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Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (NMNT) is a JCR ranked, peer-reviewed, open access, international journal that focuses on the fundamental aspects and applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in the areas of physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, biology, energy/environment, and electronics. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.
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Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology is a JCR ranked, peer-reviewed open access journal addressed to a cross-disciplinary readership including scientists, researchers and professionals in both academia and industry with an interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The scope comprises (but is not limited to) the fundamental aspects and applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in the areas of physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, biology, energy/environment, and electronics.
All submitted articles considered suitable for Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology are subjected to rigorous peer review to ensure the highest levels of quality. The review process is carried out as quickly as possible to minimize any delays in the online publication of articles.
Low Dimensional Semiconductor and Graphene-like Nanostructures
Topic Editor: Paola Prete, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, Italy
Topic Editor: Nezih Pala, Florida International University, USA
Nanoparticles and Colloids
Topic Editor: Raphaël Schneider, University of Lorraine, France
Nanophase Materials and Nanoceramics
Topic Editor: Emanuel Ionescu, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Polymer Nanocomposites and Nanostructured Materials
Topic Editor: Leander Tapfer, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy
Nano-optics and Nanophotonics
Topic Editor: Marco Consales, University of Sannio, Italy
Simulation at the Nanoscale
Topic Editor: Fabrizio Cleri, University of Lille, France
|Paola Prete||Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, Italy|
|Raphaël Schneider||University of Lorraine, France|
|Emanuel Ionescu||Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany|
|Leander Tapfer||ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Brindisi Research Centre, Italy|
|Nezih Pala||Florida International University, USA|
|Marco Consales||University of Sannio, Italy|
|Fabrizio Cleri||University of Lille, France|
|Franco Cacialli||University College London, UK|
|Toshiaki Enoki||Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan|
|Stephen O'Brien||The City College of New York, USA|
|C. N. R. Rao||Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India|
|Federico Rosei||Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada|
|Paolo Samori||University of Strasbourg, France|
|Jonathan Spanier||Drexel University, USA|
|Reshef Tenne||Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel|
|Stefano Bellucci||INFN, National Laboratory of Frascati, Italy|
|Luca Camilli||Technical University of Denmark, Denmark|
|Andres Cantarero||University of Valencia, Spain|
|Cicero Giancarlo||Politecnico di Torino, Italy|
|Rajesh Kappera||Applied Materials, USA|
|Ilio Miccoli||AIXTRON SE, Aachen, Germany|
|Gurpreet Singh||Kansas State University, USA|
|Xudong Wang||University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA|
|Ignasi Casanova||Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain|
|Junhong Chen||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA|
|Daxiang Cui||Shanghai Jiaotong University, China|
|Roger M. Leblanc||University of Miami, USA|
|Wei-Ning Wang||Virginia Commonwealth University, USA|
|Fadi Aldeek||Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, USA|
|Halima Alem-Marchand||University of Lorraine, France|
|Jiabao Yi||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Yu Xin Zhang||Chongqing University, China|
|Spyros N. Yannopoulos||Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT), Greece|
|Enrico Bernardo||University of Padova, Italy|
|Rajendra Bordia||Clemson University, USA|
|Goran Dražic||National Institute of Chemistry Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Massimiliano Fraldi||University of Napoli Federico II, Italy|
|Dachamir Hotza||Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil|
|Yuji Iwamoto||Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan|
|Thomas Konegger||Vienna University of Technology, Austria|
|João A. Labrincha||University of Aveiro, Portugal|
|Dawei Liu||Alfred University, USA|
|Paola Palmero||Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy|
|Nicola Pugno||University of Trento, Italy|
|Zuankai Wang||City University of Hong, Hong Kong|
|Lavinia Balan||CNRS, Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse, France|
|Silvia Elena Barbosa||PLAPIQUI, Argentina|
|Juan Escrig||University of Santiago, Chile|
|Jacqueline Ferreira Leite Santos||Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Yu Lei||University of Connecticut, USA|
|Nico Lovergine||University of Salento, Italy|
|Nunzio Motta||Queensland University of Technology, Australia|
|Wenzhuo Wu||Purdue University, USA|
|Khalil Amine||Argonne National Laboratory, USA|
|Julien Bachmann||Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany|
|Emiliano Bilotti||Queen Mary University of London, UK|
|Da Deng||Wayne State University, USA|
|Fan Dong||Chongqing Technology and Business University, China|
|Wei Gao||North Carolina State University, USA|
|Changdong Gu||Zhejiang University, China|
|Yun Hang Hu||Michigan Technological University, USA|
|Changjun Hou||Chongqing University, China|
|Hongwei Huang||China University of Geosciences, China|
|Zong-Hong Lin||National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan|
|Yongfeng Liu||Zhejiang University, China|
|Shengjie Peng||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Seetha Raghavan||University of Central Florida, USA|
|Roberto Scaffaro||University of Palermo, Italy|
|Joao P. Sinnecker||The Brazilian Center for Physics Research, Brazil|
|Kenan Song||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA|
|Yulin Deng||Georgia Institute of Technology, USA|
|Oleg Lupan||Kiel University, Germany|
|Chunlei Wang||Florida International University, USA|
|Dario Zappa||University of Brescia, Italy|
|Costas A. Charitidis||National Technical University of Athens, Greece|
|Thomas Fischer||University in Cologne, Germany|
|Jinhui Song||University of Alabama, USA|
|Magnus Willander||Linkoping University, Sweden|
|Durdu Guney||Michigan Technological University, USA|
|Pedro Jorge||University of Porto, Portugal|
|Stefano Palomba||The University of Sydney, Australia|
|Mateusz Smietana||Warsaw University of Technology, Poland|
|Mircea Dragoman||National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, Romania|
|Sergey I. Pokutnyi||National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine|
|Yao Zhang||Jinan University, China|
|Hussein A. Mohammed||Curtin University, Australia|
|Ganesh Balasubramanian||Iowa State University, USA|
|Steven Cranford||Northeastern University, USA|
|Masoud D. Ganji||Islamic Azad University, Iran|
|Somnath Ghosh||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Chien Ming Wang||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Andreas Öchsner||Griffith University, Australia|
|Roham Rafiee||University of Tehran, Iran|
|Samit Roy||University of Alabama, USA|
|Gary D. Seidel||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA|
|Hiroyuki Shima||University of Yamanashi, Japan|
|Konstatinos Tserpes||University of Patras, Greece|
|Yingyan Zhang||Western Sydney University, Australia|
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- Article Types
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4.1 Peer Review Policy
4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
4.6 Research Data
- Publishing policies
5.1 Publication ethics
5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
- Preparing your manuscript
6.1 Word processing formats
6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
6.3 Supplementary material
6.4 Reference style
6.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
7.2 Information required for completing your submission
7.3 Corresponding author contact details
- On acceptance and publication
8.1 SAGE Production
8.2 Continuous publication
8.3 Promoting your article
- Further information
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nax to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Remember you can log in to the submission site at any time to check on the progress of your paper through the peer review process.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.
If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.
If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time article processing charge (APC) is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.
The APC for this journal is currently $1,300 USD (+VAT where applicable*).
*The article processing charge (APC) is payable upon acceptance after peer review and is subject to value added tax (VAT) where applicable. If the paying author/institution is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, VAT must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to avoid paying this tax, except for UK institutions. Payments can be made in GBP or USD.
Article describing original research. Research Articles should be 4 to 12 pages in length, including references.
Article presenting an original overview of recent research and advances in a given area. Review Articles should be 4-12 pages in length, including references.
Invited Feature Article
Article intended to provide readers with in-depth analysis and discussion around new advances, usually commissioned from an expert in the field.
Brevia present short research reports, focusing on new features in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology. These are 1-2 page reports of a new research result, to follow preliminary research and introduce a full Research article. The subject matter should be of interest to scientists from a wide range of interdisciplinary fields related to nanoscience.
These articles are original communications from authors of 1 to 4 pages in length. These usually combine methods, results, and discussion into a single section. The scope of these articles is to disseminate authors' perspectives and brief observations that do not fit full length papers, but that represent new achievements in the field to be developed in detail and reported thoroughly elsewhere.
Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology all papers are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help the Editor in his preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper suitable for publication. If your paper should be considered for fast-track publication, please explain why. The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology utilizes a single-blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name and information is withheld from the author. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief who then makes the final decision.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of 2 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
- The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
- The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
- Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript (opposed reviewers).
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published,
- Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
4.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
4.3.2 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.
At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the Research Data Sharing Policies, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
5.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution (CC BY), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.
Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author’s request.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Please review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nax to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway
If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been check for SAGE Production, the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link. Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the APC has been received.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time it will be completely free to view and download for all.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology editorial office as follows: