The Current Opinion journals were developed out of the recognition that it is increasingly difficult for specialists to keep up to date with the expanding volume of information published in their subject. Elsevier’s Current Opinion journals comprise of 26 leading titles in life sciences and adjacent fields.

Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering

IMPACT FACTOR: 4.033
5-Year Impact Factor: 4.323
Issues per year: 4 issues
Editorial Board

Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering

Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering is devoted to bringing forth short and focused review articles written by experts on current advances in different areas of chemical engineering. Only invited review articles will be published.

The goals of each review article in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering are:
1. To acquaint the reader/researcher with the most important recent papers in the given topic.
2. To provide the reader with the views/opinions of the expert in each topic.

The reviews are short (about 2500 words or 5-10 printed pages with figures) and serve as an invaluable source of information for researchers, teachers, professionals and students. The reviews also aim to stimulate exchange of ideas among experts.

Themed sections:
Each review will focus on particular aspects of one of the following themed sections of chemical engineering:
1. Nanotechnology
2. Energy and environmental engineering
3. Biotechnology and bioprocess engineering
4. Biological engineering (covering tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug delivery)
5. Separation engineering (covering membrane technologies, adsorbents, desalination, distillation etc.)
6. Materials engineering (covering biomaterials, inorganic especially ceramic materials, nanostructured materials).
7. Process systems engineering
8. Reaction engineering and catalysis.

Selection of the topics to be reviewed:
Section Editors of each themed section are authorities in the field and are selected by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasized. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected. Each issue of the journal will focus on two themed sections. There will be four issues of the journal per year covering each themed section once per year.

Reviews:
Authors write short review articles in which they present most recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous three to four years. The review articles undergo internal review by the Section Editors, Editorial Board members and the Editors.

Editorial Overview:
Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

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Electrochemical conversion of CO2to useful chemicals: Current status, remaining challenges, and future opportunities

Volume 2, Issue 2, 01 May 2013, Pp 191-199
Huei Ru Molly Jhong | Sichao Ma | Paul Ja Kenis

Forty years of Heat Integration: Pinch Analysis (PA) and Mathematical Programming (MP)

Volume 2, Issue 4, 01 January 2013, Pp 461-474
Jiří Jaromír Klemeš | Zdravko Kravanja

Stimuli responsive self-folding using thin polymer films

Volume 2, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 112-119
David H. Gracias

Catalysis on faceted noble-metal nanocrystals: Both shape and size matter

Volume 2, Issue 2, 01 May 2013, Pp 142-150
Shuifen Xie | Sang Il Choi | Xiaohu Xia | Younan Xia

Recent developments in thin film (nano)composite membranes for solvent resistant nanofiltration

Volume 8, Issue , 01 January 2015, Pp 45-54
Sanne Hermans | Hanne Mariën | Cedric Van Goethem | Ivo Fj Vankelecom

Microfluidics for advanced drug delivery systems

Volume 7, Issue , 01 January 2015, Pp 101-112
Reza Riahi | Ali Tamayol | Seyed Ali Mousavi Shaegh | Amir M. Ghaemmaghami | Mehmet R. Dokmeci | Ali Khademshosseini

Sustainable design and synthesis of energy systems

Volume 10, Issue , 01 November 2015, Pp 77-86
Jian Gong | Fengqi You

Nanocrystal photovoltaics: A review of recent progress

Volume 2, Issue 2, 01 May 2013, Pp 160-167
C. Jackson Stolle | Taylor B. Harvey | Brian A. Korgel

Life Cycle Assessment: A review of the methodology and its application to sustainability

Volume 2, Issue 3, 01 January 2013, Pp 273-277
Mary Ann Curran

Advances in ZnO-based materials for light emitting diodes

Volume 3, Issue , 01 February 2014, Pp 51-55
S. J. Pearton | F. Ren

Pervaporation as a tool in chemical engineering: A new era?

Volume 4, Issue , 01 May 2014, Pp 47-53
Bart Van Der Bruggen | Patricia Luis

On the origin and application of the Bruggeman correlation for analysing transport phenomena in electrochemical systems

Volume 12, Issue , 01 May 2016, Pp 44-51
Bernhard Tjaden | Samuel J. Cooper | Daniel Jl Brett | Denis Kramer | Paul R. Shearing

Impact of nitrogen oxides on the environment and human health: Mn-based materials for the NOxabatement

Volume 13, Issue , 01 August 2016, Pp 133-141
Thirupathi Boningari | Panagiotis G. Smirniotis

High capacity lithium ion battery anodes of silicon and germanium

Volume 2, Issue 3, 01 January 2013, Pp 286-293
Timothy D. Bogart | Aaron M. Chockla | Brian A. Korgel

Intelligent nanoparticles for advanced drug delivery in cancer treatment

Volume 7, Issue , 01 January 2015, Pp 84-92
David S. Spencer | Amey S. Puranik | Nicholas A. Peppas

Gas-liquid membrane contactors for acid gas removal: Recent advances and future challenges

Volume 2, Issue 2, 01 May 2013, Pp 255-262
Yuan Zhang | Rong Wang

Recent progress in polycrystalline zeolite membrane research

Volume 2, Issue 2, 01 May 2013, Pp 209-216
Ys Lin | Mikel C. Duke

Structured catalysts for non-adiabatic applications

Volume 5, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 55-67
Enrico Tronconi | Gianpiero Groppi | Carlo Giorgio Visconti

Supramolecular nanostructures as drug carriers

Volume 7, Issue , 01 January 2015, Pp 75-83
Ran Lin | Honggang Cui

Recent progress in artificial photosynthesis: CO2 photoreduction to valuable chemicals in a heterogeneous system

Volume 2, Issue 2, 01 May 2013, Pp 200-206
Albertus D. Handoko | Kimfung Li | Junwang Tang

Extended P-graph applications in supply chain and Process Network Synthesis

Volume 2, Issue 4, 01 January 2013, Pp 475-486
Hon Loong Lam

Transformation of biomass via the selective hydrogenolysis of CO bonds by nanoscale metal catalysts

Volume 2, Issue 2, 01 May 2013, Pp 178-183
Ning Yan | Paul J. Dyson

Electrospun nanofiber membranes

Volume 12, Issue , 01 May 2016, Pp 62-81
Xuefen Wang | Benjamin S. Hsiao

Identifying optimal active sites for heterogeneous catalysis by metal alloys based on molecular descriptors and electronic structure engineering

Volume 2, Issue 3, 01 January 2013, Pp 312-319
Adam Holewinski | Hongliang Xin | Eranda Nikolla | Suljo Linic