We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the Materials Today family - Materials Today Electronics.

Introducing Materials Today Electronics

Edited by Professor Junhao Chu (Fudan University, China), this new open access journal publishes cutting-edge research work spanning fundamental and applied areas of electronic materials and devices, and system applications. 


Here we talk with Editor-in-Chief Professor Junhao Chu—a world renowned researcher from the Institute of Optoelectronics at Fudan University in Shanghai, China—about the journal’s scope and aspirations for the future.


Congratulations on the launch of your new journal! Can you tell us a bit about Materials Today Electronics and the role you hope this journal will play?

Materials Today Electronics is an international peer-reviewed medium for the publication of top-level research on materials electronics, including research papers, review papers, and research bulletins on new progress.

I hope the journal will pay a leading role in the development of materials electronics in all aspects of new concept electronics, material electronics and structure electronics, as well as their novel applications.

What scope of topics do you plan to cover in this journal, and are there any specific topics you want to see published?

Materials Today Electronics will cover fundamental and applied research in the areas of electronic materials and devices, and system applications. The topics I want to see published range from energy and information electronics and bioelectronics (covered by optoelectronics) to magnetic, acoustics, flexible, and intelligent electronics.

Other specific topics of interest include topological quantum materials and two-dimensional materials, magnetic materials and spintronics, super and semiconductors, data converters and digital circuits— to name but a few. 

The journal will also consider papers on the new function realisation, or enhancement, of electronic devices based on new physical ideas in the structure of traditional materials and novel materials.

What sets Materials Today Electronics apart from other journals in this area?

Materials Today Electronics offers a unique international forum where materials, electronics, and integrated circuit scientists, as well as physicists and chemists can present their results to researchers in their own and related fields.

The journal’s great strength lies in the diversity of disciplines which it encompasses, including materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry, and optical engineering. Experimental and theoretical approaches to electronics problems require an active interplay between a variety of traditional and novel scientific disciplines.

The journal will also stand apart by paying special attention to the phenomenon of multi-field coupling of light, electricity, magnetism, sound, heat, and other fields in materials, as well as the preparation of devices with specific functions based on this phenomenon.

What would you say are the main benefits to authors of publishing in Materials Today Electronics?

Materials Today journals are very influential. Electronics is an important field in the world today, and it is also the core scientific and technological field in the era of intelligence.

Being able to publish new results in electronics research in the journal will increase the depth and breadth of authors’ work. As the journal’s open access platform has a wider readership, it will allow more qualified peer scientists, relevant academics, and businesspeople to understand and promote the research and its application.

Finally, can you offer any advice to would-be-authors looking to publish their next paper with Materials Today Electronics?

The work published in the journal should comprise of studies on materials structure and properties combined with investigations of the electron behaviour of materials, contributing to the development of areas of current scientific interest. Papers submitted for publication should contain new experimental or theoretical results and their interpretation.

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