Materials Today Publishing Seminar



Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Research Center, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences 



Materials Today Publishing Seminar 


SpeakerProf. Jun Lou

Editor in Chief, Materials Today


SpeakerDr. Stewart Bland

Publisher, Materials Today  







  In this session we will discuss the publishing landscape, including the varied roles of Authors, Editors, Referees, and Publishers in connecting communities. We'll take a look at research trends from a publishing perspective, and together will explore new and existing publishing issues; including ethics, article sharing, journal and article metrics, open access, article transfer, novel article formats, data sharing, and other essentials. We will also discuss best practices for publication in high impact journals such as Materials Today, including journal selection, article style & structure and article submission. 


  Personal information: 

  Dr. Stewart Bland is an Executive Publisher at Elsevier based in Oxford, UK; he is the Publisher of titles including Materials Today (impact factor 21.695), Applied Materials Today, Materials Today Chemistry, Materials Today Energy, Materials Today Communications, Materials Today: Proceedings, - as well as other publications in the extended Materials Today family, including the review journals Progress in Materials Science and Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science. Stewart's role involves developing the family of journals as a comprehensive home for materials science publications. Prior to his current role, Stewart was a journal Editor, and previously completed a PhD in physics at the University of Durham (UK). 


  Prof. Jun Lou is the Editor-in-Chief of Materials Today, the Elsevier flagship journal covering original research and reviews in the broader materials science community. He obtained B.E. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University and Ohio State University, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Materiasls Science from Princeton University. After a brief postdoc at Brown University he joined Rice University, and directs the Nanomaterials, Nanomechanics and Nanodevices Lab (N3L). He is currently a full professor and the associate chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering. Prof. Lou has extensive experience in the synthesis and design of 2D materials beyond Graphene and other nanomaterials; mechanical and multi-physics characterization, and fabrication of advanced material systems and devices. He currently serves as the site director for the NSF industry university collaborative research center (IUCRC) of Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings (ATOMIC), exploring potential applications of 2D materials in different industries with commercial partners.