Publisher of the Month: The Electrochemical Society (ECS)

ECS’s partnership with Research4Life currently provides institutions in over 120 countries around the world free accessibility to all of the content available in the ECS Digital Library, comprising a total of over 132,000 articles and abstracts.

Our highlighted publisher this month is The Electrochemical Society (ECS), a dedicated partner in the Research4Life network that shares the belief that the key to sustainability is accessibility. A leading independent, nonprofit scientific publisher, ECS has been disseminating high quality, peer-reviewed research since its founding in 1902. The research published by ECS is cutting-edge and impactful, spanning a wide range of topics, from batteries and energy storage to dielectric science and materials. In many cases, it directly addresses and influences the sustainability of the planet.

ECS believes that research this critical needs to be openly accessible. Scientific advancement, in all of its forms, depends completely upon the open exchange of information. ECS’s Free the Science initiative is at the crux of the Society’s ongoing transition to an open science paradigm. ECS already offers authors the option to publish their work as open access; as a long-term strategy, ECS plans to remove paywall access to the entire ECS Digital Library for all users.  

For over 8,200 institutions across the developing world, the shift toward a more open and innovative future has already taken place. ECS’s partnership with Research4Life currently provides institutions in over 120 countries around the world free accessibility to all of the content available in the ECS Digital Library, comprising a total of over 132,000 articles and abstracts.



The ECS Digital Library encompasses a number of publications, including:

  • Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the flagship journal of ECS, published continuously since 1902
  • ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
  • ECS Electrochemistry Letters
  • ECS Solid State Letters
  • Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters
  • ECS Transactions
  • ECS Meeting Abstracts
  • ECS Proceedings Volumes
  • Interface, the quarterly ECS membership magazine

ECS’s partnership with Research4Life directly aligns with the Society’s mission to democratize research to the greatest possible extent, advancing discovery, facilitating collaboration, and providing researchers worldwide the tools needed to develop new solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

For more information on how to access the ECS journals consult with your librarian or email info@research4life.org


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