Aims and scope

The journal Silicon is intended to serve all those involved in studying the role of silicon as an enabling element in materials science. There are no restrictions on disciplinary boundaries provided the focus is on silicon-based materials or adds significantly to the understanding of such materials. Accordingly, such contributions are welcome in the areas of inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, nanoscience, environmental science, electronics and optoelectronics, and modeling and theory. Relevant silicon-based materials include, but are not limited to, semiconductors, polymers, composites, ceramics, glasses, coatings, resins, composites, small molecules, and thin films.

The Editor-in-Chief, associate editors and rigorous refereeing procedures will ensure that the journal maintains the highest levels of integrity, scientific standards and the broadest international coverage. Silicon accepts submissions from researchers in academia, industry, national research laboratories and research institutions.

Silicon is a publication platform for novel knowledge and scientific dialogue in all disciplines where silicon is an enabling element. Silicon accepts novel submissions in the form of short communications, original articles, essays, and reviews. Submitted articles are complete reports of significant results or conclusions, which focus on some aspect of silicon being present. Communications are preliminary reports (1500-2000 words) of unusually urgent significance and of wider interest. Reviews are critically evaluated surveys of progress (3000-6000 words) and should contain new information on the subject.