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About this Cambridge Elements series

A brand new concept in academic publishing and scholarly communication, this new series in flexible and large-area electronics combines the best features of journals and books.

This innovative new series will provide authoritative coverage of the state-of-the art in bendable and large-area electronics. Specific Elements will provide in-depth coverage of key technologies, materials and techniques for the design and manufacturing of flexible electronic circuits and systems, as well as cutting-edge insights into emerging real-world applications.

Regularly updated and conceived from the start for a digital environment, this series will provide a dynamic reference resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry and materials science.

To view the latest published Elements in this series, visit the Flexible and Large-Area Electronics series page


Priority areas of interest

  • Materials for flexible and large-area electronics
  • Fabrication and manufacturing technologies
  • Devices, circuits and systems
  • Ultra-thin chip technologies
  • Flexible and large-area device physics
  • Physical and behavioural modelling
  • Emerging applications
  • Packaging and system integration


Benefits to authors

Flexibility - With lengths of approximately 20,000 – 30,000 words (40 to 75 pages), Elements offer an opportunity to develop a theme in greater detail than is possible in a traditional journal article, yet more concisely than would be expected in a full-length book.

Rapid Publication and dissemination - Elements will be published within 12 weeks of acceptance of the final manuscript, and each manuscript will be copy-edited prior to publication.

Indexing - Relevant metadata for individual Elements will be sent to the key abstracting and indexing organisations, and Altmetric data for individual Elements will also be available.

Open Access - In order to comply with the requirements of funding agencies, Cambridge will offer Open Access publication options for Elements

Peer Review - Each Elements series will have external series editors, and each individual Element will be peer-reviewed.

Visibility - Elements will be promoted through global sales and marketing channels and will therefore reach the broadest possible international audience. They will be available as digital collections to institutional libraries as well as being available to individuals as e-books and in print-on-demand paperback format. Elements of particular topical interest will also receive additional exposure to mainstream and social media via a dedicated publicity team. Elements will have both an ISBN and an ISSN.

Presentation - Digital versions of each Element will be in full colour, allowing the clear display of complex information and figures. On appropriate devices, it will also be possible to display embedded audio and video files.

Updatability - Individual Elements in a series can be updated annually.

Functionality -
The digital-first Elements format allows:

  • Enhanced searchLinked references
  • Citation export
  • Richer content – social media, debates, resources for teaching, links to data repositories
  • Ability to link to a variety of associated formats – audio, video
  • Updateability


Content will be hosted on the Cambridge Core platform, and Elements will benefit from launch marketing, increased discoverability and platform functionality updated on a regular basis.

Copyright - Authors of Cambridge Elements will retain copyright in their work.

About the Editors  

Luigi G. Occhipinti is a Principal Investigator at the University of Cambridge, Engineering Department, and Deputy Director and COO of the Cambridge Graphene Centre.
He is Founder and Director of Engineering at Cambridge Innovation Technologies Consulting Limited, providing innovation in high-tech fields that require multi-disciplinary approaches. He is a recognised expert in printed, organic, and large-area electronics and integrated smart systems with over 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, and is a former R&D Senior Group Manager and Programs Director at STMicroelectronics.

About the Editors  

Ravinder Dahiya is Professor of Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering, and an EPSRC Fellow, at the University of Glasgow. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council, and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Scientific Reports, IEEE Sensors Journal and IEEE Transactions on Robotics. He is an expert in the field of flexible and bendable electronics and electronic skin.

Watch an interview with Ravinder Dahiya and Luigi Occhipinti

Contact the Editors

If you would like more information about this series, or are interested in writing an Element, email:ravinder.dahiya@glasgow.ac.uk or luigi.occhipinti@eng.cam.ac.uk

For more information about electronics Elements, email: ehorne@cambridge.org