase chemistry/defects/grain boundaries, magnetic materials, lead-free ceramics, electro-ceramics, nuclear materials and waste, electrochemistry/ionic transport. Experience in sol-gel synthesis, hydrothermal processes, glass processing, waste encapsulation, geopolymers, fluorescence, , coatings, photocatalysis, porous materials, nanomaterials, and ceramic-matrix composites are a plus.
Journal editors steward manuscripts through the review process including choosing and monitoring reviewers and making final accept/reject decisions. Previous experience editing high quality science-oriented journals is required. The Journal Editor is a part-time position and editors receive a stipend and/or travel budget.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to Jonathon Foreman, Managing Editor at email@example.com. Candidates who applied previously may send a note to update their prior submissions.
JACerS publishes reports on discovery, characterization, and analysis of new inorganic, non-metallic materials; synthesis methods; phase relationships; processing approaches; microstructure-property relationships; and functionalities. Of great interest are works that support understanding founded on fundamental principles using experimental, theoretical, or computational methods or combinations of those approaches. Read the complete Aims and Scopes.
William G. (Bill) Fahrenholtz, JACerS editor-in-chief, is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, specializing in processing, characterization, and thermodynamic analysis of ceramics. An ACerS Fellow, he has been involved for more than 30 years and previously chaired the ACerS Publications Committee.
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 JACerS, 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
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.
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 the "Submit Manuscript or Become a Reviewer" button to create or revise your account. Make sure your keywords are up-to-date to be invited to review manuscripts within your expertise. Include your ORCID number is listed in your account to receive credit for your articles and reviews.