About Surfaces

Aims and Scope

Surfaces(ISSN 2571-9637)is a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on the fundamental aspects of chemistry and physics occurring in surfaces, interfaces and thin films; it aims to achieve a better understanding of surfaces and interfaces, as well as their applications. Contributions range from basic phenomena at interfaces to complex interactions on surfaces. Surfaces publishes original research papers, reviews and communications on experimental and theoretical research related to surfaces in chemistry, physics, biology, nanoscience, materials science and engineering, and environmental and food science.

The scope of Surfaces covers, but is not limited to, the following topics:

/Surface Physics/

Advanced characterization methods of surfaces and interfaces; surface and interface physics; theoretical and computational studies of surfaces and interfaces.

/Surface Chemistry/

Surface chemistry and reactivity applied to heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, electrified interfaces, semiconductors, sensors, surface devices and self-assembled layers;

Adsorption techniques, porous materials and membranes.

/Films and Coatings/

Deposition and growth of thin films;

Morphological and chemical aspects of thin films;

Functional coatings

/Materials and Processing/

2D materials and heterostructures;

Preparation, functionalization and modification of surfaces and interfaces;

Interface engineering;

Surface functionalization applied in energy conversion and storage, environmental, food, and medical applications.

/Biomaterials and biomedicine/

Biosurface science;

Biointerfaces and interfacial phenomena in biology and nanomedicine;

Biomimetic materials surfaces.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Surfaces is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

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.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Surfaces will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2022 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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Editorial Office

Ms. Min Su
Managing Editor

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