Call for Papers

ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
Focus Issue on Photovoltaics for the 21st Century II

The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a special collection of invited and innovative papers which were presented at the 30th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-30) & Global Photovoltaic Conference 2020 (GPVC 2020). (more…)

Deadline: December 6, 2020

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These are the 2021 updated deadlines and submission guidelines for ECS division, section, and student chapter news to be considered for Interface.

2021 ECS Division, Section, and Student Chapter Submission Deadlines

Interface Issue

Submission Deadline

Anticipated Publication Date


January 15, 2021

March 26, 2021


April 15, 2021

June 25, 2021


July 15, 2021

September 24, 2021


October 15, 2020

December 24, 2021


When the Washington Post publicized the launch of North America’s first all-electric, zero-emissions boats, they referred to an authoritative article on battery safety in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. The introduction of two electric Maid of the Mist tour vessels at Niagara Falls heralds a new era in maritime travel. The boats, which run on dual banks of lithium ion batteries charged with hydro-electric power supplied by the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, are a zero-emission operation. But are their Li-ion batteries safe? (more…)

The Electrochemical Society and Wiley have renewed a publishing partnership to enhance ECS’s book series with the goal of publishing multiple titles per year. ECS’s long-time sponsored series in publishing cooperation with Wiley provides authoritative, detailed accounts on specific topics in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. Through this partnership, the Society is able to offer the research community access to world-class editors, marketers, and product designers to ensure that from writing the first word to reaching the first reader, the ECS community has a robust support network of publishing professionals to help an author develop and publish their best work. (more…)

ECS is set to participate in its sixth International Open Access Week, an annual event organized by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. From October 19-26, ECS takes down the paywall to the entire ECS Digital Library on IOPscience, making over 160,000 scientific articles and abstracts free and accessible to everyone.

This year’s theme, “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion,” supports ECS’s long-term vision to Free the Science by providing access to all in order to further advance research. ECS publications showcase research that directly addresses the sustainability of the planet. Electrochemistry and solid state science continue to hold the keys to innovation in renewable energy, biomedical applications, water and sanitation, communications, transportation, technology, infrastructure, and beyond.


Taking Advantage of ECS Plus

ECS Plus launched in 2016, and since its inception has flourished as a transparent read and publish transformative agreement.

If your institution subscribes to ECS Plus, you are granted full access to all the content available in the ECS Digital Library on IOPscience. By claiming one of your unlimited article credits, you may also publish articles free of charge as open access in ECS journals. 

As an author affiliated with an ECS Plus subscriber, publishing your work as open access is easy. (more…)

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Upcoming maintenance to the JES and JSS ScholarOne sites will result in the submission system being unavailable from Wednesday, September 30, from 1900h ET until 2100h ET. A maintenance notice will be in place when users try to access the site.

Below are specific times that ScholarOne will be unavailable in your time zone.

  • Los Angeles, U.S.  |  Sep 30, 2020  | 1600h – 1800h PT
  • New York, U.S.  |  Sep 30, 2020  | 1900h – 2100h ET
  • Greenwich Mean Time  | Sep 30, 2020 – Oct 1,2020  | 2300h – 100h GMT
  • New Delhi, India  |  Oct 1, 2020  | 430h – 630h IST
  • Beijing, China  | Oct 1, 2020  | 700h – 900h CST 
  • Tokyo, Japan  |  Oct 1, 2020  | 800h – 1000h JST 
  • Sydney, Australia  |  Oct 1, 2020  | 900h – 1100h AEST


Interface Fall Issue is Here!

Fall is here and with the changing of the leaves comes the arrival of Interface. As we are still affected by the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to publish the fall 2020 issue of Interface in a digital format only. As a member of the Society, I’m thrilled to give you a first glimpse into our most recent issue. Published today, it focuses on a very timely topic, Electrochemistry for a Sustainable World, guest edited by Paul Kenis.

Read Now (more…)

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Trust in Peer Review

Peer Review Week 2020 is underway. This yearly global event celebrates the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. This year’s theme, Trust in Peer Review, centers on how the peer review process works and why it helps build trust in scholarly research.

Join the global conversation about peer review by tweeting @PeerRevWeek and following #PeerRevWeek20 and #TrustinPeerReview.


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