Announcement: From January 2022 Colloid and Interface Science Communications will become an open access journal. Authors who publish in Colloid and Interface Science Communications will be able to make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible.
Colloid and Interface Science Communications continues with the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.
Colloid and Interface Science Communications authors will pay an article publishing charge (APC), have a choice of license options, and retain copyright to their published work. The APC will be requested after peer review and acceptance. The APC payment will be required for all accepted articles submitted after the 1st November 2021.
Please note: Authors who have submitted their paper on or before the 31 October 2021, will have their accepted article published in Colloid and Interface Science Communications at no charge. Authors submitting their paper after this date will be requested to pay the APC. For more details visit our FAQs page.

Colloid and Interface Science Communications is a primary research journal that is dedicated to the rapid dissemination of short communications and brief review articles, covering recent developments, on new fundamental concepts, research findings, and topical applications at the forefront of the increasingly interdisciplinary area of colloid and interface science.

The short communications should have a maximum total length of 5,000 words and a (combined) maximum of 8 normal-sized figures and/or tables is allowed (so for instance 3 tables and 5 figures). The reviews can have 10,000 words and a combined maximum of 10 figures and/or tables.

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.