Aims and scope
SN Applied Sciences is transitioning to full open access!
We are excited to announce that SN Applied Sciences will become a fully open access (OA) journal in 2021. This means that as of January 2021, all content published in the journal will be published under an open access license, and freely available to readers worldwide, enabling the widest possible dissemination and reuse.
Springer Nature is committed to ensuring our portfolios serve and meet the evolving needs of the research community and that quality research is read and disseminated as widely as possible. Transforming SN Applied Sciences to full OA reflects our ongoing commitment to driving the transition to open research, and providing researchers with OA publication venues that can amplify their research and enable compliance with funder and institutional OA requirements, while continuing to deliver a high level of author service.
For further information and FAQs on the transition of SN Applied Sciences to open access, see the full announcement by navigating to the Journal Updates section via the SN Applied Sciences homepage.
SN Applied Sciences is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for the disciplines of Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science and Physics. It fosters sound scientific discovery to solve practical problems. The journal encourages quality, scientifically valid, original articles which present a good understanding of scientific knowledge, experiments and theories, methods and techniques, as well as interdisciplinary linkages. It welcomes research articles, review papers, case studies, and short communications. SN Applied Sciences offers Topical Collections designed to consolidate publications of a specific research topic. Articles can be either released as direct papers or within a Topical Collection.
The Engineering section provides a forum for various sub-disciplines of Engineering Technology, e.g., Bioengineering, Applied Engineering, Robotics and Control, Signal Processing, Data Analysis, Experiments, Computational Mechanics, and Fluid Mechanics. We are looking for contributions covering theoretical and practical problems associated with
Big Data, Data Science and Data Analysis
Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electromagnetics
Energy, Power and Industrial Applications
Image Processing and Signal Processing
Industrial Technology and Manufacturing
Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
Multiscale Modelling and Multiscale Analysis
Structural Integrity and Technologies in Construction
Sustainable Inventive Systems
The Interdisciplinary section provides a forum for multi-disciplinary projects that cover the expertise of experiments, numerical modelling, and theory to provide a better understanding of key processes. It welcomes manuscripts combining or link disciplines of applied sciences and explore theoretical or practical problems.
The Chemistry and Materials section deals with the key research fields of chemistry and material science. Among many topics that our section covers, we promote the topics relating to the catalysis, activation of small molecules, electrochemistry and energy materials. The following keywords are only few of the key topics in our section:
Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis
Green synthesis of nanoparticles
Oxygen reduction reaction
The Physics and Materials section of SN Applied Sciences targets the latest development in the Applied Physics area and its intersection with the Material Sciences. We encourage topics that generate an interest or are related to global challenges, including among others, alternative energy sources, climate change, food and water safety and innovative health. Some keywords that we are considering are:
Electronic properties of materials
Structure-Property relationship and characterization
Superconductivity and Magnetism
Perovskite/ Silicon solar cells
Biomaterials and health applications
Bioelectronics and sensors
Mechanical properties of materials
Energy transfer, storage and conversion
Organic materials doping
Optical properties of materials
Alloys and ceramics
Sustainable development in Material Sciences
The Earth and Environmental Science section of SN Applied Sciences aims to publish relevant articles and case studies within Earth and Environmental System Sciences. We welcome disciplinary papers from the fields of Physical Geography, Geology, Climate, Oceanography and Natural Hazards, as well as those with strong interdisciplinary connections from the fields of Geophysics, Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry and Environmental Engineering. We welcome contributions which demonstrate linkages between natural and anthropogenic processes, human-environmental interactions and environmental processes and applications.