Why Publish with ECS

Free Your Bright Ideas


Authoritative & Comprehensive

ECS has been publishing continuously since 1902, and our portfolio contains works by renowned scientists, inventors, and Nobel Laureates. ECS currently publishes 2 peer reviewed journals, with papers selected by a prestigious group of Technical Editors.

Journal of The Electrochemical SocietyECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology

Rigorous Peer Review

ECS maintains the highest standards of peer review, making Journal of The Electrochemical Society one of the most highly-cited journals in our field. ECS is the only nonprofit society publisher with top publications in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology.

Fast Turn-Around

ECS journals are in continuous publication, and our lag time from acceptance to version of record publication is 10 days or less. This means your article is available online fast.

Visibility & Discoverability

In 2019, the ECS journals in the ECS Digital Library received over 2.9 million full-text article downloads—that’s because publishing in our journals provides your research with immediate and worldwide dissemination to more than 2,000 academic, research, and corporate libraries. Our journals are included in major indices such as:

Web of Science | Chemical Abstracts (CAS) | Scopus | Google Scholar

Editors’ Choice Recognition

A select set of distinguished articles are honored with the “Editors’ Choice” designation. These articles are recognized as being transformative within the electrochemical or solid state community, and are published as Open Access so as to achieve the widest possible dissemination.

Long-Term, High-Impact
  • JES 2019 Journal Impact Factor: 3.721
  • Ranked #5 in Materials Science, Coatings and Films, and #12 in Electrochemistry
  • JES Cited half-life of >10 years – the highest value awarded by JCR
  • JSS 2019 Journal Impact Factor: 2.142
Author Choice Open Access

ECS’s two peer reviewed journals offer the option of Author Choice Open Access. We strive to keep our APC low, and offer a range of member and institutional discounts. By 2024, ECS plans to make our research freely available to all readers, while remaining free to publish – in other words, complete Open Access. Publishing with ECS will help us achieve our mission to Free the Science.

Awards for Young Authors

Every year ECS recognizes the best papers published by authors under 31 years of age through our young author awards. ECS currently offers 2 of these awards—the Norman Hackerman Young Author Award, and the recently established Bruce Deal & Andy Grove Young Author Award. Recipients are awarded a cash prize, travel grant, and complimentary ECS membership.

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