Surface Science Reports contains invited review papers on experimental and theoretical studies in the physics, chemistry and pioneering applications of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures. It covers topics which contribute to a better understanding of basic phenomena occurring on surfaces and interfaces, but also the application of this knowledge to the development of materials, processes and devices. "Surfaces" is defined in this journal to include all interfaces between solids, liquids, polymers, biomaterials, nanostructures, soft matter, gases and/or vacuum. The journal also contains reviews of experimental techniques and methods used to characterize surfaces and surface processes, e.g. those based upon the interactions of photons, electrons and ions with surfaces.

Editorial board


  • Charles T. Campbell
    Dept. of Chemistry, University of Washington, Bagley Hall, Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700, USA


  • Xinhe Bao
    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China
  • Ulrike Diebold
    Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Leonard Dobrzynski
    Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Lille I), Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
  • Hajo Freund
    Fritz Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
  • Lara J. Gamble
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Vicki Grassian
    University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, California, USA
  • Nuria Lopez
    Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain
  • Junji Nakamura
    University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Oleg Prezhdo
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Mario Rocca
    Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova, Italy
  • Sefik Suzer
    Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Geoff Thornton
    University College London (UCL), London, England, UK
  • Klaus Wandelt
    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Henry Weinberg
    Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Qikun Xue
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China