ACS Launches New Journal | August 12, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 32 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 32 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 12, 2013 | Web Date: August 9, 2013

ACS Launches New Journal

In January 2014 the first issue of ACS Photonics will be released
Department: ACS News
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: publishing, journals, ACS, photonics
Credit: Linda Wang/C&EN
This is a photo of Harry Atwater.
Credit: Linda Wang/C&EN

The American Chemical Society plans to begin publishing a new journal, ACS Photonics, and the first full issue is scheduled for release in January 2014. The monthly, online-only journal will focus on research in the field of photonics, the study of the interaction of light with matter.

The journal’s inaugural editor-in-chief will be Harry A. Atwater Jr., the Howard Hughes Professor and professor of applied physics and materials science at California Institute of Technology. He is a pioneer in the fields of nanophotonics and plasmonics and the director of the Department of Energy’s Energy Frontier Research Center on Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion and of the Resnick Sustainability Institute.

“Many of the most important challenges facing science and technology are fundamentally optical in nature, spanning primary scientific disciplines such as physics, chemistry, and engineering,” Atwater says. “ACS Photonics aims to promote cross-fertilization between these fields and bridge the gaps between different approaches to photonics.”

“Photonics has been identified as a key enabling technology worldwide,” notes Susan King, senior vice president of the ACS Journals Publishing Group.

The journal will accept manuscript submissions this month and publish individual articles beginning this fall. ACS also publishes C&EN.

ACS Photonics will aim for rapid publication, free of required author fees. It will offer open-access options for a fee.

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Nayim Sepay (August 10, 2013 11:58 PM)
Thank you ACS for this short of specific journals.
Kishore (December 8, 2013 6:14 PM)
Hi All,

It seems ACS is expanding to other areas of research. It is a clear vision that science doesn't have any boundaries not restricted to one research area. I am expecting this journal will achieve high standards and high impact factor.

Good Luck ACS Photonics Team
Govardhana Babu Bodedla (April 3, 2014 4:55 AM)
This is a great opportunity to researchers from academics and industries who are doing a surge of research on material chemistry and let us see who will use this opportunity.

All the Best

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