Colloid and Interface Science Communications is a primary research journal that provides the colloids community an efficient and flexible route for the publication of scientifically and ethically sound articles which may not always find the right home on first submission.

The journal is a forum for the rapid publication of short initial reports, full research papers and review articles on new fundamental concepts, research findings, and topical applications at the forefront of the increasingly interdisciplinary area of colloid and interface science. Emphasis is given to novel experimental techniques and theoretical/computational methods for advanced studies of interfacial interactions and design of colloidal materials, including

• Colloidal solutions, self-assembly, surfactant and polymer mesophases
• Interfacial processes, adsorption, capillarity, wetting, and microfluidics
• Soft matter, membranes, coatings, films, gels, and foams
• Nanoparticles, nanotubes, and low dimensionality materials
• Colloidal nanostructures and micro-mesoporous materials
• Biointerfaces, biocolloids, biofilms, and biomembranes

The scope of applications include nanomaterials, energy production and storage, biotechnologies, nanomedicine, drug delivery, environmental sustainability, adsorption separations, catalysis, electrochemistry, food, pharmaceutical, personal care, and cosmetic products.

Editorial board


  • Qian Yu
    Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Board Members

  • K. G. Ayappa
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • S. Biggs
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • L.B. Boinovich
    A.N Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • D. Brutin
    Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France
  • H.J. Busscher
    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • N Denkov
    University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • V.K. Gupta
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Roorkee, India
  • Y. Hanein
    Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • N. Hilal
    Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK
  • Q. Huo
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • J. Jiang
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • K. Kaneko
    Shinshu University, Nagano-city, Japan
  • S. Kaskel
    Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • A.B Kayitmazer
    Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • S. Kitagawa
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • M Kosmulski
    Lublin University of Technology , Lublin, Poland
  • M. E. Leser
    Nestec Ltd., Lausanne 26, Switzerland
  • P. Levitz
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • J. Liu
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA
  • M. Malmsten
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • S. Minko
    University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
  • W. Parak
    Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  • D. Prieve
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • A.D. Rey
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • G. Scherer
    Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • S. Seeger
    Universität Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • N. Shapley
    Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
  • V.M. Starov
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  • K.J. Stebe
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • B.-L. Su
    Université de Namur, Namur, Belgium
  • L.Z. Wang
    University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
  • D. Y. Zhao
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China