A new Science Partner Journal, Ultrafast Science, was launched on 18 November by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in cooperation with the Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (XIOPM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
The journal will publish high-quality original research articles, comprehensive reviews, editorials, and perspectives which feature high novelty, significance and technical quality in cutting-edge and emerging topics in ultrafast science with broad interest from scientific communities.
Academician HOU Xun and professor ZHAO Wei serve as the Editors-in-Chief.
"Ultrafast science is the general term of ultrafast theory, technology and application for human understanding, developing and utilizing the time-resolved micro world", said HOU Xun, Editor-in-Chief of Ultrafast Science.
"Ultrafast science focuses on rapidly changing physical, chemical or biological processes in the microscopic system of matter, with research providing new opportunities for breakthroughs in condensed matter physics, information physics, atomic and molecular physics and biomedicine. I believe the journal, Ultrafast Science, will elevate the visibility and accessibility of this interdisciplinary field of research, for great benefit to all," academician HOU continued.
Professor MA Caiwen, director of XIOPM, said: "XIOPM has a long history in ultrafast scientific research. In this field, we have cultivated numerous world-renowned scientists and created a series of international world records for ultrafast lasers."
Ma continued, "Through the establishment of Ultrafast Science, we hope to build a platform for ultrafast scientific research, promote academic exchange and development in this field worldwide and make efforts to improve human life through science and technology. XIOPM and AAAS form a win-win combination of discipline advantages and publishing experience. I'm convinced that the cooperation of our two parties will produce a top-ranked academic journal transmitting useful knowledge for advancing S&T development."
Cover of the journal (Image by XIOPM)
"When evaluating partnerships for the Science Partner Journal program, we seek those partners with similar values, particularly the value of advancing society through science", said Bill Moran, publisher of the Science family of journals at AAAS, "Our team is very excited for the opportunity to work with Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences to launch Ultrafast Science and develop this publication into a world-class journal."
Topics of Ultrafast Science include but are not limited to: attosecond light sources, attosecond physics, ultrafast lasers and applications, ultrafast imaging, ultrafast spectroscopy, ultrafast diagnosis, ultrafast materials and detectors, ultrafast terahertz photonics, ultrafast electronics, ultrafast chemical physics and other ultrafast phenomena.