SN Applied Sciences is now a fully open access journal and indexed in Web of Science’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Ei Compendex and DOAJ!

As of January 2021 SN Applied Sciences has become a fully open access (OA) journal. This means that all content published in the journal is published under an open access license, and freely available to readers worldwide, enabling the widest possible dissemination and reuse. SN Applied Sciences will only be accepting articles for publication via the immediate OA route.

Articles in SN Applied Sciences are downloaded 1,062 times on average in the first 12 months after publication*, with a Citescore of 2.7 (2022).

*Based on article downloads after publication Jan 2020 to Jan 2021

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SN Applied Sciences is a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed open access journal for the disciplines of Applied Life Sciences, 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.

All papers are evaluated on the basis of scientific content. Submissions are first screened for research and publication ethics prior to peer review. In addition to direct submissions, SN Applied Sciences also considers papers that have been referred from Springer Nature’s prestigious journal portfolio. 

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 Journal encourages the submission of videos, letters to the Editors (opinions and commentaries), interviews, observations on timely topics, and other supplementary electronic materials designed to enhance reader engagement. In its commitment to promoting education, the journal welcomes submission of articles from students and their mentors.

  • Open Access means widest possible dissemination
  • More downloads, more exposure, more citations for your work
  • No colour charges
  • International interdisciplinary applied science content for a wide readership
  • Sound science discovery to solve practical problems in an innovative way
  • Rapid publication of articles with high visibility
  • Article-level metrics to track the impact of your work 

Opportunities for you or your organization to partner with the Journal and enjoy planning and publishing Topical Collections in hot areas of research.

The Applied Life Sciences section of SN Applied Sciences aims to publish relevant articles that focus on modern applications of life sciences research in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Physics, Engineering and Environmental Sciences. We are particularly interested in applied research that makes significant scientific and societal contributions across the broad spectrum of life sciences.
The topics covered in this section include but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture and Agronomy
  • Aquatic and Marine Biology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Life Science
  • Evolutionary and Developmental Biology
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Population dynamics
  • Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Zoology and Veterinary 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.

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

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Big Data, Data Science and Data Analysis
  • Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • Communication Systems
  • Complex Structures
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computing Systems
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electromagnetics
  • Energy, Power and Industrial Applications
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Image Processing and Signal Processing
  • Industrial Technology and Manufacturing
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
  • Multiscale Modelling and Multiscale Analysis
  • Optics
  • Structural Integrity and Technologies in Construction
  • Sustainable Inventive Systems

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:

  • Electrocatalysis
  • Click chemistry
  • Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Green synthesis of nanoparticles
  • Energy conversion
  • Biomass
  • Construction materials
  • Photocatalysis
  • Water splitting
  • Fuel cells
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Oxygen reduction reaction
  • Electrolysers
  • Food chemistry

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 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 tha t we are considering are:

  • Electronic properties of materials
  • Structure-Property relationship and characterization
  • Superconductivity and Magnetism
  • Spintronics
  • Organic electronics
  • Perovskite/ Silicon solar cells
  • Biomaterials and health applications
  • Bioelectronics and sensors
  • Applied photochemistry
  • Photonic materials
  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • Thermoelectric materials
  • Nanomaterials/nanoparticles
  • Energy transfer, storage and conversion
  • Organic materials doping
  • Batteries
  • Optical properties of materials
  • Alloys and ceramics
  • Applied Biophysics
  • Sustainable development in Material Sciences

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  • Dr. Chris Poole,
  • Dr. Thomas Von Larcher,
  • Dr. Nastaran Ranjbar Sahraie
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  24. WTI AG
  25. Wanfang
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