Open Ceramics, the official, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal of the European Ceramic Society, published by Elsevier, invites research and review articles to be published in a special issue “Young Ceramists in the Spotlight”.

The Young Ceramists Network (YCN) was established by ECerS to build a platform and to promote the networking between young researchers and professionals being active in the ceramic-related fields from academia to industrial sector from around the world. With the help of newly established open access journal, Open Ceramics, the Young Ceramists Network aims to promote the visibility of their fellow ceramist researchers, conducting excellent research in the field of ceramics by inviting to publish their works in a special issue entitled “Young Ceramists in the Spotlight”. MSc and PhD students, as well as, postdoctoral researchers who finished their PhD no more than 10 years ago are welcome to submit their studies.

Open Ceramics welcome original research and reviews relating to all classes of advanced ceramic, glasses and composite materials including:

  • Industrial Collaboration and Entrepreneurship in Ceramics
  • Machine Learning Applied to Ceramics
  • Advanced Structural Ceramics and Composites
  • Refractories
  • Innovations in Ceramic Synthesis, Processing and Manufacturing
  • Functional Ceramics
  • Ceramics for Energy and Storage
  • Ceramics for Catalysis
  • Bioceramics and Bioglasses
  • Glasses and Glazes
  • Functional Glasses and Glass-Ceramics
  • Sustainability and Circular Economy in Ceramics?

We kindly invite you to submit your work to contribute to this special issue. 

Submissions from the Young Ceramists Network members from around the world are particularly encouraged.

Best Paper Award €1000 Will be awarded to the first author of the best paper published in the special issue. In addition, we strongly recommend that the young researcher is also the corresponding author.

Deadline for manuscript submission: March 31st, 2021

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