The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
General Information about Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology is an international, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal. It provides a unique platform for rapid publication without publication charges. The content is freely accessible online immediately upon publication and is publicly archived in the major Open Access repositories. The journal publishes high quality research and reviews from all areas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. It provides a broad coverage of both fundamental and applied research, including aspects of chemistry, physics and biology as well as materials science and engineering. The scope of the journal includes experimental and theoretical aspects as well as Nanotechnology applications.
The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology is published and completely funded by the Beilstein-Institut, a non-profit foundation located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Editor-in-chief is Professor Thomas Schimmel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He is supported by more than 20 Associate Editors who are responsible for a particular subject area within the scope of the journal.
The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology publishes peer-reviewed Full Research Papers, Letters, Reviews, Book Reports and Commentaries. In addition, it provides a platform for publishing Thematic Series on topical issues of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
The scope of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology includes but is not limited to topics such as:
- Nanolithography, soft lithography, micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS)
- Scanning probe techniques and nanosensors
- Self-assembly, self-organization and pattern formation on the nanoscale
- Nanoparticles, quantum dots and nanotubes
- Nanostructured surfaces and interfaces
- Chemical nanotechnology
- Nanobiology and nanobiotechnology
- Nanophotonics, nano-optics and nanoscale optical microscopies
- Nanomechanics, nanotribology and nanomotors
- Theoretical aspects and concepts of nanotechnology
- Nanotechnology applications
2.670 is the 2014 Impact Factor of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology according to the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports.
Most Important Key Facts
- Open Access
All articles published in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology are freely and universally accessible for everyone immediately upon publication: no user registration is required. Articles are published using a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License. The journal has been awarded the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Seal, confirming exceptionally high level of publishing standards.
- No Publication Fee
The publication of articles in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology is free of charge. The journal is published and financed by the Beilstein-Institut and therefore publishing in the journal is offered without the imposition of any author fees or other publication charges.
- General Publication Criteria
The main criteria for acceptance of an article for publication in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology are high quality, originality, novelty and importance.
- Peer Review
All articles published in the journal are fully refereed prior to acceptance. Detailed information about the review process is given in the Instructions for Referees. The editor-in-chief or an associate editor makes a final decision on the manuscript based on the referees' recommendations. The identity of referees is not disclosed to authors or other referees throughout the review process. Referees reports are sent to authors, but are not made publically viewable.
- No Page Limit
There is no page limit for articles in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. Authors should provide enough background information to support the aim of study and the main claims of the paper, but unimportant or trivial information should not be included. The article length should be commensurate with its scientific content.
- Authors Retain Copyright
Authors retain copyright of their articles. The articles of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- Archived in PubMed Central and Other Repositories
Articles of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology are deposited automatically in PubMed Central, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, in UK PubMed Central, the British equivalent of PubMed Central, and in the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, the national German archive of publications. Furthermore authors are free to deposit the version required by their university in their university archives (usually the version which has been accepted after peer-review, but prior to publication).
- Indexed in Databases
Articles of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology are indexed in SciFinder from the Chemical Abstracts Service; in ISI Web of Science from Thomson Reuters; in Scopus from Elsevier; in Google Scholar; and in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). All articles published in the journal are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
- Detailed Experimental Data
It is the intention of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology to publish articles with detailed descriptions of experimental data and procedures.
All submitted manuscripts will be checked by using the plagiarism detection software CrossCheck and other resources. Any incident will result in a correction request or could lead to the rejection or retraction of an article.
The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology offers scientists the unique opportunity to publish their research free of charge in an Open Access scientific journal that is freely available online 365 days a year to any user worldwide.
The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology publishes the following article types:
- Full Research Paper
reports of results from original research
brief reports of results from original research
comprehensive and authoritative summarization of any subject within the scope of the journal
- Book Report
short summaries of the strengths and weaknesses of a book with evaluation of its overall usefulness to the intended audience
short, focused and opinion-oriented articles on any subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and are usually written by leading experts
Articles and Citations in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Articles in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology should be cited according to the ACS Style Guide as shown in the following example. It is recommended to include the DOI in the reference.
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2010, 1, 24–47. doi:10.3762/bjnano.1.5
Submission of Manuscripts
Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically to the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology using the secure Beilstein Publishing System. The system allows authors to keep informed about of the status of their submission. Details of the submission process and acceptable file formats are given in the Submission Checklist and the Instructions for Authors.
Registration with Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Registration is only necessary if a user wishes to be kept informed about the latest articles from Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology via email alerts or if a new manuscript should be submitted.