Introducing new article type Perspective

Recently, Perspective articles were added to the portfolio of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology.

This opportunity was received with great enthusiasm and quickly inspired researchers to express their science-based views on key topics of broad interest to the scientific community.

Perspective articles aim to become landmark references and add scholarly value by exploring a particular standpoint on a field or by presenting a theme in an innovative and/or alternative way. They communicate expert opinions on particularly interesting subjects which are within the scope of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology.

Interested in submitting your own Perspective? The instructions for authors are available here.

We invite you to read below the selection of recent Perspective articles published in the diamond-open-access Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology:

Straight roads into nowhere – obvious and not-so-obvious biological models for ferrophobic surfaces
Wilfried Konrad, Christoph Neinhuis and Anita Roth-Nebelsick
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1345–1360. doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.111

Frequency-dependent nanomechanical profiling for medical diagnosis
Santiago D. Solares and Alexander X. Cartagena-Rivera
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1483–1489. doi: 10.3762/bjnano.13.122

The steep road to nonviral nanomedicines: Frequent challenges and culprits in designing nanoparticles for gene therapy
Yao Yao, Yeongun Ko, Grant Grasman, Jeffery E. Raymond and Joerg Lahann
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2023, 14, 351–361. doi: 10.3762/bjnano.14.30

Thanks to the authors for publishing their unique viewpoints in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. We are also grateful to the dedicated referees and editors involved.

Other examples of relevant themes for Perspective articles are:

  • Constructive critical discussions about controversial topics within a discipline or field of research
  • Insights regarding the future of a given research area, or the introduction or suggestion of a new field
  • Societal, environmental and/or economic impacts of an applied field
  • Topics related to education and science culture
  • The reporting of significant scientific achievements in the light of historical background

04 May 2023

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