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Biomaterials for Innate Immunity collection

Read the new collection in Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Materials Advances

We are delighted to introduce our new themed collection focusing on biomaterials for innate immunity!

Guest Edited by Assistant Professor Erika Moore (University of Maryland, USA) and Assistant Professor Shreya Raghavan (Texas A&M University, USA)

This collection features research covering application of biomaterials engineered to study innate immune function or modulate phenotypes of immune cells in regeneration and disease.

 

 

A small selection of the papers are featured below:

Single-cell analysis of innate immune cell mechanics: an application to cancer immunology
Tom M.J. Evers, Antoinette van Weverwijk, Karin E. de Visser and Alireza Mashaghi
Mater. Adv., 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MA01107K

Galactomannan-graft-poly(methyl methacrylate) nanoparticles induce an anti-inflammatory phenotype in human macrophages
Alejandro Sosnik, Ivan Zlotver and Ella Peled
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2023, 11, 8471-8483, DOI: 10.1039/D3TB01397A

Engineering in vitro models of cystic fibrosis lung disease using neutrophil extracellular trap inspired biomaterials
Allison Boboltz, Sydney Yang and Gregg A. Duncan
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2023,11, 9419-9430, DOI: 10.1039/D3TB01489D

 

We hope you enjoy reading this themed collection!

 

Did you know?

At Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Materials Advances, our themed collections are built by collaboration between our Guest Editors and expert Associate Editors. Our Guest Editors guide the scope and curate the contributions in our collections but all submissions are handled through peer review by our team of resident Associate Editors. This means that as an author you receive a consistent experience, and as a reader you can trust the quality of the science being presented.

If you have an idea for a topical collection in your research field, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch here.

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Open call for papers: Nanomaterials for a sustainable future: From materials to devices and systems

Open call for papers – Nanomaterials for a sustainable future

Submit your work before 2 September 2024

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Nanoscale are pleased to announce an open call for papers to a cross-journal themed collection on ‘Nanomaterials for a sustainable future: From materials to devices and systems’

This collection is being guest edited by Professor Guohua Jia (Curtin University, Australia), Professor Hongxia Wang (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Professor Xuyong Yang (Shanghai University, China), Professor Lina Quan (Virginia Tech, USA) and Professor Yun Liu (Australian National University, Australia).

Headshots of Guest Editors (left to right): Guohua Jia, Hongxia Wang, Xuyong Yang, Lina Quan, Yun LiuAs modern society’s demand for energy continues to grow, the development of nanomaterials for reducing energy consumption and generating and storing energy is becoming increasingly important. With advances in synthesis methods and theoretical simulations of nanomaterials, attention has turned to how nanomaterials can be rationally designed and synthesized, transformed into energy devices, and ultimately, how devices (such as solar cells, batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, light-emitting diodes, photodetectors etc.) can be integrated into systems to tackle real global challenges.

Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multifunctional materials (electrical, magnetic, electrochemical, optical, and mechanical materials, etc.)
  • Quantum materials (quantum dots, 2D materials, photonics materials, etc.)
  • Energy materials (materials for catalysis, CO2 reduction, batteries, hydrogen and solar energy conversion, etc.)
  • Materials chemistry calculations (DFT and molecular dynamic simulation and modelling, machine learning assisted design and materials screening, etc.)
  • Materials for environment (materials for environment protection, pollutants and toxic products, treatment, environmental remediation, etc.)
  • Advanced characterization methods for materials (in-situ Raman, NMR, XRD; synchrotron radiation, neutron diffraction, atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, etc.)

Submissions deadline on 2 September 2024

This Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Nanoscale collection will capture the cutting-edge innovations in nanomaterials synthesis, simulation, device fabrication, and system integration that are driving this field forward. 


How to submit

Articles can be submitted at any time before the deadline via our online submission system to any of the participating journals. Please see the journals’ webpages linked above for more information on their scope, standards, article types and author guidelines and for more information on how to submit.

For this collection, we strongly encourage primary research in the way of Full Papers or Communications. If you are interested in submitting a review-type article, please check with the Editorial Office first for pre-approval and to avoid topic overlap.

All manuscripts will undergo the normal initial assessment and peer review processes, if appropriate, in line with the journal’s high standards, managed by the journal editors. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are published and they will be featured in a regular issue of the relevant journal and collated online into the collection. Please note that peer review or acceptance are not guaranteed.

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the journal submissions platform. Please quote the themed collection code XXSusFut24 when prompted in Step 4 of your submission in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and mention that this is in response to the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection.

If you have any questions about the collection or the submissions process, please do contact the Editorial Office at materials-rsc@rsc.org and they will be able to assist.

Your institute may have a Read & Publish agreement in place with the Royal Society of Chemistry. This means that you may be able to publish gold open access for free in all the hybrid journals we publish – maximising the visibility and impact of your article to the broadest possible audience. Your institution’s agreement may already include the article processing charge for publishing as a corresponding author. Check here to find out more and to see if your institution has an R&P deal in place.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year with some of our most popular articles

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with some of our most popular articles

Happy Lunar New Year from the materials journals at the Royal Society of Chemistry!

To celebrate the Year of the Dragon, we are delighted to highlight some of the most popular articles published in Materials Horizons and the Journal of Materials Chemistry family last year by corresponding authors based in countries celebrating the Lunar New Year. Check out the collections below:

 🔗 Materials Horizons

🔗 Journal of Materials Chemistry A

 🔗 Journal of Materials Chemistry B

🔗 Journal of Materials Chemistry C

All articles in the collections are FREE to read until 10 March 2024

We hope you enjoy reading the articles in the collections and wish you a happy and prosperous year of the dragon.

 

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Feature in our International Women’s Day collections

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

Feature your work in our materials or nanoscience collections

Last year, we celebrated some of the amazing women in materials science and nanoscience with two collections highlighting recent work led by women around the world, published in our materials and nanoscience journal portfolios. These collections showcased the impact these leading individuals have on their fields in line with International Women’s Day. We were delighted to feature so much exciting research in the collections and look forward to celebrating again in 2024.

If you have published in any of the journals below in 2023, and either the first and/or corresponding author of the article is a woman, your article can feature in our 2024 collection!

 

If you are interested, please email ✉ materials-rsc@rsc.org with the title of your article, DOI, journal in which your article is featured and a headshot photo of the eligible author by 23 February 2024. The collection will be promoted this International Women’s Day, 8 March 2024. At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we foster a culture of inclusion of women from all walks of life and look forward to continuing to celebrate all of the wonderful women in materials and nanoscience.

If you have any colleagues that may have published in any of these journals in 2023 and would be suitable to feature in the collection, please do let us know.

Check out our collections from last year to see the outstanding articles that we celebrated in 2023
🔗 2023 Women in Nanoscience collection

🔗 2023 Women in Materials Science collection

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Submit to our latest Journal of Materials Chemistry B collection on bioinspired functional supramolecular systems

Bioinspired functional supramolecular systems

We are pleased to invite submissions to a themed collection on Bioinspired functional supramolecular systems to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Guest Editors: Dr. João Borges (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Prof. Patricia Y. W. Dankers (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands), Prof. João F. Mano (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux (University of Bordeaux, France)

Nature provides us with an unparalleled variety of supramolecular systems that are formed via dynamic non-covalent interactions. Those include the molecular motor proteins, the cell membrane, the DNA double-helix structure, or the native extracellular matrices of tissues and organs, to name just a few. Such complex and dynamic supramolecular biological landscapes have inspired the design and development of bioinspired supramolecular materials and systems that could recreate their structural composition and complexity, dynamic and adaptive nature, functional features, and properties to address a myriad of applications in the biological and biomedical fields.

This themed collection in Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Guest Edited by Dr. João Borges (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Prof. Patricia Y. W. Dankers (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands), Prof. João F. Mano (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux (University of Bordeaux, France), aims to provide an up-to-date platform for sharing latest developments in the field of bioinspired functional supramolecular systems. From the fundamental concepts on the supramolecular design and synthesis to the application of the bioinspired supramolecular (bio)materials in drug/gene/protein/therapeutics/cell delivery, biosensing, diagnostics, theranostics, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, among others. This collection also aims to encourage more interdisciplinary research and collaborative efforts at the intersection of supramolecular chemistry, (bio)materials science, and biology to inspire breakthrough research in the fascinating field of bioinspired supramolecular systems aimed at more closely emulating the complexity and dynamics of natural biological systems and creating life-like material systems.

Submit your latest work by 30 June 2024


How to submit

Submissions to the journal should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry B – Please see the journal’s website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines. All manuscripts will undergo the normal initial assessment and peer review processes, if appropriate, in line with the journal’s high standards, managed by the journal editors. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are published and they will be featured in a regular issue of the relevant journal. Please note that peer review or acceptance are not guaranteed.

For this collection, we strongly encourage full primary research in the way of Full Papers or Communications.

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the Journal of Materials Chemistry B submission service. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to the Bioinspired functional supramolecular systems collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and is in response to the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and as such inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed collection is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions about the collection or the submissions process, please do contact the Editorial Office at materialsb-rsc@rsc.org and they will be able to assist.

We look forward to receiving your latest work and considering it for this collection!

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Open Calls for papers: Structure-property relationships in Alloys

We are delighted to invite papers for a new themed collection on Structure-property relationships in Alloys, to be published in Materials Advances, a gold open access journal from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

Guest Editors: Professor Xiaoxiang Wu (Soochow University, China), Professor Seok Su Sohn, (Korea University, South Korea), Dr Zhongji Sun (A STAR, Singapore), Professor Qingqing Ding (Zhejiang University, China)

We welcome submissions that focus on the structure-property relationships that paves the way for further alloy development. Special focus is placed on (but not limited to) the following fields:

  • Alloy design theory and methods
  • Alloy fabrication and processing (casting, additive manufacturing, etc.)
  • Properties and Deformation mechanisms of alloys, especially in the harsh conditions
  • Advanced characterization and simulation of metallic materials

Submit before 30th June 2024!

All submitted papers will go through the standard peer review process of Materials Advances and should meet the journal’s standard requirements as well as fit into the general scope of materials science.

Manuscripts can be submitted here https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ma

Please add a “note to the editor” in the submission form when you submit your manuscript to say that this is a submission for this themed collection. The Editorial Office and Guest Editors reserve the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection and inclusion of accepted articles in the collection is not guaranteed. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the collection as soon as they are online, and they will be published in a regular issue of Materials Advances.

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Themed Collection in Materials Advances: Early Stage Investigator Honorees of the ACS Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering Division

Early Stage Investigator Honorees of the ACS Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering Division

Guest edited by Emily Pentzer and Luis Campos

We are delighted to present to you this special collection, a collaboration between the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the American Chemical Society (ACS), aiming to highlight the outstanding work of those who were honoured recently by the ACS Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) division as Early Career Investigators.

Read the collection

Promotional slide for themed collection, including photos of guest editors and QR code for collection.

This collection in Materials Advances features diverse work from these rising stars, aiming to provide an inclusive, open access and interdisciplinary home for quality polymeric materials research. Both the ACS and RSC are dedicated to supporting this community through publishing, awards, and events.

We hope that readers will enjoy learning about the breadth of research occurring in polymeric materials from reading these papers, with topics ranging from battery applications to biosensing, and develop new ideas for utilizing these transformative materials.

Read some of the featured articles below!

Fiber-reinforced quasi-solid polymer electrolytes enabling stable Li-metal batteries
Shilun Gao, Youjia Zhang, Mengxiang Ma, Zhenxi Li, Zongxue Sun, Ming Tian, Huabin Yang and Peng-Fei Cao
Mater. Adv., 2023, 4, 3452-3460 DOI: 10.1039/D3MA00078H

Interfacial stabilization of aqueous two-phase systems: a review
Caitlyn Fick, Zara Khanb and Samanvaya Srivastava
Mater. Adv., 2023, 4, 4665-4678 DOI: 10.1039/D3MA00307H

Bio-based non-isocyanate poly(hydroxy urethane)s (PHU) derived from vanillin and CO2
Noé Fanjul-Mosteirín, Lucas Polo Fonseca, Andrew P. Dove and Haritz Sardon
Mater. Adv., 2023, 4, 2437-2448 DOI: 10.1039/D3MA00111C

We’d also like to congratulate the 2023 winners of the PMSE Early Stage Investigator Awards. We are looking forward to seeing more great work from these emerging leaders in the field of polymer science and engineering!

We hope you enjoy reading the special collection.

Materials Advances is always interested in considering high-quality articles on polymeric materials and we would be delighted if you would consider our journal for your next submission, which can be made via the Materials Advances online submission service. All submissions will be subject to initial assessment and peer review as appropriate according to the journals’ guidelines.

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Open call for papers: Flexible electrode materials

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, is pleased to announce an open call for papers for our upcoming themed collection on:

Design and characterization of flexible electrode materials

This collection will be Guest Edited by:

Professor Xiu Song (George) Zhao, Qingdao University

Professor Hui Ying Yang, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Professor Li Qiang, Qingdao University, China 

 

Scope of the collection

The design and characterization of flexible electrode materials, situated at the confluence of materials chemistry and engineering, holds pivotal significance for society. Through tailoring composition, structure, and mechanical properties, these materials optimize performance and adaptability in flexible electronics. This bears remarkable implications: from wearable health monitors to sustainable energy solutions. The historical trajectory highlights an evolution from rigid electrodes to innovative materials like conductive polymers, carbon nanotubes, and graphene. This progression, propelled by a nuanced understanding of materials chemistry, enables precise manipulation of materials properties.

The field’s connection with materials chemistry lies in its ability to engineer molecular structures, surface attributes, and interfacial interactions to fine-tune conductivity, electrochemical performance, and mechanical resilience. This harmony between chemistry and engineering ensures materials not only exhibit exceptional traits but also endure real-world demands. This dynamic interplay of science and engineering catalyzes wearable tech, energy storage, and beyond, showcasing the transformative potential of materials chemistry in reshaping technology and enhancing human life.

How to contribute

This call for papers is open for the following article types:

  • Communications
  • Full papers

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, you can submit your article directly through the journal’s online submission service at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmchema. Please add a “note to the editor” in the submission form when uploading your files to say that this is a contribution to the themed collection in response to the open call.

The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed collection is not guaranteed.

We look forward to considering your submission and featuring your latest research in this themed collection!

 

 

 

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Open Call for Papers: Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drug Targeting

Open Call For Papers: Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drug Targeting

Guest edited by Kavindra K. Kesari, Sabya S. Das and Janne Ruokolainen.

We are delighted to announce a call for papers for our latest online themed collection in Materials Advances on Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drug Targeting that is being guest edited by Kavindra K. Kesari (Aalto University, Finland and Lovely Professional University, India), Sabya S. Das (University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, USA and DIT University, India) and Janne Ruokolainen (Aalto University, Finland).

Promotional slide for open call for papers for new themed collection, with photos of the three guest editors.

Nanoengineered biomaterials have been shown to possess enhanced physicochemical and biological properties, leading to their increasingly widespread use for diverse biomedical applications. This themed collection broadly focuses on nanoengineered biomaterials targeting cancer and microbial infections theranostics which includes:

  • Nano-phytotherapeutics
  • Biogenic nano-biomaterials
  • Cancer therapeutic approaches
  • Antimicrobial therapeutic approaches
  • Nano-biomaterials based sensors
  • Overcoming drug resistance
  • Redox biology mechanism
  • Photothermal and photodynamic therapy
  • Toxicological and drug-polymer stability studies
  • Clinical and preclinical aspects.

Open for submissions until 31 March 2024

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, you can submit your article directly through the Materials Advances online submission system. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Anticancer and Antimicrobial Drug Targeting collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed issue is not guaranteed.

Please also note that all submissions will undergo our normal rigorous peer review processes including an initial assessment prior to peer review, and that peer review and acceptance are not guaranteed. All accepted manuscripts will be subject to an article-processing charge (APC) unless your institute has an existing agreement with the RSC that covers publications in our gold open access journals. More information about charges, discounts, and waivers are available here. Corresponding authors who are not already members of the Royal Society of Chemistry are entitled to one year’s Affiliate membership as part of their APC. Find out more about our member benefits.

If you have any questions about the journal or the collection, then our team would be happy to answer them. You can contact us by emailing the journal inbox.

With best wishes,

Kavindra K. Kesari (Aalto University, Finland and Lovely Professional University, India)
Sabya S. Das (University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, USA and DIT University, India)
Janne Ruokolainen (Aalto University, Finland)

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Open Call for Papers: Stimuli-responsive materials for biomedical applications

Journal of Materials Chemistry B is pleased to announce an open call for papers for the upcoming themed collection on stimuli-responsive materials for biomedical applications.

This collection will be Guest edited by:

 

Prof. Yanli Zhao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr. Mary Beth Browning Monroe, Syracuse University, United States.

Prof. N. D. Pradeep Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

 

This themed collection from the Journal of Materials Chemistry B is focused on recent developments in stimuli-responsive biomaterials.

A large number of stimulus methods have been deployed in functional materials for various biological and biomedical applications, such as (i) photo-responsive materials, (ii) pH-responsive materials, (iii) temperature-responsive materials, and (iv) biologically responsive materials.

This issue aims to cover recent progress on stimuli-responsive materials for biomedical applications, including their design, synthesis, characterization, and applications related to biology and medicine.

 

 

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, you can submit your article directly to the online submission service for the Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Please mention that this submission is a contribution to the Stimuli-responsive biomaterials collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and add a “Note to the Editor” that this is from the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check the suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed issue is not guaranteed.

 

Journal of Materials Chemistry B publishes high impact work related to materials for biology and medical applications. By publishing this themed collection on ‘Stimuli-responsive materials’, we hope to feature complementary research within the topic field and to collect the most relevant and most recent work on the progress of stimuli-responsive biomaterials research. 

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions and featuring your latest work in this exciting collection!

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