Cosmetics — Open Access Journal

Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284; CODEN: COSMCC) is an international, scientific, open access journal on the science and technology of cosmetics published quarterly online by MDPI.  
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Covered in Chemical Abstracts (ACS); to be indexed in Scopus from Vol. 5 (2018).
  • Open Peer-Review: authors have the option for all reviewer comments and editorial decisions to be published along with the final paper. For more, see: Editorial, Paper with Review Comments.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2017).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Cosmetics
The Role of Inflammation in Skin Aging Guest Editor: Bryan Fuller
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Special Issue in Cosmetics
Selected Papers from the 1st International Conference on CHEMISTRY FOR BEAUTY AND HEALTH (BEAUTY-TORUN’2018) Guest Editor: Alina Sionkowska
Deadline: 31 July 2018
Special Issue in Cosmetics
Bio-Inspired Cosmetics and Nanocosmetics: Innovations and Limitations Guest Editors: Farid Menaa, Valdir A. Braga, Ali Barkat Khan
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Special Issue in Cosmetics
Plants Used in Cosmetics Guest Editor: Claudia Juliano
Deadline: 30 September 2018

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