“Atomic Layer Deposition, International Journal” (ISSN 2772-2570) is a diamond open access journal. This means that it is free to publish and free to read. High quality scientific articles about atomic layer deposition or related alternating, pulsed or digital vapor phase processing fields, such as molecular layer deposition, atomic layer etching, vapor phase infusion etc. can be submitted. Articles will be read by our Editors, and after their approval, will be subject to a peer review process. They will be published on our website, and shared with the relevant databases. See the Journal pages for more details.

ALDJ focuses on original, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary contents in the field of digital coating and etching technologies, in particular atomic layer deposition, molecular layer deposition, atomic layer etching, etc., which generate hypotheses and questions relevant to the science and technology and guide the investigations of nanolayer chemistry. The journal publishes new methods, important applications, and new interpretations and treatments of existing data, as well as conventional studies in chemistry that can be applied to future applications.

ALDJ subscribes fully to the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) code of conduct and best practice for journal editors ensuring that our editors are accountable for everything published in our journal. Our readers will always be informed about how the research is funded and our relationships with authors, reviewers and editorial board members will be influenced by COPE recommendations.

Founded & published By

ALDJ was established by Dr. D.J. Monsma and Ultimaterials BV Netherlands. The journal publishes as an online diamond open access journal.

Article Types Published

ALDJ publishes original articles, reviews, mini reviews (research highlights), letters to the editors, editorials, editorial commentaries, perspectives/ opinions, case reports, technical notes and brief reports.

Information for Contributors

The Journal will not consider papers that have been accepted for publication or published elsewhere. Our full requirements for submission, including our conflicts of interest disclosure and ethics policies are described in detail in our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

Submission Process

Submissions to ALDJ are made using OJS (Open Journal System), the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available here:

Please follow the guidelines under the Journal’s menu items “For Authors”.

Papers submitted to the Journal should present previously unpublished data or interpretations; they should not be submitted elsewhere while under editorial consideration. Manuscripts should be clear and credible in argument, have a clear hierarchy, use concise headings and have an appropriate mix of text, figures and tables.


Each author must disclose all financial relationships related to the subject of the paper.  This should include equity ownership, profit-sharing agreements, royalties, patents, and grants. Authors do not need to report the sums concerned. If none, state “none”.

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