The journal Carbon is an international multidisciplinary forum for communicating scientific advances in the field of carbon materials and carbon nanomaterials. The journal reports significant new findings related to the formation, structure, properties, behaviors, and technological applications of carbons, which are a broad class of ordered or disordered solid phases composed primarily of elemental carbon. These materials can be either synthetic or of natural origin, and include, but are not limited to, graphene and graphene-oxide, carbon nanotubes, carbon fibers and filaments, graphite, porous carbons, pyrolytic carbon, glassy carbon, carbon black, diamond and diamond-like carbon, fullerenes, and chars. Papers on composites will be considered if the carbon component is a major focus of the paper's scientific content. Papers on organic substances may be considered if they are precursors for such carbon materials. Relevant application areas for carbon materials include, but are not limited to, electronic and photonic devices, structural and thermal applications, smart materials and systems, energy storage and conversion, catalysis, environmental protection, and biology and medicine.

Carbon publishes comprehensive research articles, Letters to the Editor, and invited reviews by leading experts in the field. Papers will be selected that have high scientific merit, impart important new knowledge, and are of high interest to the international carbon materials community. The journal welcomes manuscripts on both bulk and nanoscale carbon materials and is particularly interested in manuscripts that help define and develop the basic science that applies to all carbons, including both established and emerging materials.

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Editorial board


  • Mauricio Terrones
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

Emeritus Editor-in-Chief

  • Peter Thrower
    Pennsylvania State University, England, UK

Former Editor-in-Chief

  • Robert Hurt
    Brown University, Providence, USA


  • Alberto Bianco
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Strasbourg, France
  • Yongsheng Chen
    Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Yuan Chen
    The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Toshiaki Enoki
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • Elzbieta Frackowiak
    Poznań University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
  • Hiroaki Hatori
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
  • Yoong Ahm Kim
    Chonnam National University, Buk-gu, Gwangju, The Republic of Korea
  • Nikhil Koratkar
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
  • Chang Liu
    Institute of Metal Research (CAS) , Shenyang, China
  • Vincent Meunier
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
  • Gareth Neighbour
    Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England, UK
  • Michael Strano
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Juan Tascon
    Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Oviedo, Spain
  • Fei Wei
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Editorial Associate

  • Beth A. Hurt

Honorary Advisory Board

  • Peter Boehm
    München, Germany
  • Tim Burchell
    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • Hui-Ming Cheng
  • Morinobu Endo
    Nagano, Japan
  • Yury Gogotsi
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Sumio Iijima
    Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
  • Takashi Kyotani
    Sendai-Shi, Japan
  • Marc Monthioux
    Toulouse, France
  • Chong Rae Park
    Gwanag-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • Ljubisa Radovic
    University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Francisco Rodriguez-Reinoso
    Alicante, Spain
  • Ralph Yang
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Editorial Board

  • Rodney Andrews
    Lexington, Kentucky, USA
  • R. Terry K. Baker
    Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA
  • Teresa Bandosz PhD, DSC
    New York, New York, USA
  • François Béguin
    Poznan, Poland
  • Clara Blanco Rodríguez
    Oviedo, Spain
  • Joseph Calo
    Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • Deborah Chung
    Buffalo, New York, USA
  • Jonathan Coleman
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Cristian Contescu
    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • Andrea Ferrari
    Cambridge, England, UK
  • Jose Luis Figueiredo
    Porto, Portugal
  • Liu Gang
    Zhejiang, China
  • Micah Green
    College Station, Texas, USA
  • Peter Harris
    Reading, England, UK
  • A. John Hart
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Michael Holzinger
    Grenoble Cedex 9, France
  • Jiaxing Huang
    Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • Katsumi Kaneko
    Nagano-city, Japan
  • Feiyu Kang
    Beijing, China
  • Ladislav Kavan
    Prague 8, Czech Republic
  • Qingwen Li
    Suzhou, China
  • G.Q. Max Lu
    Guildford, UK
  • Rosa Menendez
    Madrid, Spain
  • Sergey Mikhalovsky
    Brighton, UK
  • Carlos Moreno-Castilla
    Granada, Spain
  • Elena Obraztsova
    Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Rodney S. Ruoff
    Ulsan, Korea
  • Ashutosh Sharma
    Bombay, India
  • S. Ravi P. Silva
    Surrey, England, UK
  • Mark Thies
    Clemson, South Carolina, USA
  • Magda Titirici
    London, England, UK
  • Q. (Abe) Wang
    Hong Kong
  • Raymond Whitby
    Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Quan-Hong Yang
    Shenzhen, China
  • Hua Zhang
    Singapore, Singapore
  • Jin Zhang
    Beijing, China