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CGD Editorial Advisory Board Meeting Held in FJIRSM


On July 26th,2018, the Editorial Advisory Board Meeting  of “Crystal Growth and Design” (CGD for short)sponsored by American Chemical Society(ACS), was held in Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter(FJIRSM),Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Robin Rogers, editor-in-chief of "Crystal Growth and Design", from the University of Alabama, USA and over ten experts and scholars from the ACS, Beijing Normal University, Wuhan University and FJIRSM took part in the meeting.

At the meeting, Professor Robin Rogers delivered a warm speech and warmly welcomed the experts and scholars. on behalf of the editorial board of CGD magazine, Professor Robin made a report on the cited trends of CGD journals, competitiveness analysis and related statistics. At the same time, the new personnel changes of the editorial board of CGD were also reported. Professor CAO Rong from FJIRSM and Professor CHEN Ling from Beijing Normal University were appointed as the associate editor of CGD in 2018. Dr. Ophelia Han from the ACS reported on the role of CGD among the journals of the ACS, the opportunity for CGD to cooperate with other ACS journals, and the 2018 CGD support for hosting academic conferences.

The participants at the meeting discussed the advantages and challenges of CGD publications, selectively participated in important academic conferences, considerations of the rotation of the editorial board, the acceptance/rejection ratio of manuscripts, and the rationality of the review process. The experts and scholars attending the meeting spoke freely about the publication of CGD and the meeting was a complete success.

CGD Magazine was founded in 2001 and has an annual impact factor of 3.972 in 2017. It is one of the most influential academic journals in the world. The journal focuses on reporting physics, chemistry, life phenomena and processes related to the crystal growth and design of new materials.


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