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, China

Board Members

  • K. G. Ayappa
    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
  • S. Biggs
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • L.B. Boinovich
    A.N Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • D. Brutin
    Aix-Marseille I University, Marseille, France
  • H.J. Busscher
    University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • N Denkov
    Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • V.K. Gupta
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
  • Y. Hanein
    Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • T.A. Hatton
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • N. Hilal PhD
    Swansea University College of Engineering, Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Q. Huo
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States
  • J. Jiang
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • K. Kaneko
    Shinshu University, Exotic Nanocarbon Research Center, Nagano, Japan
  • S. Kaskel
    TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • A.B Kayitmazer
    Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • S. Kitagawa
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • M Kosmulski
    Lublin University of Technology, Lublin, Poland
  • M. E. Leser
    Nestec Ltd., Nestlé Research Center Lausanne, Lausanne 26, Switzerland
  • P. Levitz
    Sorbonne University Pierre and Marie Curie Campus, Paris, France
  • J. Liu
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States
  • M. Malmsten
    University of Copenhagen Department of Pharmacy, København, Denmark
  • S. Minko
    The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States
  • W. Parak
    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • D. Prieve
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • A.D. Rey
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • G. Scherer
    Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
  • S. Seeger
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • N. Shapley
    Rutgers University, Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
  • V.M. Starov
    Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • K.J. Stebe
    University of Pennsylvania Hillel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • B.-L. Su
    University of Namur, Namur, Belgium
  • L.Z. Wang
    University of Queensland, School of Chemical Engineering, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
  • D. Y. Zhao
    Fudan University Department of Chemistry, Shanghai, China