Aims and Scope

Aim and Scopes

The Journal of Membrane Science and Research (JMSR) is an Open Access journal with completely Free of Charge publication policy, which provides a focal point for membranologists (academic and industrial chemical and polymer engineers, chemists, materials scientists) working on both Membranes and Membrane Processes, particularly for four major sectors, including Energy, Water, Environment and Food.

The journal publishes original research and review papers on membranes (organic, inorganic, metallic, liquid, etc.) and membrane processes (MF, UF, NF, RO, ED, Dialysis, MD, PV, CDI, FO, GP, VP, etc.), module/process design, membrane formation/structure/performance, fouling, and processes/applications in the above-mentioned sectors.

Primary emphasis is on structure, function, performance, and application of essentially non-biological membranes.

The Journal of Membrane Science and Research publishes Full Text Papers, State-of-the-Art Reviews (which should not only summarize the research contributions in a subject, they should also provide comprehensive/critical evaluation of the scientific literature), Letters to the Editor, and Perspectives (which should provide a focused discussion of an important area of membranes, either related to the science or technology of membranes, emphasizing recent developments, future challenges, and/or new opportunities) and Short Communications, in Open-Access form and completely Free-of-Charge. Perspective articles will be by invitation only, and they will be reviewed by Editor-in-Chief of the journal and members of our Editorial board. 

Journal of Membrane Science and Research also welcomes submissions describing use of hybrid membrane-based separation technologies such as coupling membrane processes with thermal, sorption and other hybrid unit operations. In addition, the journal considers exceptional research on new membrane materials, processes and technologies; nano- engineered/enhanced membranes; energy consumption in membrane processes, coupling renewable energy with membranes and energy recovery; pre-treatment, post-treatment and integrated systems for membranes; causes, consequences, and countermeasures of the membrane fouling and scaling; and technical, economic, and regulatory analyses of full-scale membrane plants for industrial applications.