Researchers working on clean-energy technologies can now rapidly share their findings with the global scientific community in ACS Energy Letters, a new peer-reviewed journal from the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Prashant Kamat, Ph.D., who is a Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, will serve as the inaugural editor-in-chief.
ACS Energy Letters will be the professional Society’s first journal to publish research letters focused on all aspects of energy, including capture, conversion and storage. Global solar and wind energy installations are growing by more than 10 percent per year, and renewable energy conversion systems need storage devices to support this growth. With atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continuing to rise, scientists working on these and other challenges now have an outlet to rapidly publish new advances in the field. ACS Energy Letters will begin accepting research submissions for consideration on March 1, 2016, and will publish its first issue this summer.
ACS Energy Letters Editor-in-Chief Kamat, a former deputy editor of the Society’s prestigious Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, is committed to rapid publication of quality research from across the energy field. In addition to original research letters, the journal will also include perspectives from prominent researchers, reviews on emerging areas of interest and viewpoints from the scientific community.
“This ACS journal fills a distinct void,” says Kamat. “ACS Energy Letters will become the go-to place for authors and readers from the global chemistry enterprise to get the latest developments in the energy field. By creating a trustworthy publishing forum for showcasing high-quality scientific research, we expect to raise the bar for high-impact publication in the rapidly growing energy research field.”