New Carbon Materials is a bimonthly journal published with the permission of the Ministry of Science and Technology and of the State News and Publication Agency. The journal is sponsored by the Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is published by Science Press. New Carbon Materials publishes research devoted to the physics, chemistry and technology of those organic substances that are precursors for producing aromatically or tetrahedrally bonded carbonaceous solids, and of the materials that may be produced from those organic precursors. These materials range from diamond and graphite through chars, semicokes, mesophase substances, carbons, carbon fibers, carbynes, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, etc. Papers on the secondary production of new carbon and composites materials (for instance, carbon-carbon composites) from the above mentioned various carbons are also within the scope of the journal. Papers on organic substances will be considered if research has some relation to the resulting carbon materials.