ShanghaiTech University and American Chemical Society partner on new journal, Accounts of Materials Research

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2020 — ShanghaiTech University and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announce their first publishing collaboration, creating a new journal for the worldwide research community, Accounts of Materials Research. Both organizations held a virtual ceremony to mark their collaboration on June 1, during which the agreement was signed. Supporting both their missions and their shared goals, this important launch marks the first journal published by ShanghaiTech University and the first journal published by ACS in collaboration with an organization in China.

“We are very happy to create Accounts of Materials Research with ACS Publications. Its unique style and high publication standard will serve the need of the fast-growing global materials science community well. This journal is a good fit for both publishing partners,” says Professor Jie Yin, Ph.D., provost and vice president of ShanghaiTech University. “The goal of Accounts of Materials Research is perfectly aligned with our school’s mission, and we are very excited to host Accounts of Materials Research with ACS Publications,” adds Professor Zhi Liu, Ph.D., vice dean of the School of Physical Science and Technology.

Accounts of Materials Research will present short, concise and critical articles offering overviews of basic research and applications in all areas of materials science and engineering. These short reviews will focus on research from the author’s own laboratory and are designed to teach the reader about a research project. Accounts of Materials Research will also publish non-peer-reviewed commentaries that give an informed opinion on a current research problem. Accounts of Materials Research will join the existing ACS portfolio of Accounts of Chemical Research and Chemical Reviews as the foundation of a new high-impact review journal platform. 

Accounts of Materials Research will provide the community a much-needed resource that will serve scientists across and beyond the fields of chemistry as they explore research projects,” says Sarah Tegen, Ph.D., senior vice president, ACS Publications Division. “By partnering with ShanghaiTech to deliver this journal, we’re looking forward to creating an international conversation around these important research topics.”

“We are delighted to embark upon this global partnership with ShanghaiTech University and hope this will be the first of many fruitful joint endeavors,” adds James Milne, Ph.D., president, ACS Publications.

The journal will be led by Editor-in-Chief Professor Jiaxing Huang, Ph.D., of Northwestern University. There, the Jiaxing Huang group employs chemical principles and tools to advance materials processing and manufacturing, and uses the new materials developed as a platform to address problems in society, as well as in other areas of science and engineering.

“I look forward to working with the board members and publishing partners to make Accounts of Materials Research a home journal to serve materials researchers and the diverse field of materials,” says Huang.

Accounts of Materials Research will begin to accept submissions in the summer of 2020.

ShanghaiTech University is a young, dynamic university with a modern campus in the heart of Shanghai Pudong’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. With the backing and support of Shanghai Municipal Government and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ShanghaiTech is committed to tackling the challenges that China and the world are facing in the fields of energy, materials, environment, human health, biological medical engineering, data science, artificial intelligence and electrical engineering. ShanghaiTech promotes a student-centered educational approach, encouraging cross-disciplinary research to nurture the next generation of leading scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a specialist in scientific information solutions (including SciFinder® and STN®), its CAS division powers global research, discovery and innovation. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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