Powder Diffraction journal to be published by
Cambridge University Press
January 12, 2012
The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) and Cambridge University Press announced that they have formed a new publishing partnership to produce ICDD’s flagship journal, Powder Diffraction. Powder Diffraction will be published by Cambridge from 2012, in partnership with ICDD, a non-profit scientific organization dedicated to publishing powder diffraction data for materials identification.
Powder Diffraction, a quarterly journal, brings cutting edge research and new advances to a global community of scientists on behalf of the parent institution, ICDD. The journal has been consistently recognized as the leading international materials science journal most frequently used to aid material identification and analysis. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of its papers, Powder Diffraction has wide appeal to a great number of sciences, including materials science, chemistry, geology, environmental science, and biology. Although practice is emphasized, theory is not neglected, especially as its discussion relates to better understanding of technique. The editorial focus will remain on a diverse selection of practical applications of diffraction methods analysis, standard reference materials, search/match methods, the indexing of powder data, and structure solutions from powders.
Together, Cambridge and ICDD will partner to strengthen Powder Diffraction in terms of reach and impact. The journal will be hosted on Cambridge's cutting-edge electronic platform, Cambridge Journals Online (http://journals.cambridge.org), and will include increased usability, increased functionality and many new features to enhance and optimize article usage.
Jamie Hutchins, Head of Journals - Americas, said: “By publishing Powder Diffraction, Cambridge furthers its position in the physical and materials sciences. As publishing partner, we will assist the ICDD in disseminating their high-quality research to the widest possible audience. We are honored that Cambridge is seen as a worthy home for their journal.”
Timothy Fawcett, ICDD Executive Director, said: “The ICDD is very excited to have Cambridge University Press as our new publisher for Powder Diffraction. ICDD database products and educational services are currently delivered to thousands of scientists in over 110 countries and we believe Cambridge University Press’s global publishing network will enable us to reach scientists in every region of the world.”
Cambridge will publish Powder Diffraction from March 2012 Volume 27, Issue 1.
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About the International Centre for Diffraction Data
ICDD is a non-profit scientific organization dedicated to collecting, editing, publishing, and distributing powder diffraction data for the identification of materials. ICDD’s mission is to continue to be the world center for quality diffraction and related data to meet the needs of the technical community. ICDD promotes the application of materials characterization methods in science and technology by providing forums for the exchange of ideas and information. ICDD sponsors the Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium (PPXRD), Denver X-ray Conference (DXC); its proceedings, Advances in X-ray Analysis and the journal, Powder Diffraction. ICDD and its members conduct workshops and clinics on materials characterization at the headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania and at X-ray analysis conferences around the world.