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Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: Extreme Mechanics Letters

First articles published now available for free online on ScienceDirect

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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal: Extreme Mechanics Letters.

The launch of Extreme Mechanics Letters is driven primarily by the rapid advances at the forefront of applied sciences such as micro and nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, soft materials, smart sensing/actuation, manufacturing, device fabrication, many of them depend heavily on mechanics tools.

The journal serves as forum for novel research featuring the important role of mechanics in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary areas across materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering.

Despite the availability and success of letter journals in other disciplines, within the mechanics community the availability of this publication type has been limited. The journal will follow the article based publishing model, which allows for immediate publication of the final version of a paper without waiting for other articles to be compiled into a full issue.

Extreme Mechanics Letters will be edited by three distinguished scientists who will jointly share the role of Editor-in-Chief: Dr. K. Jimmy Hsia, Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, and of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Dr. John A. Rogers is Swanlund Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, with affiliate appointments in Chemistry, Bioengineering, Mechanical Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Dr. Zhigang Suo is Allen E. and Marilyn M. Puckett Professor of Mechanics and Materials in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, USA.

“To keep pace with the rapid advances, there is an urgent need for a forum that facilitates quick communication of new concepts, complex phenomena, and novel tools in mechanics, which can be achieved through publication of short, letter-sized articles,” said Professor Hsia. “Existing mechanics journals often favor long format, with relatively long turnaround time, and cannot fully serve the community’s needs.”

Laney Zhou, Executive Publisher at Elsevier, expects the new journal to serve an audience wider than just the mechanics discipline by bringing together cutting-edge research taking place in various subject areas. She commented, “Mechanics problems are nowadays often considered a fundamental challenge that help advance research in other disciplines too.”

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