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Interfacial Transport Phenomena: in Memory of Prof. Paul Steen (1952-2020)

Collection Editors: Ranga Narayanan - Professor, University of Florida, Brian Motil - Associate Editor, npj Microgravity, NASA Glenn Research Centre, Viki Hurst - Managing Editor, npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, Nature Research

npj Microgravity will publish a special Collection dedicated to topics in Interfacial Transport Phenomena in memory of the late Professor Paul Steen who served as an Associate Editor, and was renowned for his work in interfacial fluid mechanics. 

We are seeking cutting-edge papers in the field of interfacial phenomena, with relevance to gravitational effects. 


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Submission Deadline - 15th July 2021

The article selection below represents the types of research the journal has already published on this topic. Visit our website to learn more about npj Microgravity's aims and scope, or to browse all available articles.

To submit your manuscript for consideration at npj Microgravity as part of this Collection, please follow the steps detailed on this page. Once logged in you can submit your manuscript to a Collection by selecting the appropriate manuscript type and clicking “Continue”. Then when filling out the "Manuscript Information", select the "Interfacial Transport Phenomena" Collection from the "Subject Terms" tab. Authors should also express their interest in the Collection in their cover letter.

Please direct any queries to Viki Hurst, Managing Editor:



Collection Submission Policies


Guest Edited Collections of original primary research articles are published open access and online only.

All manuscripts submitted to a Collection are assessed according to the standard npj Microgravity editorial criteria and are subject to all standard journal policies. If accepted for publication, an article processing charge applies (with standard waiver policy).

All Collections are open for submissions from all authors – and not by invitation only – on the condition that the manuscripts fall within the scope of the Collection and of npj Microgravity more generally.

Manuscripts submitted to an open Guest Edited Collection may be considered unsuitable for inclusion, particularly if they fall outside the scope of the Collection. In such cases, the authors will be notified by the editorial office and their manuscript can be considered as a regular npj Microgravity submission.

npj Microgravity's in-house editors reserve the right to assume responsibility for the management of a Collection at any stage.