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is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal focusing on all aspects of particle research. Click here to read our call for papers.

Contact: particle@wiley.com




Features include:

  • Executive Editorial Board and Editorial Advisory Board comprising international experts in a broad range of fields.
  • Fast and rigorous peer-review process.
  • Swift processing and publication of articles in an enhanced online Wiley format.
  • Manuscript handling by the in-house editorial staff (with experience on Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Small) in our offices in Weinheim in Germany, New York in the USA, and Beijing in China.
  • All articles will be covered by major indexing and abstracting services, including Web of Science.

Benefits for Authors:

  • Production of color figures free of charge.
  • Cover pictures and Frontispieces increase the visibility of published work.
  • Highlighting of selected articles on the news portal MaterialsViews.com and through our Chinese language portal, MaterialsViewsChina.com.
  • Promotion of content through social media.


Topics covered include the synthesis, characterization and application of particles in a variety of systems and devices.

Particles, defined broadly here, refer to colloids, composites, metal and alloy clusters, organic and inorganic materials, polymers, quantum dots, proteins and other molecular biological systems. Particle Systems encompass biomedical, catalysis, environmental, micro/nano-electromechanical, micro/nano-fluidic, molecular electronic, photonic, sensing, and others. Characterization methods include various microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, electrochemical, diffraction, magnetic, and scattering.


Editorial Board

Executive Editorial Board:

Pulikel Ajayan (Rice University, USA)



Markus Antonietti (Max Planck Institute, Germany)



Ali Javey (University of California at Berkeley, USA)



Luis Liz-Marzán (Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain)



Seung-Man Yang (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)



Shu-Hong Yu (University of Science and Technology of China)



International Editorial Advisory Board:

Rose Amal (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Wesley R. Browne (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Mathias Brust (University of Liverpool, England)

Guozhong Cao (University of Washington, USA)

Hongyu Chen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Helmut Cölfen ( Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Jesús Martínez de la Fuente (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

Chunhai Fan (Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, China)

David B. Geohegan (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)

Horst Hahn (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Seunghun Hong (Seoul National University, Korea)

Sang Ouk Kim (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)

Nikhil Koratkar (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Nicholas A. Kotov (University of Michigan, USA)

Eugenia Kumacheva (University of Toronto, Canada)

Kazue Kurihara (Tohoku University, Japan)

Jinghong Li (Tsinghua University, China)

Yadong Li (Tsinghua University, China)

Bin Liu (National University of Singapore)

Dan Luo (Cornell University, USA)

Liberato Manna (Italian Institute of Technology, Genova)

Sergiy Minko (Clarkson University, USA)

Makio Naito (Osaka University, Japan)

Ralph Nuzzo (University of Illinois, USA)

Wolfgang Parak (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)

T. Pradeep (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)

Andrey Rogach (City University of Hong Kong)

Clément Sanchez (Collège de France and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, France)

Oliver G. Schmidt (IFW Dresden/TU Chemnitz, Germany)

Donglu Shi (University of Cincinnati, USA)

A. K. Sood (Indian Institute of Science, India)

Andreas Stein (University of Minnesota, USA)

Francesco Stellacci (EPFL, Switzerland)

Svetlana A. Sukhishvili (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)

Shouheng Sun (Brown University, USA)

Dmitri V. Talapin (University of Chicago, USA)

Takashi Tatsumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Reshef Tenne (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Mauricio Terrones (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Zhong-Qun Tian (Xiamen University, China)

Alfons van Blaaderen (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Gustaaf van Tendeloo (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Frank C. J.M. van Veggel (University of Victoria, Canada)

Orlin D. Velev (North Carolina State University, USA)

Younan Xia (Gerogia Institute of Technology, USA)

Hua Chun Zeng (National University of Singapore)

Jin Zhang (Peking University, China)

Yuliang Zhao (National Center of Nanoscience and Technology of China)


Article Types

Particle & Particle Systems Characterization publishes a variety of article formats: Communications, Full Papers, Review Articles, and Progress Reports.

Readership: chemists, physicists, materials scientists, engineers, and bioscientists


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