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 Initiative

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 are seeking nominations for the inaugural JACerS 2nd Century Trailblazers special issue. The aim of this initiative is to recognize the accomplishments and promise of researchers in the early stages of their careers and draw international attention to the work they are doing.

Click on the link or button above for more information and to submit nominations.  Hurry because the nomination period closes January 15, 2023.

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

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.