Diffusion Fundamentals Online Journal

Diffusion Fundamentals is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary open-access online journal published as part of the Web-site It publishes original research articles in the field of spreading and diffusion. The First Issue has been online since August 2005. Publications are free of charge. It operates under the auspices of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig, with the support of Leipzig University and, notably, Leipzig University Library.


Objects under consideration include atoms and molecules as the elementary constituents of our matter as well as biological species in their environment and even us humans and our material and immaterial “products”. Contributions may deal with the observation and classification of the phenomena as well as with the elucidation of the underlying mechanisms (including their modelling and analytical treatment) and options of their exploitation in technology and society. Diffusion Fundamentals thus aims to create a forum for discussion bringing together scientists from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, ecology, economics, epidemiology, ethnology, linguistics, and sociology with biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, and engineers.


The manuscript should be prepared as a completely formatted file ready for online reproduction. The format of the file should be Microsoft Word. Please follow instructions in Author Guidelines, which can be downloaded here as MS Word template or as pdf file. Please submit your manuscript as email attachment to a member of the Editorial Board or to one of the Editors. The reviewing process should not exceed four weeks upon reception of the manuscript. Accepted contributions will be published online within one week under CC BY 4.0 license.