About Solids


Solids (ISSN 2673-6497) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, and scientific open-access, open-source journal that encourages authors to submit high-quality papers in all areas of solid-state sciences. We accept original research, systematic reviews, and insightful communications reflecting the latest developments in the field. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible. Full experimental details must be provided so that results can be reproduced. Electronic files regarding the full details of the experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material or deposited in a publicly accessible repository with appropriate links specified. Code bases for modeling and simulations have to be described, including code versions/revisions, and if public open-source codes, links to relevant repositories have to be supplied; relevant input and output files have to be supplied as supplemental material or deposited in a publicly accessible repository with appropriate links specified.


We accept manuscripts on all aspects of solid-state sciences. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthesis of new solid materials, including metallic, semiconducting and ionic inorganic and organic solid-state materials, two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures, hybrid materials and nanocomposites, crystalline and amorphous solids, porous solids, topological materials, pharmaceutical materials, soft solid matter (i.e. hydrogels, biological solids), etc.;
  • Properties and potential applications of solids: solid fuels, catalysis, drugs, adsorbent, analysis, lubricant, polymer, material, cement, etc.;
  • Chemical, structural, thermodynamic, electronic, magnetic, electrochemical, optical and "coupled" (i.e. thermo-electrical, piezo-electrical) properties and processes in solids;
  • Mechanics of solids, deformation, and mechanical failure of all solid materials;
  • Solid-state physics, including solid-state optics, acoustics, and vibrational spectra; phase transitions; magnetic phase transitions, mixed and intermediate valence states, as well as superconductivity;
  • Surface and porosity: guest uptake and storage, host–guest interactions, dynamics in confinement;
  • Reactions in and on solids: e.g., corrosion, oxidation, and conventional and advanced sintering processes (including field-assisted sintering and cold sintering);
  • Ion transport measurements, mechanisms, and theory;
  • Spectroscopy of solids;
  • Modelling, simulation, and theory studies of solids: molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, phase field modelling, coarse-grained models, multiscale modelling, materials for quantum computing, AI-based analysis (i.e., data clustering) of physical and mechanical properties, etc.;
  • Applications of solid-state physics and technology;
  • Development and application of innovative (combined) characterization methods of solids;
  • Energy conversion and storage;
  • Bio-inspired and bio-derived materials.

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Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

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Copyright / Open Access

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© 2023 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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