Newswise — Pennington, NJ – The Electrochemical Society (ECS) seeks nominations for the founding Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of ECS Sensors Plus, a new journal being launched in 2021. The EIC, together with the Editorial Board, ensures the smooth operation and success of the Journal. Nomination submissions are accepted as of May 18, 2021, via the EIC Sensors Plus Nominations Form (available as of May 18) and must be received by June 17, 2021. Self nominations are encouraged.

ECS Sensors Plus is a multidisciplinary, open access journal that provides an international platform to publish high-quality impactful articles and promote scholarly communication and interactions among scientists, engineers, and technologists whose primary interests are focused on mechanisms, materials, structures, properties, performance, and characterization of sensing and detection devices and systems, including sensor arrays, networks, and actuators. The goal of ECS Sensors Plus, as a one-stop shop journal for sensors, is to advance the fundamental science and understanding of sensors and detection technologies for efficient monitoring and control of industrial processes and the environment, and improving quality of life and human health.

The ideal candidate possesses:

The EIC’s term officially begins in late 2021/early 2022, when the first submissions are expected. However, work to found the Journal begins immediately upon the ECS Board of Directors’ approval of the EIC which is expected in late June, early July 2021. The ECS Sensors Plus EIC is expected to serve in the position for an initial term of three years, renewable for additional terms up to a maximum of 12 years of consecutive service.

Initial responsibilities as the founding EIC include:

Routine and ongoing responsibilities include:

The nomination package includes a brief biography, including a list of the candidate’s editorial experience (200-word maximum); the candidate’s complete CV, including editorial experience; and a  statement of interest describing the nominee’s vision for the Journal and their ability to commit the requisite time to realize that vision (500-word maximum).

The selection process is administered by an EIC Candidate Evaluation Committee. Comprised of selected members of the ECS Sensors Division Executive Committee and the ECS Publications Subcommittee, the EIC Candidate Evaluation Committee evaluates all nominations and recommends to the Publications Subcommittee which candidates advance to the second round of evaluation.

Second round candidates are interviewed (in person or virtually) by the full Publications Subcommittee. The Publications Subcommittee selects a single candidate to advance to the ECS Technical Affairs Committee and the ECS Board of Directors, for final approval, in that order.

EIC support for strategic, administrative, and promotional activities is from ECS leadership and staff and extends to the ECS Sensors Plus Editorial Board. The EIC works in concert with the ECS Publications Subcommittee and senior staff (Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer and Director of Publications) to set the strategic course for the Journal, oversee the overall health of Sensors Plus, and ensure that the Journal is effectively positioned and promoted within ECS’s existing portfolio of titles and in the broader competitive landscape.

The ECS Publications Department manages all aspects of the manuscript processing flow: submission, peer review, editing, and prepping for publication in the ECS Digital Library on IOP Science. In addition, the publications team handles all financial transactions for the Journal; provides the EIC with essential logistical support (meeting scheduling and hosting, detailed reports on usage, editor performance, time-to-publication, etc., and other tasks as needed/possible); and conducts in-depth, ongoing training with the EIC and Editorial Board on effectively using ScholarOne, ECS’s manuscript and peer-review platform.

The publications staff, in conjunction with ECS’s Community Engagement team and IOPP’s Marketing Department, takes the lead on conceiving, producing, and disseminating marketing and promotional collateral for the Journal. While EIC is part of this team, this is a staff-led effort, leaving the EIC valuable time and resources to focus on the technical life of the Journal.

EIC remuneration is in the form of a stipend which is subject to the conditions of the ECS annual budgeting process.

ECS Sensors Plus covers a wide range of fundamental and applied aspects of various sensors. It includes, but is not limited to, electrochemical, solid state, optical, quantum, capacitive, thermal, piezoelectric, magnetic, resistive, fluorescent, chemiluminescent, and Raman sensors; field-effect transistors; imaging methods; microfluidic devices; semiconductor-based sensors; and analytical techniques. Specific topics of interest cover a range of wet and dry detection methodologies such as sensing mechanisms and principles; materials innovation and modification; materials characterization and processing; device fabrication; packaging; wearable and implantable sensors; sensor arrays; wireless sensor network; lab-on-chip; organ-on-chip; point-of-care testing tools; in vitro and in vivo bio-imaging; real-time monitoring; field-deployable detection platforms; nanotechnology; micro-nano fabrication technologies (MEMS/NEMS); chemometrics; machine learning; artificial intelligence; wireless power and data transmission; lidar; radar; 3D camera sensors; environmental, agricultural, and healthcare sensors and systems; etc. Also of interest are applications of 2D, 3D, and 4D-printed sensors; emerging sensor technologies impacting the future of soft robotics; smart cities and connected ecosystems.

The Electrochemistry Society

ECS, a prestigious nonprofit professional society, has led the world in electrochemistry, solid state science and technology and allied subjects since 1902. By publishing research, hosting meetings, fostering education, and collaborating with other organizations, ECS advances scientific theory and practice. Our 8,000+ member community in 85+ countries develops innovative solutions to major global challenges. The ECS Digital Library, hosted on IOPscience, encompasses 160,000+ journal and magazine articles and meeting abstracts, and the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the oldest peer-reviewed journal in its field. Scientists, engineers, and industry leaders share relevant scientific developments, network, and expand research horizons at ECS biannual, co-hosted, and sponsored meetings. Learn more about the history of ECS at www.electrochem.org/history-ecs.