About Blockchains


Blockchains (ISSN 2813-5288) is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal on blockchain and its applications.

Blockchains publishes regular research papers, surveys, and comments. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results and new findings in as much detail as possible. All classic and emerging topics in blockchain domains are welcomed, including but not limited to blockchain networks, architecture, security and privacy, applications, methods, models, framework, and empirical studies. Interdisciplinary topics also are encouraged, such as technology and management convergence in blockchain, medico engineering cooperation in blockchain, etc. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. For theory papers, full details of proof must be provided so that results can be verified. For experimental papers, full experimental details must be provided so that results can be reproduced. Additionally, electronic files or software regarding the full details of the calculations, experimental procedures, etc., can be deposited along with the submission as “Supplementary Material”.


The journal publishes original papers in the field of blockchain and its applications that cover the following scope:

  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technology implementation
  • Blockchain and cryptography
  • Blockchain and digital currency
  • Blockchain in finance
  • Blockchain in management
  • Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • New applications of blockchain
  • Emerging technologies and developments of blockchain
  • Blockchain theory
  • Blockchain for data exchange
  • NFT (Non-Fungible Token)
  • New architecture, framework, or models of blockchain 
  • Security and privacy in blockchain 
  • Blockchain advances in 6G network 
  • Smart contract methods
  • Blockchain-based business model 
  • Data governance in blockchain 
  • Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure 
  • Blockchain in Metaverse 
  • Cross chain techniques 
  • Attacks and threats on blockchain

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Blockchains will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2023 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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