Words from the Editorial Board Chair
For over 50 years, science journal “Surface” has supported the field through editing colloid meetings and surface workshops, but two years ago the journal was discontinued due to the bankruptcy of the owning publisher. However, in response to the numerous requests from the readers, the specified NPO “Material and Surface Research Group” was founded in February 2015 and will publish the “Accounts of Materials & Surface Research” as a new accounts journal specializing in surface and interface science. This journal will inherit the goals and mission of “Surface,” which has published a wide variety of articles, summaries, and commentaries on colloid and interface chemistry, as well as a broader range of studies on surface and interface. As an online journal based on peer reviewed accounts (summaries and commentaries of personal and group researches highlights), we hope to provide a community where people can share and develop cutting edge research and knowledge on relating fields, and also provide the opportunity for domestic researchers to send their researches worldwide. While playing a role as a science journal to provide information on the newest researches, “Accounts of Materials & Surface Research” will also share the information through free access and download to all researchers, students, and citizens.
The first of issue “Accounts of Materials & Surface Research” was published and released in March 2016, and we plan to release several times a year with each issue providing peer-reviewed account entries on the latest studies. This journal is made from both account entries written by researchers invited/requested by the board, and account entries from contributing researchers. We are waiting for your contributions as well as nominations for accounts authors. On behalf of the editorial board, we hope to contribute to this field and will appreciate any suggestions and comments, and hope for your support.
Specially Appointed Professor, The University of Electro-Communications
Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo