VU Journal Publishing Guide

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  • The VU Journal Publishing Guide shows you:

    1. The most important scientific journals in your field and their impact metrics.
    2. If the journal allows Open Access publishing.
    3. If the VU has an Open Access deal (APC discount) with the publisher.

    How to use this guide:

    1. If you know the title, and want information about open access or impact.
      1. Type part of the title in the search box, press search.
      2. Select the title of the journal to read more information on the open access possibilities and instructions to get a discount (if available) and impact.
    2. If you want to know what open access options are available in journals covering a certain topic, relevant to your research.
      1. Type a topic in the search box. The title field and keyword fields will be searched.
      2. You can sort the result by Impact factor (ISI and Scopus Citescore) and on title.
      3. Filter the results (see facets on the left of the screen) to show only open access journals, or journals with a VU Open Access deal (APC discount).
      4. Select the title of the journal to read more information on the open access options and instructions to get a waiver or discount (if available).

Adsorption Science and Technology



ISSN: 0263-6174 (2048-4038)
Chemistry, Applied - Engineering, Chemical - Chemistry, Physical - General Chemical Engineering - General Chemistry - Surfaces and Interfaces - adsorption - desorption - surface chemistry - materials science - fluid dynamics

Green Open Access

You share, we take care

On the basis of the Taverne Amendment (art. 25fa), the publishers’ version (PDF) of short academic works can be made available via the university repository 6 months after the first (online) publication. General conditions for participation are mentioned here. Exact implementation may differ per institution. Please contact your university library for more details.

APC Discount

Researchers from RUG, UU, VU, UM/MUMC+, UL, WUR, EUR, RU, TU/e, TUD, UT, OU, TiU and UvA will receive a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges that need to be paid by a corresponding author to publish open access in this journal. Eligible Corresponding Author must self-identify by quoting “UKB2020” in the discount code field on the RightsLink author portal. For Gold Open Access Journals where RightsLink portal is not used, Eligible Corresponding Author must contact to request the discount.

More information on this SageDiscount deal.

This deal is valid until 2022-12-31.
NB: APC discount can only be claimed for articles submitted after 2017-01-01

More information on Open Access publishing

Last updated: 2020-05-29


JCR Science Citation Index (2018)

Impact factor: 1.200
Q3 (Chemistry, Applied (49/71))
Q3 (Engineering, Chemical (95/138))
Q4 (Chemistry, Physical (126/148))

Scopus Journal Metrics (2017)

SJR: 0.258
SNIP: 0.479
Impact (Scopus CiteScore): 0.88
Quartile: Q3
CiteScore percentile: 46%
CiteScore rank: 146 out of 272


There is an average period of 16 weeks between submission and publication of an article
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