Materials Chemistry Frontiers Early Career Advisory Board – Open for Nominations

We are delighted to announce that we are now eagerly welcoming nominations for our inaugural Early Career Advisory Board of Materials Chemistry Frontiers. This initiative aims to provide a direct channel for engaging with early-career researchers, supporting their professional development, and infusing our journal with fresh innovative perspectives from the younger generation.

We warmly invite you to nominate emerging investigators to the board or encourage your colleagues to self-nominate before 31 July 2024.

Role of the Early Career Advisory Board

At Materials Chemistry Frontiers, we value the voices of early-career researchers. Joining the board, you will be part of a dynamic group of emerging investigators, helping shape the future of a leading materials chemistry journal and benefiting from networking opportunities with the journal’s Editorial and Advisory Board members.

Your insights will be invaluable as you provide feedback on the journal’s scientific standards, suggest emerging topics and researchers worth featuring, and contribute to promotional and visibility initiatives within your community.

Terms of Service

Normally, members of the Early Career Advisory Board will serve a term of two years, with the possibility of reappointment for a maximum of two consecutive terms.

  • Nominations are open to researchers of any nationality from academia or industry.
  • Candidates should typically be under 40 years old and have obtained an academic faculty position or equivalent. Appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break, followed a different career path or research evaluation system.
  • Candidates should possess prior experience in publishing articles in reputable academic journals.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to advancing materials chemistry through developing high-quality journals.
How to Nominate

Please email the following information to for your nominations.

Self-nominations are very welcome. If you are interested in joining our Early Career Advisory Board, please provide:

  • An up-to-date CV which highlights your engagements in academic activities (representative publications, conferences participation etc.) and services to the wider community (journals, societies, etc.)
  • Any supplementary materials, such as a personal statement and reference letters.

To nominate someone else, please provide:

  • Candidate’s name, position, affiliation, website URL and contact details, along with a brief description of the candidate’s research contribution and community engagement
  • Nominator’s name, position, affiliation and contact details
  • Any supporting materials, such as an up-to-date CV of the candidate
Selection Criteria

Editorial Board of the journal will consider the following aspects of all nominations as appropriate:

  • Profile within institute and/or community
  • Involvement in community and advocacy activities
  • Area and quality of research
  • Motivation to join the Early Career Advisory Board

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Kind Regards,

Professor Shu-Hong Yu
Editor-in-Chief, Materials Chemistry Frontiers
Southern University of Science and Technology

Dr Wenjun Liu
Executive Editor, Materials Chemistry Frontiers
Royal Society of Chemistry

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