The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Westerville, Ohio, released International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, a quarterly periodical that provides 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 and includes papers on applications of ceramics. Special topics covered in the first year include fuel cells, nanotechnology, ceramic armor and thermal and environmental barrier coatings.