Journal of the American Ceramic Society

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Edited By: William G. Fahrenholtz, John Halloran, David W. Johnson Jr, Lisa Klein

Impact Factor: 2.787

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 2/27 (Materials Science Ceramics)

Online ISSN: 1551-2916

Associated Title(s): International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, International Journal of Applied Glass Science


The Journal of the American Ceramic Society is among the top sources for ceramic materials science research, providing scientists, engineers, and students with critically assessed, original research for nearly 100 years. One of the top journals in the materials science-ceramics category, the journal publishes 12 issues per year filled with top quality research that spans the diverse segments of ceramic science.  Topics cover a broad range including: Glass science, crystal chemistry, microscopy and microstructure, bioceramic science, powder processing and colloidal science.

See the society's newest publication, International Journal of Applied Glass Science

Aims and Scope

The Journal of the American Ceramic Society contains records of original research that provide or lead to fundamental principles in the science of ceramics and ceramic-based composites. These papers include reports of the discovery of new phases, phase relationships, processing approaches and microstructures that relate to ceramic materials and processes.  The papers establish the links between processing, structure characterization and properties of ceramics, including modeling approaches that are founded on basic mechanisms. All the published papers must be of enduring value and relevant to the field of ceramics. Short papers for rapid publication are published as Communications and should be novel enough to justify rapid publication.  Full-length papers are published as Articles and must add significantly new and fundamental advances to the field.  In-depth Articles are published as invited Feature Articles and papers that appraise and assess a particular subject or topic are published as invited Review Articles.

Papers on all aspects of ceramic science are welcome including those in the following areas:

  • Powder preparation and colloidal science
    Processing science
    Nanotechnology science
    Glass science
    Structure characterization (atomic level to nano- and microstructural scales)
    Crystal chemistry
    Defects, diffusion, phase transformation, phase equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical and thermal stability
    Microscopy and microstructure
    Mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic or thermal properties of ceramics and glasses
    Ionic conductivity
    Bioceramic science

The editors of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society are currently inviting papers in the following hot topics:

  •  Ultra high-temperature materials
    Transparent ceramics
    Lead-free piezoelectrics
    Ferroelectrics, Ferromagnetics, and Multiferroics
    Solid oxide fuel cells
    Green manufacturing of ceramics
    Reuse of waste ceramic materials
    Solid state lighting ceramics
    Electroceramic sensors
    Thermolelectric ceramics 
    Advanced ceramic thermal and environmental coatings
    Nanostructured ceramics
    Nano-tubes, nano-rods and nano-wires
    Microelectronics and microsystems
    Bio-active ceramics
    Armor ceramics
    Multifunctional ceramics
    Synthesis of nano-particles


See the society's newest publication, International Journal of Applied Glass Science at


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