The Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (JSST) provides an international forum for the dissemination of scientific, technological, and general knowledge about materials processed by chemical nanotechnologies known as the "sol-gel" process. The materials of interest include gels, gel-derived glasses, ceramics in form of nano- and micro-powders, bulk, fibres, thin films and coatings as well as more recent materials such as hybrid organic-inorganic materials and composites.

JSST publishes original research and technological manuscripts in the form of extended reports. Occasionally, invited papers on scientific and technologically important issues in emerging fields of sol-gel materials are published as special issues. A Sol-Gel Product News section is also available for publication of short papers on products developed via chemical technology.

The Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology is the Official Journal of the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS).

Commonly used title abbreviations: JSST

JSST welcomes submissions in the following areas:

  • Sol-gel, hybrids and solution chemistries
  • Fundamentals of sol-gel and hybrid materials processing
  • Supramolecular materials
  • Nano-structured materials (particles, fibers, colloids, composites, etc.)
  • Nano- and macroporous materials (aerogels, xerogels, cryogels, etc.)
  • Functional coatings, thin films and membranes (including deposition techniques)
  • Characterization methods of sol-gel and hybrid materials
  • Modelling, computational tools and theoretical studies of sol-gel and hybrid materials
  • Sol-gel and hybrid materials for catalytic, photoelectrochemical and sensor applications
  • Sol-gel and hybrid materials for energy, environment and building applications
  • Sol-gel and hybrid materials for biological and health (medical) applications
  • Sol-gel and hybrid materials for dielectric, electronic, magnetic and ferroelectric applications
  • Sol-gel and hybrid materials for optical, photonic and optoelectronic applications
  • Sol-gel and hybrid materials with surface modifications for applications
  • Industrial and technological applications of sol-gel and hybrid materials
  • Devices based on sol-gel or hybrid materials
  • Educational aspects of sol-gel and hybrid materials
  • The official journal of the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS)
  • Explores materials processed by chemical nanotechnologies known as the "sol-gel" process
  • Presents original research and technological manuscripts in the form of extended reports
  • 98% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Michel A. Aegerter
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