Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Capillarity publishes high-quality original research articles and current reviews on fundamental scientific principles and innovations of capillarity in physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science and related emerging fields. All advances in theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches to capillarity in capillary tube and interface dominated structure and system area are welcome.


The following topics are within (but not limited to) the scope of capillarity:

i) Capillary-driven phenomenon in natural/artificial tubes, porous and nanoporous materials

ii) Fundamental mechanisms of capillarity aided by theory and experiments

iii) Spontaneous imbibition, adsorption, wicking and related applications of capillarity in hydrocarbon production, chemical process and biological sciences

iv) Static and dynamic interfacial processes, surfactants, wettability, film and colloids

v) New approaches and technologies on capillarity


Capillarity is a quarterly open access journal and free to read for all. The journal provides a communicate platform for researchers who are interested in all fields of capillary phenomenon.


All submitted manuscripts will be blind reviewed and the accepted papers will be published quarterly since 2018.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

This journal operates a single blind review process. Submission approved by the editor will be typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to meet the standards of academic excellence. In the full peer review process, the identities of reviewers are anonymous to the authors. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.


Publication Frequency

Capillarity is published quarterly since 2018


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Publication Ethics Statement

The journal enforces a rigorous and anonymous review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure high quality scientific papers to publish. Cases of plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit is a zero tolerance policy for Capillarity.

The following aspects for papers submitted to Capillarity must abide:

 (1) Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal is not tolerated.

 (2) A submission translated from already published paper in other language is not clearly allowed and accepted.

 (3) Any possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be clearly disclosed before submission.

 (4) Data and methods in your paper should be presented at full length, which can be replicated by other researchers.

 (5) The authors need publicly deposit their raw data, so that they are readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors, if requested.

 (6) Paper should accurately present their research findings.

 (7) If some inaccuracies are found after publication, the authors need promptly contact with the journal for necessary corrigendum.

 (8) Submitted manuscript to this journal need not contain any aspects that has already been published, including figures and images. If yes, the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC BY-NC-ND license should be obtained.

 (9) Image manipulation Plagiarism and data fabrication are not tolerated.

 (10) Image must not be manipulated or adjusted that could lead to misunderstand of the information provided by the original image. 

 (11) If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed during the peer review process, we will reject the manuscript. If irregular image manipulation is identified and confirmed after publication, we will retract the paper.

 (12) Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, and data from another source, without giving any credit to the original source.

 (13) Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited.

 (14) If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript will be definitely rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we will retract this paper.


Submission Checklist

Before submission, the authors should review this journal policies detailed. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details before you send it to the journal for review process. 

Ensure the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details E-mail address

All necessary files have been uploaded:


 (1) Include abstract, keywords

 (2) All figures include relevant captions

 (3) All tables include titles, description

 (4) Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

 (5) Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print

 (6) All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa

 (7) Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources

 (8) A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare


Submission Declaration and Verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published elsewhere and are only being considered by this journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s submission has been approved by all the other coauthors and has all necessary institutional approvals. If accepted, the manuscript will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. It is a condition of submission that the authors permit editing of the manuscript for readability.


Types of Publications

Original articles, (mini) reviews and rapid communications.


Proofs after Acceptance

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author after acceptance. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes for accepted manuscript is considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within two to three days of receipt. The publisher team will do everything possible to get the article published quickly and accurately. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

For this open access journal, all published articles are made immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download under an open access license. Permitted third party (re)use is defined by the following Creative Commons user licenses (CC BY-NC-ND). Everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of the published articles, is free to re-use the published material by presenting proper accreditation/citation of the original publication.


Article Processing Charge (APC)

We clearly state that the author of current submission does not have any publication charges for open access.

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