Honoring Global Volunteer Month and Celebrate Diversity Month

During the month of April, we honor both Global Volunteer Month and Celebrate Diversity Month. This month is a time to reflect and remind us of the importance of the globally diverse stewardship that technical societies rely on to forward their missions.

The Editorial Boards leading and supporting The Electrochemical Society publications include experts in the fields of electrochemistry and solid state science from a range of gender identities, races, career levels, nationalities, cultures, and languages.


Special issue focuses on Diversity in Science

The ECS Interface spring 2022 issue is now available to read online. The issue on diversity in science is guest edited by Dr. Alice Suroviec, Dean of the School of Mathematics and Natural Science at Berry College

As always, Interface Editor Rob Kelly invites you to enjoy the issue’s special features and news.

Special Features

Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Across Disciplines
by Alice H. Suroviec 

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in Our Professions: A Thin and Leaky Pipeline
by Christina Bock (more…)

Join The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and IOP Publishing for the “Diversity in Publishing Science” webinar, a deep dive into empowering global researchers and accelerating scientific discovery by making diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) central to publishing science. Jessica MacDonald moderates the discussion with panelists Dr. Christina Bock; Kim Eggleton; and Adrian T. Plummer MPA, PMP.

Date: March 30, 2022
Time: 1000-1100h ET
Free to register!

Webinar is open to the public

Format: Zoom Webinar
Pre-registration: Required through ECS My Account
Don’t have one? It’s easy to create—visit Create an Account now. (more…)

The Electrochemical Society acknowledges the grief, anger, and pain stirred by recent events, but also joins the call to action for positive change necessitated by the persistent racial injustice and inequalities plaguing society, as tragically exemplified by the killing of George Floyd.

In this time of division and unrest, The Electrochemical Society reaffirms its commitment to being an inclusive organization that promotes and values diversity. We recognize and respect the rights of all, and are committed to building and maintaining a culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the unique backgrounds and experiences of our members, volunteers, employees, and constituents. (more…)

Forty years ago, Joan Berkowitz became the first female president of The Electrochemical Society. In honor of the groundbreaking milestone, ECS will host the symposium, “40 Years After: A Symposium on Diversity,” taking place on Wednesday, October 16, at the 236th ECS Meeting. The symposium will not only celebrate the past but also look towards the future, encouraging conversations and examining options to promote the continued support of not only women in the sciences, but diversity and inclusiveness overall. (more…)

ECS Editors Share Insights on Peer Review

Peer Review Week 2018 is still going strong, and ECS is celebrating by highlighting insights on peer review from some of the most-qualified authorities on the subject—ECS journal editors.

The opinions shared below are those of technical and associate editors of ECS journals. The majority of these comments were originally published in Interface or on the ECS Redcat Blog within recent years.

Learn more about ECS journals and their editorial boards: Journal of The Electrochemical Society ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.

Join the celebration! There’s still time to participate in the week’s events and join the global conversation about peer review by tweeting @PeerRevWeek and following #PeerReviewWeek18 and #PeerRevDiversityInclusion.


Celebrate Peer Review Week with ECS

Join ECS as it celebrates Peer Review Week 2018 (September 10-15), the fourth annual installment of an international event dedicated to recognizing and examining the pivotal role that peer review plays in scholarly communication.

The theme of this year’s Peer Review Week is “Diversity in Peer Review.” The week’s events, which will consist of in-person seminars, webinars, interviews, and social media activities, will focus upon the importance of diversity and inclusion in peer review.