Synthetic Metals is a journal dealing with research on the physics, chemistry and applications of organic and carbon electronic materials such as electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials including novel carbon architectures.

Examples of materials within the scope of this journal are:
• conducting and semiconducting polymers and molecular materials
• fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, related novel carbon architectures and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS)
• supramolecular conjugated architectures
• nanoscale electronic molecular and electronic polymer materials
• organic charge-transfer compounds and metal chain compounds
• functional pi-conjugated systems
• organic-inorganic electroactive hybrids including perovksites
• molecular- and polymer-based magnets and ferroelectrics.

The journal publishes original research papers, short communications and reviews. Original research papers and short communications should present a significant advance in the understanding or application of these materials and/ or devices made from them. Experimental, theoretical and application papers on the chemistry, physics and engineering of these materials and their electrical, photonic and magnetic properties are encouraged for submission. Papers on electronic, optoelectronic, electroluminescent, lasing, solar cell, sensor, actuator, biological and other potential applications of these materials are also welcome.

Editorial board


  • Professor Ifor D.W. Samuel
    University of St Andrews School of Physics & Astronomy, United Kingdom


  • Dr. Emmanuel Flahaut
    Paul Sabatier University, France
  • Professor Russell Holmes
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities, United States of America
  • Professor Wojciech Pisula
    Lodz University of Technology, Poland
  • Professor Adam Pron
    Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Chemistry, Poland

Emeritus Editors in Chief

  • Professor Arthur Epstein
    The Ohio State University Department of Physics, United States of America
  • Professor Alan Heeger
    University of California Santa Barbara Department of Physics, United States of America

Founding Editor

  • Professor F. Lincoln Vogel

Editorial Board Members

  • Professor Pierre Audebert MD, PhD
    Laboratory of Supramolecular and Macromolecular Photophysics and Photochemistry, Cachan, France
  • Professor Gordana Ćirić-Marjanović PhD
    University of Belgrade Faculty of Physical Chemistry, Beograd, Serbia
  • Professor Drew R. Evans PhD
    University of South Australia Future Industries Institute, Mawson Lakes, Australia
  • Professor Christine K. Luscombe PhD
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, pi-Conjugated Polymers Units, Okinawa, Japan
  • Professor Klaus Muellen PhD
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Department of Polymer Synthesis, Mainz, Germany
  • Professor Ana Flavia Nogueira
    State University of Campinas Institute of Chemistry, CAMPINAS, Brazil
  • Dr. Zhigang Shuai
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic FNZIC, FRSNZ
    The University of Auckland School of Chemical Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Prof. Dr. Ken-Tsung Wong PhD
    National Taiwan University Chemistry Department, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Professor Vivian Yam
    The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
  • Professor Aldo José Gorgatti Zarbin FRSC
    Federal University of Paraná, Department of Chemistry, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  • Professor Yingping Zou PhD
    Central South University, Changsha, China