ECS partners with IOP Publishing for journal services

26 Jun 2019 Simon Davies

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) has selected IOP Publishing (IOPP) as its journals publishing partner.

Starting in 2020, IOPP will partner with ECS in the publication of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society and the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology and the hosting of ECS Transactions, ECS Meeting Abstracts, and Interface as well as the hosting of the archives for ECS’s retired publications — ECS Electrochemistry Letters, ECS Solid State Letters, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, and ECS Proceedings Volumes

Christopher Jannuzzi, executive director and CEO of ECS, said: “ECS has a 117+ year reputation for creating outstanding, peer-reviewed periodicals, conference proceedings, and magazines. We have a long-standing commitment to ensure the technical quality of the works published, as well as the integrity and validity of the peer review our community provides.

“It was therefore crucial for us to find a publishing partner that understands this approach and aligns with our core values. We are extremely pleased to have found that partner in IOP Publishing.

“This partnership is an important step in our journey towards fulfilling the aim of our Free the Science initiative, which seeks to offer universal platinum open access to our journals — free to publish and free to read for all.  With such a lofty goal, it is clear to see why we are so excited to begin our partnership with IOPP.”

Antonia Seymour, publishing director at IOPP, said: “As a society publisher, partnering with like-minded societies is a key part of IOPP’s mission. We’re therefore delighted ECS has chosen us to publish its journals, including the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, which is the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed journal in its field.

“Our partnership will respect and build on that history, while looking to the future and innovating wherever possible.”

Rob Bernstein, senior publisher at IOPP said: “We’re really excited about this partnership and the huge potential it holds, and we’re looking forward to supporting the ECS community and working closely with ECS to achieve their publishing goals.”