Dyes and Pigments covers the scientific and technical aspects of the chemistry and physics of dyes, pigments and their intermediates. Emphasis is placed on the properties of the colouring matters themselves rather than on their applications or the system in which they may be applied.

Thus the journal accepts research and review papers on the synthesis of dyes, pigments and intermediates, their physical or chemical properties, e.g. spectroscopic, surface, solution or solid state characteristics, the physical aspects of their preparation, e.g. precipitation, nucleation and growth, crystal formation, liquid crystalline characteristics, their photochemical, ecological or biological properties and the relationship between colour and chemical constitution. However, papers are considered which deal with the more fundamental aspects of colourant application and of the interactions of colourants with substrates or media.

The journal will interest a wide variety of workers in a range of disciplines whose work involves dyes, pigments and their intermediates, and provides a platform for investigators with common interests but diverse fields of activity such as cosmetics, reprographics, dye and pigment synthesis, medical research, polymers, etc.

Editorial board


  • Professor B Mark Heron
    University of Huddersfield Department of Chemical Sciences, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Professor Mark Wainwright
    Liverpool John Moores University School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, L3 3AF, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Executive Editor

  • Professor Xiang Ma
    East China University of Science and Technology, 200237, Shanghai, China
  • Professor Juyoung Yoon
    Ewha Womans University, 03760, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Associate Editors

  • Dr. Sylvain Achelle
    Rennes 1 University, 35065, Rennes, France
  • Dr. Karen de Clerck
    Ghent University Department of Materials Textiles and Chemical Engineering, 9052, Zwijnaarde, Belgium
  • Professor Denis Jacquemin
    University of Nantes, 44035, Nantes, France
  • Assoc. Professor Carlos Lodeiro
    New University of Lisbon Faculty of Science and Technology, 2829-516, Caparica, Portugal
  • Dr. Mark Van der Auweraer
    KU Leuven Molecular Imaging and Photonics, 3001, Leuven, Belgium

Honorary Editors

  • Professor S.M. Burkinshaw
  • Dr. A.T. Peters
  • Professor H. Tian

Editorial Board

  • Norman Allen
    Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Filip Bureš
    University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • Rachel Crespo
    Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
  • Daniel Escudero-Masa
    KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • N.A. Garcia
    National University of Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Pier Luigi Gentili PhD
    University of Perugia Department of Chemistry Biology and Biotechnologies, Perugia, Italy
  • Francesca Giuntini
    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Parik Goswami
    University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Ahmet Gul PhD
    Istanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Xuechuan Hong
    Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • Woo-Dong Jang
    Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • Valentin Victor Jerca PhD
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • Teofil Jesionowski
    Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
  • Hae-Jo Kim PhD
    Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Department of Chemistry, Yongin, Korea, Republic of
  • Sehoon Kim
    Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seongbuk-gu, Korea, Republic of
  • Ramón Martinez Mañez
    Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Masaki Matsui
    Gifu University, Gifu, Japan
  • Maria João Melo PhD
    New University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Klaus Muellen Professor
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Department of Polymer Synthesis, Mainz, Germany
  • Heinz Mustroph
    FEW Chemicals GmbH, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
  • Hiroyuki Nakazumi
    Osaka Prefecture University College of Engineering School of Materials Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka, Japan
  • Graça Neves
    University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Tebello Nyokong
    Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Elisabete Oliveira Marques PhD
    New University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Borys Osmialowski PhD DSc
    Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun Faculty of Chemistry, Torun, Poland
  • Andrea Pucci
    University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Claudio Roscini
    Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain
  • Robert Smith
    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
  • Benzhong Tang
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Department of Chemistry, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Andrew Towns PhD
    Lambson Ltd, Wetherby, United Kingdom
  • Gilles Ulrich
    University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Zhaohui Wang PhD
    Tsinghua University Department of Chemistry, Beijing, China
  • Liangliang Zhu
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Weihong Zhu
    East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China