Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing – REPORT on RESULTS
The Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing, initiated by IUMRS in October 2018, gathered opinions and related demographics which, when aggregated, provided a fresh perspective on the scientific publishing enterprise from the viewpoint of the very people who are most closely affected by it. See the report here. Visit the survey itself at SURVEY.
Sixth World Materials Summit, Strasbourg, France, November 2017
This report presented the reports and opinions of leaders in many fields of research, government and commerce, focusing on energy, sustainability, and advanced materials. Perspectives from Next Generation Researchers (Students and Postdocs) in attendance were included in a center section and in appendices. A special supplemental section provided useful data.
Fourth World Materials Summit, Strasbourg, France, October 2013
This presented the reports and opinions of leaders in many fields of research, government and commerce, focusing on energy, sustainability, and advanced materials. Perspectives from Next Generation Researchers (Students and Postdocs) in attendance were interspersed throughout the report and in an appendix.
Cultural Heritage – Roadmap for the Preservation of Historical Monuments
This 2019 report is a product of the HERACLES EU project produced by the European Materials Research Society. A survey of several historical sites that are deteriorating due to environmental insults.
The European Energy System… 2016
A synopsis for European policy makers and concerned citizens. The main object of this booklet was to provide to non‑specialists necessary information on the current energy situation and its effective management, thus helping the general public understand and participate in the decision making processes related to climate issues, environmental effects and sustainability aspects.
IUMRS Facets (2002 – 2006)
An atypical “newsletter” that reported very little “news.” Most content in this quarterly publication comprised reports from around the globe on research activities and facilities. Cycloid Fathom created the initial design and managed the entire editorial process from author acquisition to publication and advertising.
IUMRS Facets – Compendium
Republished all five years of IUMRS Facets issues in one volume (2006). See the description of Facets by clicking on the issue image on this page.
Journal of Materials Research
An archival journal launched in 1986 for the Materials Research Society, its first such publication. Through our chairman, we specified its unique multidisciplinary design, created its inaugural editorial boards, and negotiated its initial publishing contract with the American Institute of Physics.
An international physics journal covering the several methods and phenomena related to the splitting of atomic and nuclear energy levels due to the influence of magnetic fields and electric field gradients. Nuclear magnetic resonance, Moessbauer Effect, and perturbed angular correlation of emitted radiation were the spectroscopic techniques on which researchers reported. [Principal Editorial support 1980-1989.]
Methods in Materials Research : Characterization of Materials 1st (2 volumes) and 2nd (3 volumes) Editions
Served as Editor-in-Chief of this major reference work on three successive occasions — A late 1990s loose-leaf updateable version, the two-volume hard-bound first edition in 2003, and the three-volume second edition in 2012. Acquired all authors and topic editors, working closely with the publisher’s production crew. Click on the image to see more history and detail.
Annual Review of Materials Science Series
The Annual Review of Materials Research (formerly, the Annual Review of Materials Science), in publication since 1971, covers the significant developments in the field of materials research, including original methodologies, materials phenomena, material systems, and special keynote topics.
We provided an Editor-in-Chief role for several years in the 1990s for this annual multi-author, multi-topic publication of Annual Reviews, Inc (Palo Alto, CA, USA).
Nuclear and Electron Resonance Spectroscopies Applied to Materials Science
Proceedings of an unexpectedly popular symposium at a materials conference in 1980. Programming and editing provided.
DESIGN – IUMRS Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing
CFTP designed and ran the IUMRS Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing which ran from October 2018 through August 2019 and covered responses from a variety of publishing roles: Researcher-authors, User-readers, Librarians & Archivists, Editors, Educators, Publishers, Research funders and managers, and Intellectual Property experts. This graphic shows its substantial complexity.
The result is documented under the reports category above.
IUMRS Brochure 2018
The International Union of Materials Research Societies brochure of 2018, describing the Union's many activities, was designed and edited, laid out and formatted, and printed and distributed by CFTP.
IUMRS Brochure 2002
The International Union of Materials Research Societies brochure of ~2002 was in fact a CFTP-designed flyer advertising membership opportunities and the publication IUMRS Facets.
Energy for the Future (E4F)
A logo designed for the European Materials Research Society’s new Energy for the Future initiative (2015 et seq.)
…for more background information
Click the CYCLOID for some added CFTP background and history.