Call for Papers: The 69th Special Feature of Electrochemistry

March 27, 2023

The 69th Special Feature of Electrochemistry
“Frontiers of Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids”

Electrochemistry Editorial Board
Molten Salt Committee
The Electrochemical Society of Japan

 Molten salts include conventional high-temperature molten salts and room-temperature molten salts (more commonly referred to as ionic liquids), as well as molten metals, molten glasses, and molten hydrates in the broadest sense. In recent years, chemical and electrochemical reactions using molten salts and ionic liquids have become increasingly important for the realization of a carbon-neutral society. Major recent applications include storage batteries, green smelting, recycling, CO2 utilization, hydrogen production, and nuclear fuel reprocessing. In this special feature, we call for the latest research results using molten salts and ionic liquids.
 This special feature is proposed by the Molten Salts Committee of the Electrochemical Society of Japan in conjunction with the International Symposium “2023 Joint Symposium on Molten Salts” to be held in Kyoto in November 2023. We welcome any research related to molten salts and ionic liquids, regardless of whether it has been presented at the above international symposium, or not. Please feel free to submit your paper.

Main Subjects and Categories
Molten salts, Ionic liquids, Molten metals, Molten glasses, Hydrate melts, Batteries, Green smelting, Recycling, CO2 utilization, Hydrogen production, Reprocessing of nuclear fuels, and Other topics related to molten salts.

Types of Papers
・Article, Communication, Note, and Comprehensive Paper
・Invited Papers are planned by the recommendation of Molten Salt Committee.
・Review papers must be recommended by the Society or the Society’s Committee.

The manuscript must be prepared in English.

Guest Editors
Yasushi Katayama (Keio University)
Toshiyuki Nohira (Kyoto University)
Takuya Goto (Doshisha University)
Tetsuya Tsuda (Chiba University)

Publication procedure
Please refer to the website of the journal, where ORCID and Supporting Information are available. Abstract Graphics are recommended. Please read Paper Submission Policy and Instructions for Authors carefully before submitting your paper.

Paper Submission Policy:
Instructions for Authors:

Article Processing Charge (APC)
The article processing charge (APC) is 150,000 yen (including VAT). However, members of the society or the designated persons from Molten Salts Committee are entitled to a 2/3 reduction of the article processing charge to 50,000 yen (including VAT). For details, please refer to the above submission guide. APC support is planned for some registrants of 2023 Joint Symposium on Molten Salts. For details, please contact the secretariat of Molten Salt Committee.


  • Application for Submission: October 25, 2023 (Wed)
    Please fill out and submit the designated site.
  • Submission deadline: December 25, 2023 (Mon)
    Please read the submission instructions carefully and submit your paper electronically from the designated site ( At the time of submission, please specify that the submission is for the 69th Special feature on “Frontiers of Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids.”
  • Peer-reviewing
    Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by two reviewers who are requested by the editorial board members, and the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript will be decided based on the results of the review.
  • Deadline for final version: March 25, 2024 (Mon)
    This is the deadline for submission of accepted manuscripts for which APC payment has been confirmed.
  • Advanced online publication
    Advanced online publication (AOP) will be performed in about 3 business days after the submission of the paper to the publisher. Please note that the AOP version will be Accepted Manuscript or Uncorrected Proof which the author’s proofreading will be done in parallel with the AOP procedure.
  • Paper publication
    Normally the manuscript will be published in Vol. 92, No. 4, April 2024. The publication might be delayed depending on progress of peer review and revision. Early submission will be recommended as soon as possible.

Further information
For further information, please contact us by e-mail only.

From submission of paper to decision of publication:
Editorial Board of Electrochemistry ( ed.board-e[at] )

Various procedures after acceptance for publication
Editorial Office of the Journal of Electrochemistry ( ed.apc-e[at] )

APC support planned in conjunction with joint symposium
Secretariat Office of Molten Salt Committee ( mscj[at] )