Aims and scope

Cellulose is an international journal devoted to the dissemination of research and scientific and technological progress in the field of cellulose, other lignocellulosic polymers, and other naturally occurring polysaccharides. Manuscripts are welcome that are based on the fundamental and applied sciences of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and materials science of these polymers. Topics of interest include wood, fiber, biomass resources, chemical derivatives, and micro- and nano-sized products from such materials. Also included are aspects of applications of these polymers, such as in pulp, paper, textiles, and manufactured as well as natural fibers. Additional application areas of potential interest include materials, sensors, membranes, products with biological, medical, and biotechnological purposes, nutrition, energy, and fuels.

Cellulose publishes the following types of manuscripts:

Review – a critical evaluation of the literature on a topic within journal scope. Such an evaluation is not merely a listing of previous work, but should synthesize new information and research directions based on past accomplishments.

Original Research – a comprehensive description of an original investigation that includes motivation for the work, characterization of the natural polymers employed or derivatives prepared, description of experiments and materials sufficient to allow a colleague to repeat the work with confidence, and typically, a clear, concise, declarative statement of hypothesis.

Communication - a short paper that conveys an important new finding, and otherwise meets the requirements of a research paper except that experimental details may be placed in Supplementary Information as appropriate. Communications should be rapidly published, short descriptions of work to be published in fuller form at a later date.

Technical note – a short, usually terminal paper of more narrow scope, for example about methodological issues, but that nonetheless is of significant interest to polysaccharide scientists. Technical notes must meet the requirements of a Research Paper except that experimental details may be placed in the Supplementary Information as appropriate.