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Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

2016 Impact Factor: 1.536
2016 Ranking: 168/275 in Materials Science, Multidisciplinary | 83/147 in Physics, Applied | 64/87 in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Editor in Chief & Topic Editor: Low Dimensional Semiconductor Nanostructures
Paola Prete Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, Italy
Topic Editor: Nanodevices
Nezih Pala Florida International University, USA
Topic Editor: Nanoparticles
Raphaël Schneider University of Lorraine, France
Topic Ed: Nanocomposites, Nanophase Materials and Nanoscale Characterizations
Leander Tapfer Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy
Topic Editor: Nanophotonics
Marco Consales University of Sannio, Italy
Topic Editor: Nanosensors
Elisabetta Comini University of Brescia, Italy
Topic Editor: Simulation at the Nanoscale
Nuno Silvestre University of Lisbon, Portugal
Topic Editor: Synthesis of Nanostructured & Nanoscale Materials
Di Gao University of Pittsburgh, USA
Honorary Editorial Board
Franco Cacialli University College London, UK
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
Reshef Tenne Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


eISSN: 18479804 | ISSN: 18479804 | Current volume: 6

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.

Publication in the journal is subject to a one-time article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC currently is 1,000 USD (+VAT where applicable*) for each article accepted after peer review.

For general information on Open Access at SAGE and Open Access FAQs, please visit this page.

Submissions should be made online at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nax 

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

* 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. 

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.

Topic areas include:

Low Dimensional Semiconductor Nanostructures

Topic Editor: Paola Prete, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council, Italy

Nanodevices

Topic Editor: Nezih Pala, Florida International University, USA

Nanoparticles

Topic Editor: Raphaël Schneider, University of Lorraine, France

Nanocomposites, Nanophase Materials and and Nanoscale Characterizations

Topic Editor: Leander Tapfer, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy

Nanophotonics

Topic Editor: Marco Consales, University of Sannio, Italy


Nanosensors

Topic Editor: Elisabetta Comini, University of Brescia, Italy


Simulation at the Nanoscale

Topic Editor: Nuno Silvestre, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Synthesis of Nanostructured and Nanoscale Materials

Topic Editor: Di Gao, University of Pittsburgh, USA

 

Low Dimensional Semiconductor Nanostructures: Associate Editors
Dr. Stefano Bellucci INFN, National Laboratory of Frascati, Italy
Dr. Andres Cantarero University of Valencia, Spain
Prof. Vladimir Dubrovskii Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation, Russia
Dr. Toshiaki Enoki Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Dr. Nobuhiko Kobayashi University of California Santa Cruz, USA
Dr. Jonathan Spanier Drexel University, USA
Low Dimensional Semiconductor Nanostructures: Editorial Board
Dr. Ilio Miccoli University of Hannover, Germany
Nanodevices: Associate Editors
Dr. Aykutlu Dana Bilkent University, Turkey
Dr. Durdu Guney Michigan Technological University, USA
Dr. Steven Johnson University of York, UK
Dr. Luca Pierantoni University Polytechnic of Marche, Italy
Dr. Chunlei Wang Florida International University, USA
Nanodevices: Editorial Board
Prof. Costas A. Charitidis National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Jinhui Song University of Alabama, USA
Dr. Magnus Willander Linkoping University, Sweden
Nanoparticles: Associate Editors
Dr. Fadi Aldeek Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, USA
Dr Halima Alem-Marchand University of Lorraine, France
Dr. Christophe Desmarets Pierre and Marie Curie University, France
Dr. Jun Ding National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Ewa Rogalska University of Lorraine, France
Prof. Junmin Xue National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Jiabao Yi University of New South Wales, Australia
Nanoparticles: Editorial Board
Dr. Ignasi Casanova Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Dr. Junhong Chen University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Dr. Daxiang Cui Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Dr. Roger M. Leblanc University of Miami, USA
Dr. Wei-Ning Wang Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Nanocomposites, Nanophase Materials and Nanoscale Characterizations: Ass Editors
Dr. Mihaela Baibarac National Institute of Materials Physics, Romania
Dr. Lavinia Balan CNRS, Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse, France
Dr. Juan Escrig University of Santiago, Chile
Dr. Jacqueline Ferreira Leite Santos Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Dr. Emanuel Ionescu TU Darmstadt, Germany
Prof. Vasyl Kladko National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Dr. Ranjit Koodali University of South Dakota, USA
Dr. Nico Lovergine University of Salento, Italy
Dr. Nunzio Motta Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dr. Guenter Motz Bayreuth University, Germany
Prof. Vladimir Sepelak Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dr. Luca Valentini University of Perugia, Italy
Dr. Spyros N. Yannopoulos Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT), Greece
Dr. Yu Xin Zhang Chongqing University, China
Nanocomposites, Nanophase Materials and Nanoscale Characterizations: Ed. Board
Dr. Julien Bachmann Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Dr. Enrico Bernardo University of Padova, Italy
Dr. Emiliano Bilotti Queen Mary University of London, UK
Prof. Rajendra Bordia Clemson University, USA
Dr. Fan Dong Chongqing Technology and Business University, China
Dr. Goran Dražic National Institute of Chemistry Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Gang Feng Villanova University, USA
Prof. Massimiliano Fraldi University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Dr. Wei Gao North Carolina State University, USA
Dr. José Miguel García-Martín Institute of Microelectronics of Madrid, Spain
Dr. Changdong Gu Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Dachamir Hotza Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Dr. Hongwei Huang China University of Geosciences, China
Dr. Yuji Iwamoto Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Dr. Thomas Konegger Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Dr. João A. Labrincha University of Aveiro, Portugal
Dr. Dawei Liu Alfred University, USA
Dr. Yongfeng Liu Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Paola Palmero Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Dr. Nicola Pugno University of Trento, Italy
Dr. Seetha Raghavan University of Central Florida, USA
Dr. Roberto Scaffaro University of Palermo, Italy
Dr. Gurpreet Singh Kansas State University, USA
Dr. Joao Paulo Sinnecker The Brazilian Center for Physics Research, Brazil
Dr. Kenan Song Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Xudong Wang University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Dr. Zuankai Wang City University of Hong, Hong Kong
Nanophotonics: Associate Editors
Dr. Pietro Ferraro National Research Council, Italy
Dr. Pedro Jorge University of Porto, Portugal
Dr. Rajesh Kappera Applied Materials Inc. Santa Clara, USA
Dr. Davide Mencarelli University Polytechnic of Marche, Italy
Dr. Liam O'Faolain University of St Andrews, UK
Prof. Mateusz Smietana Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Nanophotonics: Editorial Board
Prof. Mircea Dragoman National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, Romania
Prof. Sergey Ivanovich Pokutnyi National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Nanosensors: Associate Editors
Dr. Oleg Lupan Kiel University, Germany
Prof. Eugenio Martinelli University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Dr. Dario Zappa University of Brescia, Italy
Nanosensors: Editorial Board
Dr. Thomas Fischer University in Cologne, Germany
Dr. Agnese Sonato IOM, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Simulation at the Nanoscale: Editorial Board
Dr. Ganesh Balasubramanian Iowa State University, USA
Dr. Steven Cranford Northeastern University, USA
Dr. Masoud Darvish Ganji Islamic Azad University, Iran
Dr. Somnath Ghosh Johns Hopkins University, USA
Dr. Chien Ming Wang National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Vikas Mittal Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Andreas Öchsner Griffith University, Australia
Dr. Roham Rafiee University of Tehran, Iran
Dr. Samit Roy University of Alabama, USA
Dr. Gary D. Seidel Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Dr. Hiroyuki Shima University of Yamanashi, Japan
Prof. Konstatinos Tserpes University of Patras, Greece
Dr. Yingyan Zhang Western Sydney University, Australia
Synthesis of Nanostructured & Nanoscale Materials: Associate Editors
Dr. Yulin Deng Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Yu Lei University of Connecticut, USA
Dr. Wenzhuo Wu Purdue University, USA
Synthesis of Nanostructured & Nanoscale Materials: Editorial Board
Dr. Khalil Amine Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Dr. Da Deng Wayne State University, USA
Dr. Dambar Hamal Kansas State University (Alumni), USA
Dr. Yun Hang Hu Michigan Technological University, USA
Dr. Changjun Hou Chongqing University, China
Dr. Zong-Hong Lin National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Dr. Shengjie Peng National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Weiran Yang Dow Chemical Company, USA
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  •  Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. Article Types
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. 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
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 ORCID
      7.2 Information required for completing your submission
      7.3 Corresponding author contact details
      7.4 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. 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.

    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.

    1. Open Access

    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.

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open Access FAQs.

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    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 article processing charge is $1,000 (+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.

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    3. Article types

    Research Article
    Article describing original research. Research Articles should be 4 to 12 pages in length, including references.

    Review Article
    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-type Article
    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.

    Short Communication
    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.

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    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.

    4.2 Authorship

    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:

      1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
      2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
      3. Approved the version to be published,
      4. 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.

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    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 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.

    4.4 Funding

    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. 

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    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.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    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.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    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.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    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.

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    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.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    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.

    6.3 Supplementary material

    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.

    6.4 Reference style

    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.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file here.

    6.5 English language editing services

    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.

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    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.

    7.1 ORCID

    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 persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher 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 recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    7.2 Informtion required for completing your submission

    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).

    7.3 Corresponding author contact details

    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.

    7.4 Permissions

    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

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    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.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    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.

    8.2 Online publication

    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.

    8.3 Promoting your article

    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. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

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    9. Further information

    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:

    nax.pra@sagepub.com 

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