ICE Publishing, the publishing division of the Institution of Civil Engineers, today announces the launch of a major new flagship journal series: ICE Science. By publishing at the intersection of many scientific disciplines this new series aims to inspire the cross- fertilization of ideas and drive forward knowledge in the areas of materials science, biomaterials, nanotechnology and energy. The collection aims to deliver a truly holistic overview of each area, bringing together communities that traditionally work in silos to ensure important discoveries and applications are accessible to all those in the field: inspiring fresh thinking in how breakthrough research can be practically applied to make energy, materials and medicines ever more efficient and effective.

“We’re excited to be launching this ground-breaking series” said Victoria Rae, Commissioning Editor at ICE Publishing. “At the ICE we have enormous experience of publishing journals in the field of civil engineering, but increasingly science crosses discipline boundaries. It is at the interface of traditional subject areas that we believe the next round of major breakthroughs will come and we’re looking forward to bringing these new findings to the attention of the scientific community through the ICE Science journals.”

ICE Science will launch with three full-colour, bimonthly journals and is offering free online access to all published content throughout 2011 and 2012, providing researchers with the opportunity to be widely read and cited. Authors can now submit articles to the journal editors.