Editorial & Publishing Policies

Aim and Scope

With the overriding aim of advancing technology and improving health care, Nano Reviews & Experiments now publishes both spontaneously submitted and commissioned Research Communications, Review Articles and Perspectives in all areas of nanoscience, nanotechnology, nanobiotechnology, and single-molecules - from basic science to applied aspects of chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, and engineering. These types of papers are all peer reviewed by experts in the field.

Short Communications to the nano express section summarizing the most recent advances as well as nano highlights which are brief summaries of recent literature reports relevant for the journal's scope, are meant to give immediate access to the most recent advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology - however preliminary.

Areas covered are:

  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanotubes and nanorods
  • Hybrid nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Supramolecular nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticles for catalysis
  • Optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of nanomaterials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nanoscale surface and interface
  • Micro- and nano- devices and sensors
  • Single-molecules
  • Nanobiology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanoimaging
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Biological nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Nanostructures based on membranes and proteins
  • Environmental and health concerns about nanomaterials
  • Artificial and molecular motors
  • Micro- and nano-electromechanical sensors (MEMS and NEMS)
  • Micro- and nanofluidics

 

Section Policies

Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Invited Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Invited Review Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Communications

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nano Express (Short Communications)

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nano Highlights

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nano News & Views

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Perspectives

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to Nano Reviews & Experiments – Review Articles and Short Communications (nano express)alike - are subject to rigorous peer review to ensure that the research published is 'good science'.

All manuscripts will undergo preliminary evaluation at the editorial level and those judged to be of significant importance will subsequently be peer reviewed by two or more experts. The Chief Editor and/or one of the Section Editors will see the papers through the peer review process up to acceptance or rejection.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail.

Review papers undergo a 'single blind' review process, i.e. the reviewer's identity remains unknown to the author(s) while the identity of the author(s) is known to the reviewer. The reviewer's identity remains unknown to the author(s) although it is up to the reviewer if he/she wants to contact the author(s) at a later stage and reveal his/her identity.

All other types of papers are subject to a 'double blind' review process, i.e. the reviewer's identity remains unknown to the author(s) just as the identity of the auhtor(s) remains unknown to the reviewer. The reviewer is informed of the identity of the author(s) immediately after acceptance or rejection of the manuscript, while the reviewer's identity remains unknown to the author(s) although it is up to the reviewer if he/she wants to contact the author(s) at a later stage and reveal his/her identity.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the scientific and formal aspects of a paper, and to judge the papers on grounds of originality and urgency. All relevant information will be forwarded to the author(s).

Peer reviewers will have six possible options, for each article

  1. Accept manuscript (i.e. no need for any revision)
  2. Accept after revision (i.e. accepted if the author makes the requested revisions)
  3. Revise and resubmit (i.e. accepted or rejected after revisions have been made - paper will be sent out for another peer review round)
  4. Submit elsewhere (i.e. if the manuscript is better suited for another journal)
  5. Reject manuscript (i.e. if the manuscript is substandard)
  6. See comments (i.e. if the reviewer cannot choose from any of the above)

In addition, papers may be rejected directly by the Chief Editor if judged to be out of scope or if scientifically or formally sub-standard.

When asking for revisions, reviewers have two possible goals: to ask authors to tighten their arguments based on existing data, or to identify areas where more data are needed. Even formal revision may be required if the language or formalities is sub-standard. To facilitate rapid publication, authors are given a maximum of two months for revision. After two months, revised manuscripts will be considered new submissions.

 

Publication Frequency

All articles to Nano Reviews & Experiments are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citeable without delay.

 

Open Access Policy

Open Access
Nano Reviews & Experiments is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 Unported License. Authors retain the full copyright to their work. For more information see the copyright section.

Articles are published immediately upon the final corrections of the master proof having been made. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier). 

Nano Reviews & Experiments is accessible via the journal’s website at http://www.nanoreviewsexperiments.net as well as via international search engines such as Google Scholar.

OAI metadata harvesting for this journal can be reached via the following link:

www.nanoreviewsexperiments.net/index.php/nano/oai

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

In addition, all files will be archived with PubMed Central, CLOCKSS and Portico.

 

Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post any version of their manuscript to personal or institutional websites, in repositories and similar, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).