American Ceramic Society: new glass science and applications journal

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has launched a major peer-reviewed journal dedicated to applied glass research: The International Journal of Applied Glass Science (IJAGS). The inaugural issue of …

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) has launched a major peer-reviewed journal dedicated to applied glass research: The International Journal of Applied Glass Science (IJAGS). The inaugural issue of IJAGS includes articles on glass for use in medicine, architecture, liquid crystal display systems, optical applications, mechanical strength and chemical durability. IJAGS is the response to the growing demand for glass and glass-related materials in technologies such as energy, medicine, transportation, construction, environment, optics and defence. This, in turn, means that glass-oriented research projects and research teams can be found across the globe at the world“s leading universities, laboratories and private-sector enterprises. There is also a growing need to share and analyze research methods, discoveries, insights and applications. IJAGS endeavours to be an indispensable source of information dealing with the application of glass science and engineering across the entire materials spectrum, says IJAGS founding editor L. David Pye, dean and professor of glass science, emeritus, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. According to Pye, future issues of IJAGS will include the description, modelling, experimental investigation, application and manufacture of glass materials. Our aim is to make it a respected and enduring chronicle throughout what promises to be a century of major advances in glass science, says Pye. ACerS has been the hub of the global ceramics and glass community since 1898, and has, among its member, more than 9,500 scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, students, marketing and sales professionals from more than 60 countries.