InTech, the Open Access publisher, has announced the launch of a new Open Access journal, “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology”. The quarterly journal will be available online for free full-text download on the reading platform www.InTechOpen.com.
Open Access publications which are not subsidized by institutional funding are usually financed by payments met by the institutions researchers work for. However, “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology” will be a “Free for All” publication, with no costs incurred by contributors or readers.
Thanks to the “one at a time” publishing model, accepted papers will be published online immediately following peer review. The complete process from submission to publication will take approximately one month.
The journal's Editor in Chief is Dr. Paola Prete of the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems at the Italian National Research Council, Lecce, Italy. Dr. Prete expects that the journal will be a useful source of information for researchers in all areas of nanoscience since it will cover a wide range of topics, such as the synthesis of nanosized materials, nano-characterization techniques, nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine.
The Editorial Board is comprised of international experts, including C. N. R. Rao - Linus Pauling Research Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and Honorary Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Professor Rao is a member of the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences, and is renowned for his contribution to solid state chemistry and nanomaterials over the last two decades.
The first issue of the Journal is expected to go live in June 2011. The call for papers for inclusion in the first issue is open until 10 May, 2011.
Researchers interested in submitting their papers for consideration for the first issue are invited to find out more at http://www.intechweb.org/nn-first-issue.html.