Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science (COCIS) is an international journal focused on the science related to interfaces and on the behavior of colloids and amphiphiles (surfactants, polar lipids, polymers and biopolymers) in solution.
The journal also encompasses molecular and nanoscopic aspects of materials science, industrial applications of colloids, and biologically-relevant systems. COCIS is not a primary journal; rather it seeks to guide the researcher through the maze of current published literature, and to highlight areas and papers which, in the opinion of the reviewers, are of special interest and significance.
Topics covered include: Theories and Simulations, Microscopy Methods, NMR, X-ray and Neutron Scattering, Surface Analysis Techniques, Emulsions and Microemulsions, Liquid Crystals, Thin Films and Foams, Polyelectrolytes, Reactivity in Colloidal Systems and at Interfaces, Surfactants, Food Colloids, Biological Colloids and Interfaces, Colloidal Dispersions, Self Assembly, Drug Delivery, Electrokinetics, Rheology, and, Wetting and Spreading.

For each of the above areas, Section Editors have been appointed, who will commission expert scientists to write an informed and critical article on a topic within that general field. The article is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of the recent relevant literature, but rather is a personal article by the contributor(s), which sets out to both inform the reader of the major developments in the area, and to identify those papers which in the opinion of the author(s), have made the greatest impact on the field. Normally, the period covered by the review will be the previous two to three years.

Editorial board

Editors-in-Chief

  • Nicholas Abbott
    University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Krister Holmberg
    Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Biological Colloids and Interfaces

  • Martin Malmsten
    Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Stefan Zauscher
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Colloidal Dispersions

  • Stefano Sacanna
    New York University, New York, New York, USA
  • Patrick Spicer
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Krassimir Velikov
    Unilever R&D Vlaardingen, Vlaardingen, Netherlands

Drug Delivery

  • Samir Mitragotri
    University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Rita Vanbever-Zaman
    Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

Electrokinetics

  • Johannes (Hans) Lyklema
    Wageningen Universiteit, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • Carsten Werner
    Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany

Emulsions and Microemulsions

  • Kenji Aramaki
    Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
  • Carlos Rodriguez Abreu
    Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

Food Colloids

  • Martin Leser
    Nestec Ltd., Lausanne 26, Switzerland
  • Brent Murray
    University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Microscopy Methods

  • Dganit Danino
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

NMR

  • Bradley Chmelka
    University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Anne Lesage
    Université de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France

Polyelectrolytes

  • Maria Santore
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Reactivity in Colloidal Systems and at Interfaces

  • Faruk Nome
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
  • Larry Romsted
    Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

Rheology

  • Yujun Feng
    Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
  • Erin Koos
    KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium

Self Assembly

  • Alfred Blume
    Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany
  • Junbai Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China

Surface Analysis Techniques

  • Libero Liggieri
    National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Genova, Italy
  • Reinhard Miller
    Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Surface Forces

  • Per Claesson
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • William Ducker
    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Surfactants

  • Marie Pierre Krafft
    Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
  • Reinhard Strey
    Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany

Theory and Simulation

  • Zbigniew Adamczyk
    Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
  • Nily Dan
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Thin Liquid Films and Foams

  • Dotchi Exerowa
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Dimo Platikanov
    University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Wetting and Spreading

  • Hans-Jürgen Butt
    Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • Victor Starov
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

X-Ray and Neutron Scattering

  • Jeff Penfold
    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxon, UK
  • Norman Wagner
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA

Special Topics

  • Nicholas Abbott
    University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Krister Holmberg
    Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Thomas Zemb
    Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule, Bagnols sur Cèze Cedex, France

Editor Emeritus

  • B.H. Robinson†