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Editor: Greta Heydenrych; Editorial Board Chairs: Christian Amatore, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit

Impact Factor: 3.138

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/35 (Physics Atomic Molecular & Chemical); 50/144 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

Associated Title(s): Advanced Materials, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemSusChem, Small

March 27, 2013

ChemElectroChem takes off

ChemElectroChem takes offChemElectroChem, the new sister journal of ChemPhysChem and Angewandte Chemie, is ready for takeoff! The journal is now open to submissions in all the areas of electrochemistry.

ChemElectroChem was launched by Wiley-VCH and ChemPubSoc Europe (an organization of 16 European chemical societies) and is aimed to become a top-ranking peer-reviewed electrochemistry journal for primary research papers and critical secondary information from authors across the world. The journal covers the entire scope of pure and applied electrochemistry, including energy applications, electrochemistry at interfaces, nanoelectrochemistry and bioelectrochemistry.

ChemElectroChem will be edited by Dr. Greta Heydenrych, the editor of ChemPhysChem. All contributions will be published online, ensuring rapid publication and a colorful presentation of the results. Authors who wish to make their articles available to non-subscribers may also use the OnlineOpen option provided by the journal. For a great start, Professors Bing-Wei Mao (Xiamen University, China), Wolfgang Schuhmann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany) and Jean-Marie Tarascon (Université de Picardie, France) have agreed to act as Co-Chairs of the Editorial Board.

"I am personally convinced that a journal with these goals is timely and will play an important role in bringing together different aspects of the broad interdisciplinary approaches based on electrochemistry", said Co-Chairman Schuhmann. "I am very curious and excited about this new possibility to publish high-quality electrochemical research papers".

Professor Mao is also looking forward to the new journal. "ChemElectroChem offers the most focused platform to publish the latest achievements in electrochemistry", she said. In a statement, Mao also pointed out that "electrochemistry is distinct, with charged interfaces that universally exist in nature and artificial devices, and shares a common physical and chemical basis with many other subjects, making it a truly interdisciplinary science and technology".

Redox reactions play an important role in life sciences, catalysis, corrosion, photovoltaics, and electrochemical storage, says Co-Chairman Tarason. "These various scientific research disciplines are thus strongly related and we could define the field of electrochemistry as a branch of chemistry that has the precision of physics and the in-depth view of materials science. In this context, having a dedicated journal bridging these different disciplines is appealing and this is what our aim has been in creating ChemElectroChem", he said.

Read the full statements of the Co-Chairs on the journal's homepage:

Kira Welter

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