As we start a new year and the 8th volume of Small, we can reflect on 2011 and what has been a successful year, not only for the journal, but for nano-technology and materials science as a subject.
For our materials science family of journals, 2011 was a landmark year. Undoubtedly our most noteworthy event was the establishment of a representative editorial office in China. I have temporarily relocated to China, and together with my colleagues in Beijing, Dr. Duoduo Liang and Dr. Guangchen Xu, we will complement our main editorial office in Weinheim and continue to ensure the fair, thorough, and rapid evaluation of manuscripts submitted to Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, and Small. We will continue to bring you the best materials science papers from across the globe, and our presence in China will ensure that we continue to attract the top papers in the region. Together with our colleagues in our Hoboken, USA, office, who are responsible for successful titles such as the Journal of Polymer Science: Poly-mer Physics and Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Chemistry, we ensure top-quality service to our authors and readers across the globe and around the clock!
For our materials science group of journals, 2011 was truly an exciting year. Advanced Energy Materials was launched at the beginning of the year. Featuring solar cells of all kinds, batteries, supercapacitors, thermoelectrics, fuel cells, hydrogen generation and storage, magnetocalorics, and efficient lighting, the journal attracted instant attention from the scientific community and beyond. More about the journal can be found on www.advenergymat.de.
Advanced Healthcare Materials was published as a special focus section in Advanced Materials in 2011 and will be a new journal from January 2012. It is an interdisciplinary forum for peer-reviewed papers on materials science aimed at promoting human health and will cover all aspects of materials science in medicine and biotechnology. Advanced Healthcare Materials contains an attractive mix of Communications, Full Papers, Review Articles, Progress Reports, Research News, and Essays on cutting-edge research areas such as biomaterials for drug-delivery systems, cancer therapy, tissue engineering, imaging, biosensors and diagnostic tools, personalized medicine, bioelectronics, and implantable devices. For more information, visit: www.advhealthmat.de.
We would like to remind all readers not yet able to access Advanced Energy Materials and Advanced Healthcare Materials that they are freely available for all institutions throughout 2012. Prospective users lacking access at their institution should contact their librarian to register at http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/newjournals for complimentary online access for the next twelve months.
Look out for Advanced Optical Materials. As research into light–matter interactions continues to push into uncharted territory, this new topical section in Advanced Materials is dedicated to breakthrough discoveries and fundamental research in photonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, and all important aspects of this burgeoning research field. It will include Communications, Full Papers, and Reviews. Look out for the first edition in Spring 2012. For more information, visit www.advopticalmat.de.