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
    Dept. of Chemical & Biological Sciences, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, Huddersfield, UK
  • Professor Mark Wainwright
    School of Pharmacy & Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), L3 3AF, Liverpool, UK

Executive Editor

  • Professor Xiang Ma
    Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology, 200237, Shanghai, China
  • Professor Juyoung Yoon
    Dept. of Chemistry and Nano Sciences, EWHA Womans University, 120-750, Seoul, The Republic of Korea

Associate Editors

  • Dr. Sylvain Achelle
    IUT Lannion, Organometallics: Materials and Catalysis Team, Université de Rennes I, France
  • Dr. Karen de Clerck
    Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering, Universiteit Gent, 9052, Zwijnaarde, Belgium
  • Dr. Carlos Lodeiro
    Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University NOVA of Lisbon, Caparica, Portugal
  • Dr. Mark Van der Auweraer
    Molecular Imaging and Photonics, KU Leuven, 3001, Leuven, Belgium

Honorary Editors

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

Editorial Board

  • Norman Allen
    Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
  • Martin Bide
    University of Rhode Island, Kingston, , Rhode Island, USA
  • Neil Branda
    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Robert Christie
    Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels, UK
  • Benjamin Coe
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Michael Detty
    The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
  • M. Dondi
    National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Faenza, Italy
  • N.A. Garcia
    Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Rio Cuarto, Argentina
  • Chris Geddes
    University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Ahmet Gül
    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Denis Jacquemin
    Université de Nantes, Nantes Cedex 3, France
  • Teofil Jesionowski
    Poznań University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
  • Masaki Matsui
    Gifu University, Gifu, Japan
  • H. Mustroph
    FEW Chemicals GmbH, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
  • Hiroyuki Nakazumi
    Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan
  • Shaun Smith
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Belmont, Victoria, Australia
  • Andy Towns
    Lambson Ltd. of Clifford House, Wetherby, England, UK
  • Wai-Yeung Wong
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Weihong Zhu
    East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China