For more than 100 years, Journal of the American Ceramic Society (JACerS) has published papers of enduring value and relevance to the science of ceramics, glasses, and composites based on those materials.

2nd Century Trailblazers Special Issue Published

As the Journal of the American Ceramic Society continues into its next 100 years, we remain committed to bringing to light the impactful work of researchers, both established and emerging. In line with this goal, we have now published the inaugural JACerS 2nd Century Trailblazers special issue. In this issue you will find 43 outstanding articles written by up and coming ceramics and glass researchers in the early stages of their careers.

Special issues for 2024-2025

The editors have ambitious plans for four special issues

  • ACerS Rising Stars - a pan-journal showcase for graduate student and post-doc research
  • Computational Ceramics - modeling, simulation, and data science for ceramics and glasses
  • Dislocations - led by our 2nd Century Trailblazer Xufei Fang
  • Bioactive Ceramics, Glass and Glass-ceramics - updating this most important topic

About JACerS

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.

John Mauro, editor-in-chief, is Dorothy Pate Enright Professor in the MSE Department at Penn State. A world-recognized expert in glass science, he invented or was co-inventor of three generations of Corning Gorilla Glass products. He is an ACerS Fellow, former chair of ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division, and a JACerS editor.

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 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

Summary - Establish accounts on these services and associate your articles and reviews with them to begin your journey as a JACerS 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 JACerS 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 "JACerS ScholarOne account" button to create or revise your JACerS ScholarOne account.  Add your ORCID and use the most important keywords to describe your expertise.

As of January 2024, JACerS 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.