New Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Sam Keltie

In September 2019 Peter Skabara's term as Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Materials Chemistry C (JMC C) ended after 8 years, as is Royal Society of Chemistry policy for Editorial Board member rotation. Pete and I have spent the last few months leading the process to identify the next Editor. We are very pleased to announce that Natalie Stingelin at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA will be our next Editor. We must say a huge thank you to Pete for taking the journal forward and for all of his contributions over the past 8 years. Pete has been a brilliant leader for the journal, which with the support of our Associate Editors, Advisory Board members, authors and reviewers, has grown to become a well-respected and thriving journal in materials. Natalie is a long serving Associate Editor for the journal and we are confident that she will continue the many successes the journal has had in Pete's term.

Peter Skabara

My time as Editor for the journal has been a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience, specifically in light of its achievements. Since JMC C's first issue, we have seen continued growth in manuscript submissions across the globe, whilst the high quality of the content of the journal has been reflected by its impact factor, which has increased annually to its present figure of 6.641. I am extremely proud of that success. This has been achieved by the many authors who have submitted excellent work to the journal and I thank the community for that. The journal's success is also due to the entire Editorial team, who have worked diligently to maintain rapid publication rates and quality. I thank the team for their efforts and the Royal Society of Chemistry staff for their guidance, support and professionalism. I am also grateful to our large cohort of reviewers and the Advisory Board for their time and valuable input over the last 8 years. I leave the journal in the hands of Natalie Stingelin, who is a first class researcher and a highly valued colleague. I have no doubt in my mind that Natalie will steer the journal to even higher levels of success during her term as Editor-in-Chief. I wish her and the RSC team well in the years ahead.

Natalie Stingelin

I am very excited to start as Editor-in-Chief and to become a stronger part of the JMC C legacy. As an Associate Editor I have seen how the journal has grown and become one of the international materials chemistry journals – thanks to Pete Skabara, his leadership as Editor-in-Chief, his involvement in the field, and of course, the great platform he and the JMC C team now with Sam Keltie have built. To build on this success we have expanded our Associate Editor team this year with the appointments of Unyong Jeong (POSTECH, South Korea), Oana Jurchescu (Wake Forest University, USA), Monica Lira-Cantú (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain), Ni Zhao (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), and starting this month, Elizabeth von Hauff (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands). They join an already strong Editorial Board that consists of the following Associate Editors: Laylay Chua (National University of Singapore, Singapore), Luis Hueso (CIC nanoGUNE, Spain), Malika Jeffries-EL (Boston University, USA), Martyn McLachlan (Imperial College London, UK), Neil Robertson (University of Edinburgh, UK), Federico Rosei (National Institute of Scientific Research, University of Quebec, Canada), Wai-Yeung Wong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong), Yadong Yin (University of California, Riverside, USA) and Xiaowei Zhan (Peking University, China). And not to forget the RSC editorial team in Cambridge, UK. I am very much looking forward to work with this fantastic group of people, all JMC C authors, reviewers, and our invaluable International Advisory Board!


Sam Keltie, Royal Society of Chemistry


Peter Skabara, University of Glasgow


Natalie Stingelin, Georgia Institute of Technology

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