New nanotechnology science journal to launch

By Lucy Whitehouse

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New nanotechnology science journal to launch

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Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information on products and solutions, has announced the launch of an open access journal, ‘Colloid and Interface Science Communications’ (COLCOM), relevant to the beauty industry.

The publication will release its first edition in June 2014, and looks set to prove a useful resource for those cosmetics and personal care sectors involved with nanotechnology, along with other connect industries including energy production and storage, biotechnologies, nanomedicine, food and pharmaceuticals.

It intends to provide a rapid channel for the publication of short initial reports on science innovation which will be freely accessible for industry professionals.

About the journal

The publication will focus on innovation in the colloid and interface science sector, which forms the platform for nanotechnology, the use of which continues to rise in cosmetics.

Rob van Daalen, publisher at Elsevier, explained; "Colloid and interface science is increasing its interdisciplinary scope and is a fast-growing area of research. There is a need to share new findings as fast as possible and globally and we are delighted to be able to fulfil this need with the launch​."

The publication states that its novelty and importance for the scientific community will be thanks to its streamlining of the current breadth of information sources available to research and developers.

It will publish emerging reports on new fundamental concepts, research findings and topical applications at the forefront of innovation in nanotechnology.

COLCOM will provide the broad scientific community with a convenient and time-saving resource of urgent reports on novel findings in all areas of colloid and interface science​,” confirmed editor Alexander V. Neimark.


Nanotechnology is fuelling cosmetic innovation at the moment, with the European Commission reporting that last year it received 172 notifications for cosmetics products containing silica, hydrated silica, sylilate and silica dimethyl silylate.

All of these substances function as anti-foaming, anti-caking, bulking or skin-conditioning agents used in nano form in leave-on and rinse-off cosmetics, including hair, skin, lip, face, and nail products, with different concentrations and specifications.

Europe is looking to finalize six options for amending the annexes of its REACH nanomaterial regulation, to better account for nanomaterials in light of the increasing eminence of nanotechnology use and development.

The launch of the COLOM publication in the US follows the FDA's recent release of documents from the most recent Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) meeting which discussed nanomaterial safety, and suggests America is looking to up its game with keeping up to speed with nanomaterial advancement too. 

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