KONA Powder and Particle Journal

General Information


  • Print edition: ISSN 0288-4534
  • Online edition: ISSN 2187-5537

History of the Journal

In the history of KONA Powder and Particle Journal, two organizations have been playing an important role. The one is the Council of Powder Technology, Japan (CPT) and the other is the Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation (Hosokawa Foundation). The CPT was established in 1969 by Hosokawa Micron Corporation as a nonprofit organization to enhance the activities of research and development on powder science and technology. The Hosokawa Foundation was established in 1991 as a public-service corporation approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology of Japan. The issues from No.1 (1983) to No.12 (1994) of KONA were published by CPT and the issues from No.13 (1995) by the Hosokawa Foundation.

The aim of KONA in the early days was to introduce excellent Japanese papers to the world and thus KONA consisted of papers recommended by some Japanese academic societies and translated from Japanese to English. From the issue of No.8, the CPT changed its editorial policy to internationalize the KONA and to incorporate papers by authors throughout the world in addition to translated papers. In response to this change, three editorial blocks have been organized in the world: Asian-Oceanian, American and European. The policy and system have not changed even after the Hosokawa Foundation has taken over from the CPT. From the issue of No.27 (2009), publication of translated papers has been terminated and only original papers have been published. The CPT is active still today and collaborates with the Hosokawa Foundation.

Editorial Board


Jusuke Hidaka, PhD
(Doshisha Univ., JAPAN)

Dr. Jusuke Hidaka is Professor Emeritus in Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. His research interest covers the design of powder processing operations (comminution, dispersion, classification, filtration, drying, filling, compaction, sintering etc.), electrostatic powder coating and electro-photo graphic systems using computer simulation. The major focus of his current research work is to establish the design method of advanced functional materials related to powders and its processing operation by using powder simulation.
He was former president of the Association of Powder Technology, Japan. At present, he is the director of Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation and The Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, Japan.

Asian / Oceanian Editorial Board
S. Biggs (Univ. of Queensland, Australia)
X.S. Cai (Univ. of Shanghai for Sci. & Tech., China)
T. Charinpanitkul (Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand)
Y. Fukumori (Kobe Gakuin Univ., Japan)
K. Higashitani (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
H. Kage (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Y. Kang (Chungnam National Univ., Korea)
D.J. Lee (National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan)
J.H. Li (Chinese Academy of Science, China)
H. Makino (CRIEPI, Japan)
S. Matsusaka (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
M. Naito (Osaka Univ., Japan)
K. Nogi (Osaka Univ., Japan)
K. Okuyama (Hiroshima Univ., Japan)
Pradip (TRDDC, India)
M. Rhodes (Monash Univ., Australia)
M. Takahashi (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
H. Takeuchi (Gifu Pharmaceutical Univ., Japan)
W. Tanthapanichakoon (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Y. Tsuji (Osaka Univ., Japan)
S. Watano (Osaka Pref. Univ., Japan)
T. Yokoyama (Hosokawa Powder Tech. Foundation, Japan)
L. Cui (Hosokawa Micron Corp., Japan)
European / African Editorial Board

Sotiris E. Pratsinis, PhD
(ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Dr. Sotiris E. Pratsinis is Professor of Process Engineering and Materials Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland and Director of its Particle Technology Laboratory. He has a Diploma from Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece and a PhD from UCLA, USA. His research focuses on particle dynamics (coagulation, flocculation of agg(reg/lomer)ates) with emphasis on aerosol synthesis of functional ceramics, metals & nanocomposites for industrial (pigment, photo/catalyst, gas sensor), life science (breath analysis, dental, bioimaging, theranostic, nutrition) and environmental (air pollution, nanotoxicology) applications. This research has been recognized by a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the U.S. NSF, a Thomas Baron Award from AIChE, a Humboldt Award from Germany and in 2009 an Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council. He is member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering.

B. Biscans (Univ. de Toulouse, France)
M.-O. Coppens (Univ. College London, UK)
L. Gradon (Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland)
G.M.H. Meesters (Univ. of Delft, Netherlands)
W. Peukert (Univ. Erlangen, Germany)
J.M. Valverde (Univ. of Seville, Spain)
S. Sander (Hosokawa Alpine AG, Germany)
L. Kneisl (Hosokawa Alpine AG, Germany)
American Editorial Board

Brij M. Moudgil, PhD
(Univ. of Florida., USA)

Dr. Brij M. Moudgil is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. His current research interests are in particulate materials based systems for enhanced performance in bioimaging, nanomedicine, photocatalytic degradation of hazardous microbes, polymer and surfactant adsorption, dispersion and aggregation of fine particles and nanotoxicity. Dr. Moudgil received his B.E from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and his M.S and Eng.Sc.D degrees from Columbia University, New York. He has published more than 400 technical papers and has been awarded 14 patents. He is a member of the U.S National Academy of Engineering.

B.M. Moudgil (Univ. of Florida., USA)
D.W. Fuerstenau (Univ. of California, USA)
A.J. Hickey (Univ. of North Carolina, USA)
R. Hogg (Pennsylvania State Univ., USA)
R.K. Rajamani (Univ. of Utah, USA)
A.D. Rosato (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
L.M. Tavares (UFRJ, Brazil)
C.C. Huang (Hosokawa Micron Intl. Inc., USA)

About Submission

Aims and Scope

KONA publishes papers in a broad field of powder science and technology, ranging from fundamental principles to practical applications. The papers describing technological experiences and critical reviews of existing knowledge in special areas are also welcome.
The submitted papers are published only when they are judged by the Editor to contribute to the progress of powder science and technology, and approved by any of the three Editorial Committees.
The paper submitted to the Editorial Secretariat should not have been previously published.

Category of Papers

Invited articles
Review papers and special articles invited by the KONA Editorial Committees.
Contributed papers
Original research and review papers submitted to the KONA Editorial Committees, and refereed by the Editors.

Submission of Contributed Papers

“Inquiry Letter” for submission on the KONA web needs to be sent to the Editor-in-Chief

prior to the submission of the manuscript. After then, papers will be guided to each KONA Editorial Secretariat as follows.
Inquiry Letter Form
  • Asian/Oceanian Editorial Secretariat
    Dr. T. Yokoyama and Dr. L. Cui
    Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation
    1-9, Shodaitajika, Hirakata-shi, Osaka 573-1132, Japan
  • European/African Editorial Secretariat
    Dr. S. Sander or Ms. L. Kneisl
    Hosokawa Alpine AG
    Peter-Dörfler-Straße 13-25
    D - 86199 Augsburg, Germany
  • American Editorial Secretariat
    Dr. C. C. Huang
    Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems
    10 Chatham Road, Summit NJ 07901 USA

Publication in KONA is free of charge.

Publication Schedule

KONA is published annually. The publication date is around January 10th.


KONA is distributed free of charge to senior researchers at universities and laboratories as well as to institutions and libraries in the field throughout the world. The publisher is always glad to consider the addition of names of those, who want to obtain this journal regularly, to the mailing list. Distribution of KONA is made by each Secretariat.

Free electronic publication of KONA is available at http://www.kona.or.jp/jp/journal/index.html

Instructions to Authors

  1. (1) Manuscript format
    • Electric files should be submitted to the Editorial Secretariat by online. Authors' short biography with less than 100 words per person and color photographs of all the authors should be attached to the final version.
    • The structure of manuscripts should follow the following order; title, authors, affiliations, abstract, graphical abstract, keywords, main text, (acknowledgement), (appendix), (nomenclature), references. The items with parentheses are not mandatory.
    • Full postal addresses must be given for all the authors. Indicate the corresponding author by the mark“*” after the name. Telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address should be provided for the corresponding author.
    • Abstract should not exceed 200 words.
    • Graphical abstract should be a concise, visual summary of the article which will be displayed in the contents list both online and print.
    • The appropriate number of keywords is 5 or 6.
    • The maximum pages printed in KONA are supposed to be:
      15 for an original paper and 25 for a review paper.
    • Symbols and units should be listed in alphabetical order with their definition and dimensions in SI units.
    • The color figures will appear in color both on the Web (http://www.kona.or.jp) and also in the paper version.
    • Concerning references, the alphabetical system should be adopted. Please use reference management software such as Endnote to manage references as far as possible.
    References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.
    - Reference to a book:
    Strunk Jr. W., White E.B., The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.
    - Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
    Mettam G.R., Adams L.B., How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones B.S., Smith R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp.281–304.
    - Reference to a journal publication:
    Tsuji Y., Tanaka T., Ishida T., Lagrangian numerical simulation of plug flow of cohesionless particles in a horizontal pipe, Powder Technology, 71 (1992) 239–250.
    All citations in the text should refer to:
    1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
    2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;
    3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication.
      Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

    Examples: “as demonstrated (Hidaka J. et al., 1995; Tsuji Y., 1992a, 1992b, 1993). Mori Y. and Fukumoto Y. (2002) have recently shown ....”
  2. (2) Copyright and permission
    • The original paper to be submitted to KONA has not been published before in any language or in any journal or media; it is not submitted and not under consideration for publication in whole or in part elsewhere.
    • Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holders to reproduce any figures, tables and photos for which copyright exists.
    • The KONA Journal applies the Creative Commons Attribution License to all works published by the Journal. Copyright stays with the agreed copyright owner, and the Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation is granted the exclusive right to publish and distribute the work, and to provide the work in all forms and media.
    • Users of the journal will be able to reuse the contents in any way they like, provided they are accurately attributed. No permission is required from either the authors or the publisher.