Aim and Scope


From January 2021 Journal of Characterization has become a fully open access (OA) journal. 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.

Journal of Characterization 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. 

    * 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 


The Applied Life Sciences section of Journal of Characterization 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 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 all engineering sciences.

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 Physics and Materials section of Journal of Characterization 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. 

The topics covered in this section include but are not limited to:

Applied Life Sciences Engineering Chemistry and Materials Physics and Materials
Agriculture and Agronomy Aerospace Engineering Electrocatalysis Electronic properties of materials
Aquatic and Marine Biology Big Data, Data Science and Data Analysis Click chemistry Structure-Property relationship and characterization
Behavioral Sciences Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis Superconductivity and Magnetism
Biochemistry Communication Systems Biochemistry Spintronics
Bioengineering Complex Structures Green synthesis of nanoparticles Organic electronics
Biomaterials Computer Engineering Energy conversion Perovskite/ Silicon solar cells
Biomedical Sciences Computing Systems Biomass Biomaterials and health applications
Biophysics Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electromagnetics Construction materials Bioelectronics and sensors
Biotechnology Energy, Power and Industrial Applications Photocatalysis Applied photochemistry
Cell Biology Fluid Mechanics Water splitting Photonic materials
Ecology Image Processing and Signal Processing Fuel cells Mechanical properties of materials
Environmental Life Science Industrial Technology and Manufacturing Inorganic chemistry Thermoelectric materials
Evolutionary and Developmental Biology Machine Learning Analytical chemistry Nanomaterials/nanoparticles
Food Science Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Oxygen reduction reaction Energy transfer, storage and conversion
Forestry Multiscale Modelling and Multiscale Analysis Electrolysers Organic materials doping
Genetics and Genomics Optics Food chemistry Batteries
Microbiology Structural Integrity and Technologies in Construction   Optical properties of materials
Plant Sciences Sustainable Inventive Systems   Alloys and ceramics
Population dynamics     Applied Biophysics
Systems Biology and Bioinformatics     Sustainable development in Material Sciences
Zoology and Veterinary Sciences