Editor, Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics

Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining
Contract type
Voluntary role
Closing date
29 Feb 2024
Editor stipend provided

Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics provides international coverage of high-quality research on functional ceramics, engineering ceramics and bioceramics. The journal aims to enhance fundamental understanding and applied knowledge of the relationship between processing, microstructure and properties of ceramics and ceramic composites. The journal has a particular interest in the development of novel materials and the tailoring, through innovative processing, of structure across a range of scales to meet the requirements of specific applications.

AAC is indexed in the Clarivate Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

Editorial responsibilities

  • Determining the overall vision and direction of the journal in collaboration with the co-editor, and consultation with the members of the editorial board, IOM3, and Sage;
  • Communicating with and reviewing, from time to time, the membership of the editorial board;
  • Determining the content of each issue in collaboration with the co-editor, including commissioning of key papers and special (guest edited) issues;
  • Managing the flow of manuscripts, including reading submitted papers, managing the peer review process, making decisions about rejection, revision and acceptance, and corresponding with authors;
  • Ensuring that publication processes, legal requirements (e.g. copyright), and deadlines are met;
  • Working with the guest editors of special issues;
  • Promoting the journal internationally, through high quality special issues and key papers, and through attending conferences;
  • Keeping abreast of developments in the field and in academic publishing.

Essential requirements

  • A high degree in Education or related disciplines with an interest in structural and/or functional advanced ceramics and glasses
  • At least 5 years of experience in their field (as a professional or as an academic).
  • International professional and/or academic links to scholars and practitioners.
  • Experience of writing to a publishable standard in peer-reviewed outlets with a good publication record.
  • A commitment to multicultural scholarship.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage responsibilities.
  • Good organisational abilities.
  • Strong inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Advantageous requirements

  • Experience in editing and reviewing;
  • Experience of using ScholarOne Manuscripts, either as author or editor

IOM3 and Sage are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups. Please submit expressions of interest by 29 February 2024. Those interested in making an application should send a brief CV supported by a cover letter that outlines their experience and ability to perform the role. Expressions should specifically address the applicants’ aims and vision for the Journal over the term of editorship.

All enquiries and expressions of interest should be directed via email in the first instance to both:

Tia Byer, Journal Relationship Manager, IOM3 - [email protected]

Kate Hall, Senior Publishing Editor, Sage -  [email protected]