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New Energy and Sustainability Review Journal Launched by the Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press

April 02, 2013
Press & Public Relations Contact:

Ryan Rebholz
Communications Manager
Materials Research Society
The Materials Research Society (MRS) and Cambridge University Press have announced that they will be launching a new authoritative review journal focusing on energy and sustainability.

The new journal, MRS Energy & Sustainability: A Review Journal, will launch in early 2014. MRS Energy & Sustainability aims to be a high-impact technical review journal focusing on key topics in materials research and development as they relate to energy and sustainability applications.

Published content will be set in an integrated context of scientific, technological, and sociological complexities relating to environment and sustainability. Coverage will include reviews of new R&D; interdisciplinary systems integration; and objective application of economic, sociological, and governmental models enabling research and technological developments.

MRS Energy & Sustainability, as a primarily digital, online-only review journal, will offer essential authoritative content to a broad spectrum of energy and sustainability scientists, academics, policy makers, and industry professionals, all interested in the interdisciplinary nature of science, technology, and policy. The journal will be led by three distinguished Editors-in-Chief who are all experts in the field of energy and sustainability, and who demonstrate proven success in developing educational outreach in the areas of energy and sustainability:

•David S. Ginley - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
•David Cahen - Weizmann Institute of Science
•Sally M. Benson - Stanford University

David S. Ginley, Editor-in Chief, said: "With this high-impact review journal, we have an opportunity to define the context of the field of sustainability and facilitate its scientific development, while including the broader context of economics, sociology, and policy. The Editors-in-Chief look forward to working with the Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press to launch this groundbreaking title."

"MRS is perfectly situated to understand and serve both the scientific and societal bases driving sustainable energy solutions and issues. Through our publishing partnership we aim to be the go-to resource for authoritative content and information on one of the great problems of our time" said Simon Ross, Managing Director at Cambridge Journals, and Deputy Managing Director at Cambridge University Press. 

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of over 12,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans 90 countries, with approximately 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.

MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.

For more information about the Materials Research Society visit mrs.org and follow @Materials_MRS.