Battery Materials

About This Journal

  • Aims & Scope

    Battery Materials is an international peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles, reviews, and perspectives on all aspects of battery materials, including their synthesis, characterization, performance evaluation, and application in various types of batteries. The journal welcomes contributions from materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, and related fields, with a focus on materials development for energy storage technologies. Articles relating to the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in accelerating development of battery materials will be encouraged.

    The scope of the journal encompasses a broad range of battery materials, including but not limited to, electrode materials, electrolytes, separators, current collectors, enabling additives and interface engineering. Research papers on new materials for emerging battery technologies, such as solid-state batteries, sodium-ion batteries, and lithium-sulfur batteries, are particularly encouraged. Additionally, studies on the design and optimization of battery materials at the nanoscale, as well as investigations into the fundamental mechanisms underlying battery materials performance and safety are also within the scope of the journal.

    The aim of Battery Materials is to provide a platform for the dissemination of high-quality research on battery materials and to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge between researchers and technologists in the field. The journal strives to publish research that addresses fundamental scientific questions, as well as studies with practical applications, with the goal of advancing the development of next-generation battery technologies.

    Although authors are encouraged to be succinct, there is no restriction on the length of the papers, or number of figures and tables. Figures, both in black & white and in color are accepted.

  • Publication Ethics
    We insist on strict ethical policies and standards to ensure the high quality of scholarly publication on our platform and take a zero-tolerance attitude to all instances of misconduct, including data fabrication, plagiarism, authorship improprieties, and violation of recognized research practices, etc. We deal with all possible misconduct seriously based upon the COPE Guidelines. At any stage, if misconduct is proven, the paper will be rejected or retracted.
  • Open Access
    Publishing with the Gold Open Access policy, the full text of the papers published in Battery Materials will be made freely available online, without any barrier of access or subscription requirement, to a worldwide audience. Further information of the Open Access policy is available at Why Open Access.
  • Copyright and License

    We adopt the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which means all papers published in Battery Materials are freely available online. Copyright of the published papers is retained by authors. Authors grant any third party the right to use the published paper freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are correctly cited. Authors also grant Pivot Science Publications Corporation an exclusive right to publish their paper and identify it as the original publisher.

    A note as below will be inserted in each paper published in Battery Materials:

    © Year by the author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format, provided the original work is correctly credited.

  • Editorial Process and Peer Review
    Articles submitted to Battery Materials are subject to rigorous single-blinded peer review conducted by at least two reviewers from the same field as the author, followed by an unbiased editorial decision made by an academic editor from the journal. Reviewers adhere to the Guidelines for Reviewers when reviewing manuscripts, while editors abide by the Guidelines for Editors when making decisions. Academic editors and reviewers have the freedom to act completely independently from the editorial office when making decisions or advising on any manuscript. More details of our editorial process and policy are available at Editorial Process.
  • Plagiarism
    To ensure the originality of published research, Battery Materials screens every submitted manuscript using iThenticate software in order to identify manuscripts containing plagiarized text, including self-plagiarism. Manuscripts suspected of exhibiting plagiarism will be investigated, and rejected if the plagiarism is subsequently confirmed.
  • Repository Policy

    Battery Materials adopts a repository policy that allows authors to deposit all versions of their manuscript in any institutional or subject repository, without any embargo period. Authors may update their preprints with the published version that includes a link to the article on Battery Materials' website, attributing Battery Materials as the source of the original publication.

  • Permanent Archiving
    All articles published in Battery Materials are archived in Portico so as to provide permanent digital preservation and open access. Portico secures the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly content in its original format without the risk of loss or destruction due to technological, economic, environmental or political reasons.
  • Publication Charge
    There will be no publication fee levied for papers published in Battery Materials in 2024. More details of charges are available at Fees.
  • Announcement
    Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free. For more details, please contact the Editorial Office.
  • Contact the Journal
    For any information of the journal, please contact the Battery Materials Editorial Office.

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