JOM Rolls Out 2015 Technical Emphasis Calendar

JOM, Jul 2014

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JOM Rolls Out 2015 Technical Emphasis Calendar

Lynne Robinson Maureen Byko - JOM continues its upward trend in the number of papers published and breadth of topics covered with the release of its Technical Emphasis Calendar for 2015. Maureen Byko, JOM Editor, credits the commitment and creativity of TMSs technical committees for the steady growth in JOMs contents and corresponding rise in stature within the professional community. As editor, Im impressed to see the level of enthusiasm our volunteers put forward every year, but this coming year represents a new level of participation in JOM metals, and materials professionals who look forward to its contents every month, said Byko. Almost every TMS committee is publishing at least one technical topic, with several pursuing ambitious plans to organize two or even three topics during the year, Byko noted. The Aluminum Committee has, for more than a decade The 2015 JOM Technical Emphasis Calendar builds on the scope of topics reflected in this selection of JOM covers from 2014. now, published four topics per year to properly cover that committees interests, she said. In 2015, the Pyrometallurgy Committee and Nanomechanical Materials Behavior Committee will follow close behind, with three topics each. This high level of volunteer energy and engagement has generated a 2015 JOM editorial calendar that, Byko says, is a true membership. It offers a strong presence for core technology areas such as extraction and processing, and also sheds new light on emerging topical areas, such as additive manufacturing. In fact, the March 2015 issue is scheduled to feature three separate topics on additive manufacturing. This strengthens JOMs coverage of a growing area with many industrial and research possibilities of keen interest to the TMS community, said Byko. She also highlighted that materials at the nanoscale Im eager to bring even more support to the network of JOM authors, guest editors, and will be examined from the perspective of four different committees, while topics ranging from furnaces, to refractory metals, to cast shop, to corrosion address the needs and interests of the industrial minerals and material applications communities. The topics for the year are organized according to the following themes: Applying Materials Science and Engineering; Upstream Materials: Extraction, Processing, and Characterization; Additive Manufacturing; Biomaterials and Thin Films; Metallurgy and Processing; Metals and Alloys; Interfaces and Surface Engineering; Advanced Modeling and Characterization; Energy and Environment; Physical Metallurgy; Materials for Energy and Extreme Environments; and Materials: Past, Present, and Future. An evolving role for JOM in the future, said Byko, is to serve as a publishing outlet for papers presented at TMS annual meetings. This will require an intuitive path to participation by our volunteers, said Byko. We will need to examine our paper submission and review processes to determine if any adjustments are necessary for this venture to succeed. In support of this effort, as well to better accommodate the growing volume of technical content, Justin Scott Takes on JOM Technical Editor Role One of my first interactions with TMS came through reading JOM as a Material Advantage member, recalls Justin Scott, TMS Technical Project Leader and the new JOM Technical Editor. Before I attended any TMS events, I felt like I knew a great deal about the society just from reading JOM. It provided the perfect snapshot of society activities and recent research by TMS members, all in one place. Since those days as a student member, Ive looked forward to reading my copy of JOM each month and I feel privileged to join the hardworking staff and volunteers who produce it. As Technical Project Leader, Scott currently leads the implementation of new products and services for TMS, working closely with TMS volunteers in the development of these initiatives. He notes that its the collaboration with the many volunteers who contribute to JOM that he is looking forward to the most as the journals Technical Editor. TMS volunteers are a remarkable bunch, he said. From the work that they do in their day jobs to the TMS events that they help organize, there are so many interesting projects to note and stories to tell, and I cant wait to help document them in the pages of JOM. Listening and acting upon member feedback to help JOM continue to grow and thrive as a publication are priorities for Scott as he becomes familiar with the people and processes that go into producing the journal. Im eager to bring even more support to the network of JOM authors, guest editors, and advisors, he said. Ill be looking to help lighten the load in everything from refining technical topics to soliciting papers and finding peer reviewers. I also plan to utilize my technical background in materials science and engineering to bring some efficiencies to the JOM submission and review process. Scotts technical background includes serving as a research staff member with the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., prior to coming to TMS. He was also a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the National Academy of Sciences, and has worked on research projects at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University. After helping assemble the 2015 editorial calendar, Scott believes JOM is heading into a particularly strong publishing year. The 2015 Technical Emphasis Calendar continues to be a terrific example of the work of our members, he said. From mainstay topics, such as aluminum and lead-free solders, to some notable additions such as additive manufacturing and archaeomaterials, its going to be tough to top in 2016. We also have a near record number of first-time guest editors joining JOM in 2015, which demonstrates the growing enthusiasm that our volunteers have for working with the journal, Scott continued. I encourage others who would like to participate as authors, reviewers, or future guest editors, to get in touch with us to learn more about these opportunities. Justin Scott, TMS Technical Project Leader, will expand his expertise to the JOM editorial team as Technical Editor (see sidebar). Justins work for JOM builds logically on the foundation that he has already established in his position at TMS, said Byko. He comes to JOM with strong connections within our volunteer network and a keen understanding of the strategic interests of the society. That knowledge, JOM advisors, authors, readers, and TMS as a professional society. Another new initiative for JOM in 2015 is to build on the popularity of its occasional articles presenting a combination of archeological and metallurgical studies by offering three invited archaeomaterials topics, organized by Vilupanur A. Ravi, California State Polytechnic University. Dr. Ravi has a strong interest in the metal and material working techniques of long ago, which, combined with his enthusiasm to share this knowledge, promises an interesting new staple on JOMs editorial calendar, said Byko. Michael Notis from Lehigh University, a TMS volunteer who has reviewed many archaeo-themed papers over the years, will continue to do so, working with Ravi to help produce highquality topics on the work of those earliest scientists and engineers. James J. Robinson, TMS Executive ahead for JOM as it implements its 2015 positive impact on both the journal and the many communities that it serves. As the former JOM editor and its current publisher on behalf of TMS, I am naturally very committed to assuring that JOM is an elite publication in the science and engineering community, he said. I believe that we have added strength upon strength by expanding our already excellent editorial team via the engagement of both Drs. Scott and Ravi. They bring with them exceptional editorial sensibilities and contagious enthusiasm for our premier member journal. Their imprimatur on JOM will be clear and, I believe, well-appreciated by readers worldwide. The JOM Technical Emphasis Calendar for 2015 is presented on the next two pages. An interactive version is also available at the JOM website at jom .tms.org. After reviewing the Technical Emphasis Calendar for a topic match for your paper, visit the JOM websites Authors Tools section for checklists, style guides, and quick access to the resources necessary for successful completion of the JOM manuscript submission process. Archaeomaterials Topics Shed Light on Current Issues As a metallurgist, Vilupanur A. Ravi had long been fascinated by the origin and development of Damascus swords, particularly ones utilizing wootz steel from South India. It was his work on a project with an anthropologist on the use of materials by the Chumash people, however, that drew him into the wider realm of archaeomaterials. The creativity and skill of the Chumash in utilizing locally available materials to build high quality canoes for traversing the California coast made a lasting impression on me, said Ravi, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Ravi further deepened his knowledge about archaeomaterials while working with a local museum on an exhibition of engineered ceramics, leading to interactions and opportunities for me to learn about the historical and cultural influences on ceramic art. Ravi will bring his considerable passion and expertise in archaeomaterials to bear for JOM as the guest editor of three archaeomaterials topics scheduled for 2015. As a reflection of his own experience, Ravi will be inviting articles from all areas of archaeomaterials. Not only metals, but other materials, will be covered. These papers will provide readers with a look back at creative advances in the utilization of materials, and hopefully stimulate new ideas to current problems. The scope and reputation of JOM, Ravi believes, makes the journal an ideal vehicle to provide the materials community with a window to the materials advancements of the past. I am very much looking forward to interacting with the community of researchers in the archaeomaterials area and presenting JOM readers with interesting articles on how ancient civilizations utilized materials. As editor, Im impressed to see the level of enthusiasm our volunteers put forward every year, but this coming year represents a new level of participation in JOM, to the look forward to its contents every Vilupanur A. Ravi 2015 JOM Technical Emphasis Calendar January 2015 Theme: Applying Materials Science and Engineering Manuscripts Due: September 15, 2014 Topics: Aluminum: Bauxite-Alumina-Carbon-Reduction Characterization of Advanced Mineral Materials Lithium Metal and Chemical Extraction and Processing March 2015 Theme: Additive Manufacturing Manuscripts Due: November 15, 2014 Topics: Modeling of Microstructure Evolution during Additive Manufacturing Metal Powder for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Progress in Additive Manufacturing Topics: Aluminum: Shaping and Forming Friction Stir Welding and Processing Metallurgy: Energy and Environmental Issues Topics: Control of Interfacial Phenomena during Processing: Modeling and Technology Developments Effects of Interfaces on Mechanical Properties of Composites Surface Engineering for Extreme Conditions Archaeomaterials August 2015 Theme: Advanced Modeling and Characterization Manuscripts Due: April 15, 2015 Topics: Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME): Bridging Interfaces In-Situ Mechanical Testing in Electron Microscopes Advances in Modeling of Solidification Microstructures New Horizons in Mechanical Spectroscopy Topics: Sustainability in Metallurgy Materials for Solar Applications Lead and Zinc Metallurgy Energy Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications Aluminum: Recycling and Environmental Issues Topics: Phase Transformations and Microstructural Evolution Progress in High-Entropy Alloys Progress with Lead-Free Solders Age-Hardenable Microalloying in Magnesium Topics: Materials Degradation in Light-Water Reactors Optimizing Energy in Industrial Furnaces High-Temperature Corrosion of Superalloys Advances in Refractory Metals November 2015 Theme: Materials for Energy and Extreme Environments Manuscripts Due: July 15, 2015


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JOM Rolls Out 2015 Technical Emphasis Calendar, JOM, 2014, 1123-1127, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-014-1046-4