RSC launches Materials Horizons journal

The new home for rapid reports of exceptional significance on innovative materials

Materials HorizonsRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Publishing is delighted to announce Materials Horizons, a new peer-reviewed journal for first reports of exceptional significance across the breadth of materials research.

Announcing the launch, James Milne, Executive Director of RSC Publishing, said: “Materials science is an expansive and rapidly evolving field of real relevance to the chemical sciences. Only last week, the UK Science Minister, David Willetts, announced £73 million of investment for new facilities and equipment to support research in advanced materials in the UK.

“We are delighted to support the breadth of the global materials research community with this new journal. Materials Horizons will be a world class journal characterised by the quality, ease and speed of publication, and innovative technology for which RSC Publishing is renowned. As a not-for-profit publisher, this new addition to our portfolio will also go towards facilitating the RSC’s aim to advance the chemical sciences for the benefit of society.”

The journal will open for submissions in April 2013 and the first issue will be published in late 2013.

Materials Horizons will be:

  • High impact – only publishing the most novel and exciting advances
  • A leader – the Editorial Board, led by Seth Marder (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), will drive scientific development, with Scientific Editors helping to maintain scientific standards
  • Interdisciplinary – showcasing the best research at the cutting-edge interface of materials science with chemistry, physics, biology and engineering
  • Internationally visible free access to all content published during 2014 and 2015, guaranteeing maximum exposure
  • Rapid – speedy reviewing and publication in as little as a day after acceptance with our Accepted Manuscript option 

Seth Marder, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, has been appointed Editorial Board Chair of the new journal. “It is a very exciting opportunity for me to work with the team at the RSC to help launch Materials Horizons, a new kind of society journal geared to rapid publication of truly top calibre, first reports of materials research broadly defined,” he says. “Importantly, while published by a chemical society, the journal will seek to serve the broader materials community, by welcoming papers that cover the gamut of materials research, providing a forum for editorials on the status and future of materials research, and content geared specifically to educating and engaging younger researchers in the field.  With this, we hope to make Materials Horizons an indispensable resource for all researchers in the materials community.”

Further details will be released over the coming weeks – make sure you don’t miss out by registering your details to receive the regular Materials Horizons newsletter.

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2 Responses to “RSC launches Materials Horizons journal”

  1. Mehdi says:

    Good idea

    Thank you

  2. Lee Anderson says:

    £73 million is a lot! How did it go so far?

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