During his ECS Masters Interview at the 2016 ECS PRiME Meeting, John Goodenough vulnerably disclosed that as a child, he had dyslexia and could not read like others his age. He described leaving home at the age of 12 for an affluent boarding school as a struggling scholarship student. Stories were shared about life events that led John on the path of science and discovery, as well as the individuals who supported and guided him along the way. And when asked about the dissemination of scientific content, John imparted his belief that scholarly societies are essentially in the business of fostering partnerships to serve the community at large. He emphasized the role of societies in creating space to convene the community to further scientific advancement.

The editorial teams of the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology and Journal of The Electrochemical Society have come together in the spirit of this belief. They are publishing a focus issue comprised of 80+ select invited papers celebrating and honoring the life, legacy, and contributions of beloved professor and longtime ECS member Dr. John B. Goodenough.

The full issue is scheduled to be available in May 2022—just two month before John’s 100th birthday.


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 25-31, ECS will take down the paywall to the entire ECS Digital Library, making over 165,000 scientific articles and abstracts free and accessible to everyone.

2021 theme

This year’s theme, “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity,” supports ECS’s long-term vision of Free the Science by providing access to all in order to further advance the research—and echoes the Society’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in scholarly publication. The research published in ECS’s publications 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. (more…)

Interface 1994 Issue Digitized

The publishing staff of The Electrochemical Society Interface is pleased to announce that the 1994 issues are now digitized.  We are excited to continue the work of expanding the reach of Interface. (more…)

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The publishing staff of The Electrochemical Society Interface is pleased to announce that 1996-1997 issues are now digitized. We are working issue by issue to get this exclusive back content to you. Thank you for being a valued reader of Interface. (more…)

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ECS Transactions presents its latest publication, 17th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XVII) July 18-23, 2021 | Digital Meeting. Volume 102 features 208 papers from the digital meeting. It is available online through the ECS Digital Library and can be purchased as instantly downloadable electronic (PDF) editions through the ECS Online Store.

Link to Volume 102: https://iopscience.iop.org/volume/1938-5862/103

ECS Sensors Plus

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is seeking candidates to serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of ECS Sensors Plus, a journal in the process of being launched in 2021.

ECS Sensors Plus is a multidisciplinary, open access journal that provides an international platform to publish high-quality impactful articles and promote scholarly communication and interactions among scientists, engineers, and technologists whose primary interests are focused on mechanisms, materials, structures, properties, performance, and characterization of sensing and detection devices and systems, including sensor arrays, networks, and actuators. The goal of ECS Sensors Plus, as a one-stop shop journal for sensors, is to advance the fundamental science and understanding of sensors and detection technologies for efficient monitoring and control of industrial processes and the environment, and improving quality of life and human health.

Nomination timeline

Nomination submission opens: May 18, 2021
Nomination submission closes: June 17, 2021

Extended – Nomination submission closes: September 1, 2021

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New book by Colin J. Lambert published

In March 2021, IOP Publishing published the latest book in their electronics subject area, Quantum Transport in Nanostructures and Molecules: An introduction to molecular electronics by Professor Colin J. Lambert, research professor at Lancaster University, UK.

This book presents a conceptual framework for understanding room-temperature electron and phonon transport through molecules and other quantum objects. It looks at the flow of electricity through molecules at the boundary of physics and chemistry, and introduces molecular electronics for physicists, and quantum transport for chemists.

Professor Lambert

Professor Lambert is a world leader in the field of single-molecule electronics. He has been a professor at Lancaster since 1990 and in 2010 was awarded a research professorship. He is also a visiting professor in the Materials Department at the University of Oxford, and an elected member of Academia Europaea. (more…)