Authors of papers presented at this conference and within the scope of MDPI Applied Sciences may submit a technically extended version to the Special Issue "Analytical Methodologies Applied to the Study of Cultural Heritage Surface II". As an open access journal, MDPI Applied Sciences have an Article Processing Charge (APC) of 2000 CHF for accepted papers.

The extended papers from conference should fulfil the following requirements:

  1. The paper should have more than 50% new data and content. It will be much better if the Title and Abstract are different with that of conference paper, so that they can be differentiated in various databases.
  2. The conference paper should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.
  3. Authors are asked to disclose that it is conference paper in their cover letter and include a statement on what has been changed compared to the original conference paper.

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Dear Colleagues,

The study of cultural heritage very often requires a multidisciplinary approach involving many scientific disciplines such as chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and conservation science. In this context, scientific methods are applied to study works of art to deepen knowledge of a material’s chemical and physical properties, as well as their processes of conservation and deterioration. For this Special Issue, papers dealing with these aspects are welcome. Topics can range from the study of both organic and inorganic materials (both the study of their properties and of the state of degradation induced by the environment) to the conservation of these through the use of new materials. Papers may focus on the development of new techniques, including sample preparation or the application of non-destructive instrumentation. Papers highlighting a multidisciplinary approach are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Paola Fermo
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.


Prof. Dr. Paola Fermo, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano

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