Aims and Scope

Advanced Ceramics Progress (ACERP) is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to the latest advancement of science whose aim is the publication of high quality original researches in the fields of ceramic materials science and engineering, including theoretical, observational and applicative research such as aspects of chemistry and physics occurring at a wide range of oxides, non-oxides, composites, and nano-materials and their processing, microstructure, properties, and applications, as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology. The types of contributions specifically include: original research reporting important theoretical, experimental or applicative results able to give a significant contribution to science in the above topics; presentation of novel theories supporting or contrasting the existing ones; critical review about recent discoveries or scientific results in the pertinent fields. The journal also publishes topically selected special issues in research fields of particular scientific interest. These consist of both invited reviews and original research articles. All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor and if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.

The ACERP considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that

  • the manuscript is your own original work and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • the manuscript is not currently under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libelous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.                   

This journal will publish authoritative articles on theoretical and experimental researches and advanced applications embodying the results of extensive field, plant, laboratory or theoretical investigation or new interpretations of existing problems on ceramic materials science and engineering. It may also feature-when appropriate-research notes, technical notes, state-of-the-art survey type articles, short communications, letters to the editor, meeting schedules and conference announcements. The language of publication is English. Each article should contain an abstract in English. The abstracts should not exceed 250 words. 
All manuscripts will be initially checked for plagiarism and then peer-reviewed by qualified reviewers. The material should be presented clearly and concisely: 

  • Full articles must be based on completed original works of significant novelty.
  • Research notes are considered as short items that include theoretical or experimental results of immediate current interest.
  • Technical notes are also considered as short items of enough technical acceptability with more rapid publication appeal.

    The length of a research or technical note is recommended to be preferable between 3,000 and 4,000 words (not to exceed 4-6 journal pages) including figures and tables.

  • Review articles are only considered from highly qualified well-known authors generally assigned by the editorial board or editor-in-chief. Author of review articles should have high qualifications with distinct developed research area; an outstanding scholar with an extensive publication.
  • Short communications and letters to the editor should contain a text of about 2000 words (not to exceed 4 journal pages) and whatever figures and tables that may be required to support the text (up to four figures). They include discussion of full articles and short items and should contribute to the original article by providing confirmation or additional interpretation. Discussion of articles will be referred to author(s) for reply and will concurrently be published with reply of author(s).