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Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science

5-Year Impact Factor: 7.188
Issues per year: 6 issues
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Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science

Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science (COCIS) is an international journal focused on the science related to interfaces and on the behavior of colloids and amphiphiles (surfactants, polar lipids, polymers and biopolymers) in solution.
The journal also encompasses molecular and nanoscopic aspects of materials science, industrial applications of colloids, and biologically-relevant systems. COCIS is not a primary journal; rather it seeks to guide the researcher through the maze of current published literature, and to highlight areas and papers which, in the opinion of the reviewers, are of special interest and significance.
Topics covered include: Theories and Simulations, Microscopy Methods, NMR, X-ray and Neutron Scattering, Surface Analysis Techniques, Emulsions and Microemulsions, Liquid Crystals, Thin Films and Foams, Polyelectrolytes, Reactivity in Colloidal Systems and at Interfaces, Surfactants, Food Colloids, Biological Colloids and Interfaces, Colloidal Dispersions, Self Assembly, Drug Delivery, Electrokinetics, Rheology, and, Wetting and Spreading.

For each of the above areas, Section Editors have been appointed, who will commission expert scientists to write an informed and critical article on a topic within that general field. The article is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of the recent relevant literature, but rather is a personal article by the contributor(s), which sets out to both inform the reader of the major developments in the area, and to identify those papers which in the opinion of the author(s), have made the greatest impact on the field. Normally, the period covered by the review will be the previous two to three years.

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A manufacturing perspective on graphene dispersions

Volume 20, Issue 5-6, 01 October 2015, Pp 367-382
David W. Johnson | Ben P. Dobson | Karl S. Coleman

Thin liquid films in improved oil recovery from low-salinity brine

Volume 20, Issue 2, 01 January 2015, Pp 105-114
Philip C. Myint | Abbas Firoozabadi

Is the depletion force entropic? Molecular crowding beyond steric interactions

Volume 20, Issue 1, 01 January 2015, Pp 3-10
Liel Sapir | Daniel Harries

Per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFASs): Environmental challenges

Volume 20, Issue 3, 01 January 2015, Pp 192-212
Marie Pierre Krafft | Jean G. Riess

Active colloids: Progress and challenges towards realising autonomous applications

Volume 21, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 14-23
S. J. Ebbens

Electrochemical exfoliation of graphite and production of functional graphene

Volume 20, Issue 5-6, 01 October 2015, Pp 329-338
Pei Yu | Sean E. Lowe | George P. Simon | Yu Lin Zhong

Recent advances in the application of cellulose nanocrystals

Volume 29, Issue , 01 May 2017, Pp 32-45
Nathan Grishkewich | Nishil Mohammed | Juntao Tang | Kam Chiu Tam

Minimal model of active colloids highlights the role of mechanical interactions in controlling the emergent behavior of active matter

Volume 21, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 34-43
M. Cristina Marchetti | Yaouen Fily | Silke Henkes | Adam Patch | David Yllanes


Volume 22, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 99-107
Werner Kunz | Krister Holmberg | Thomas Zemb

DNA adsorbed on graphene and graphene oxide: Fundamental interactions, desorption and applications

Volume 26, Issue , 01 December 2016, Pp 41-49
Biwu Liu | Shehan Salgado | Vivek Maheshwari | Juewen Liu

The physics of protein self-assembly

Volume 22, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 73-79
Jennifer J. McManus | Patrick Charbonneau | Emanuela Zaccarelli | Neer Asherie

Reversed Hofmeister series—The rule rather than the exception

Volume 23, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 10-18
Nadine Schwierz | Dominik Horinek | Uri Sivan | Roland R. Netz

Graphene in Supercapacitor Applications

Volume 20, Issue 5-6, 01 October 2015, Pp 416-428
Wen Yang | Mei Ni | Xin Ren | Yafen Tian | Ning Li | Yuefeng Su | Xiaoling Zhang

Cellulose nanomaterial reinforced polymer nanocomposites

Volume 29, Issue , 01 May 2017, Pp 1-8
Alain Dufresne

Recent advances in microfluidic production of Janus droplets and particles

Volume 25, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 1-12
Takasi Nisisako

Bile salts and derivatives: Rigid unconventional amphiphiles as dispersants, carriers and superstructure building blocks

Volume 20, Issue 3, 01 January 2015, Pp 170-182
Luciano Galantini | M. Chiara di Gregorio | Marta Gubitosi | Leana Travaglini | José Vázquez Tato | Aida Jover | Francisco Meijide | Victor H. Soto Tellini | Nicolae V. Pavel

3D graphene based materials for energy storage

Volume 20, Issue 5-6, 01 October 2015, Pp 429-438
Xueliu Fan | Xuli Chen | Liming Dai

Liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite for mass production of pristine few-layer graphene

Volume 20, Issue 5-6, 01 October 2015, Pp 311-321
Ying Wei | Zhenyu Sun

Water-in-water (W/W) emulsions

Volume 25, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 109-119
Jordi Esquena

Active colloids in liquid crystals

Volume 21, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 97-109
Oleg D. Lavrentovich

Magnetic surfactants

Volume 20, Issue 3, 01 June 2015, Pp 140-150
P. Brown | T. Alan Hatton | J. Eastoe

An assembly of organic-inorganic composites using halloysite clay nanotubes

Volume 35, Issue , 01 May 2018, Pp 42-50
Giuseppe Lazzara | Giuseppe Cavallaro | Abhishek Panchal | Rawil Fakhrullin | Anna Stavitskaya | Vladimir Vinokurov | Yuri Lvov

Aggregation in detergent-free ternary mixtures with microemulsion-like properties

Volume 22, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 8-13
Sebastian Schöttl | Dominik Horinek

Collective dynamics of dipolar and multipolar colloids: From passive to active systems

Volume 21, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 76-85
Sabine H.L. Klapp

Behavior of nanocelluloses at interfaces

Volume 29, Issue , 01 May 2017, Pp 83-95
Isabelle Capron | Orlando J. Rojas | Romain Bordes