Platinum Metals Rev., 2014, 58, (1), 2
Editorial: Platinum Metals Review is Changing in 2014
- Sara Coles
- Platinum Metals Review
- Johnson Matthey Plc, Orchard Road, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5HE, UK Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Platinum Metals Review, Johnson Matthey's journal of research on the science and technology of the platinum group metals (pgms) and developments in their application in industry, has a long and proud history having been published by Johnson Matthey since 1957 – continuous publication for 58 years.
From mid-2014, regular readers will see changes, not least of which will be to the name of the journal: Platinum Metals Review will become the Johnson Matthey Technology Review.
This change reflects our intention to cover a much wider range of technologies than at present. Today, Johnson Matthey is more than just a precious metals company, with interests which extend to base metal catalysis, products for pharmaceutical and medical applications and battery materials, among others. These technologies will also begin to feature in future issues of the journal alongside pgms, which remain indispensable for so many applications and processes.
The format of a peer-reviewed scientific journal, which has worked well for us in the past, will remain as it is important to maintain a high quality publication that our readers will want to read and cite.
We welcome and encourage submissions from all who are working in fields of interest to the journal, which is provided as a service to the community who work with pgm and now, non-pgm science and technology in a range of relevant fields. The journal will still be free to access and free to publish; all of the costs are absorbed by Johnson Matthey as part of its service to the community.
On behalf of Johnson Matthey I would like to thank all of Platinum Metals Review's readers, authors, reviewers, Editorial Board members and other stakeholders for your input over the years and I hope that you will be interested in continuing your contribution to the success of the journal in future.
Please look out for further announcements, including the wider range of topics which we will begin to cover, via our website, Twitter, email and in the next issue of the journal. We hope you are as excited as we are about this opportunity to greatly expand the range of subjects that will find a home, and an interested audience, in the Johnson Matthey Technology Review.