The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Westerville, Ohio, published its premier issue of International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, a new quarterly periodical that provides the most recent information on ceramic product development and commercialization for engineers, manufacturers, and research and development scientists. Each issue focuses on a high-interest, high-impact topic plus includes a range of papers detailing applications of ceramics. Special topics covered in the first year include fuel cells, nanotechnology, ceramic armor, and thermal and environmental barrier coatings.