About Gels


The journal Gels (ISSN 2310-2861) is an international, open access journal on physical (supramolecular) and chemical gel-based materials. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. Therefore, there is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers, and full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Short communications, full research papers and review papers are accepted formats for the preparation of the manuscripts.

Gels aims to serve as a reference journal with a focus on gel materials for researchers working in both academia and industry. Therefore, papers demonstrating practical applications of these materials are particularly welcome. Occasionally, invited contributions (i.e., original research and review articles) on emerging issues and high-tech applications of gels are published as special issues.


General subject areas include:

  • Organogels, hydrogels and ionic gels made either from low molecular weight compounds and/or polymers (i.e., physical (supramolecular) and chemical gels);
  • Composite and hybrid materials where a metal is by some means incorporated into the gel network (i.e., metallogels);
  • Dried-gels;
  • Colloidal gels;
  • Gels made in mixtures of solvents;
  • Computational modeling of these materials in order to provide a better understanding of gelation mechanism;
  • Synthesis, characterization and applications of the above-mentioned materials
  • Gels as raw materials for the synthesis of non-gel functional materials

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