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Instructions for Contributors

NanoScientific seeks interesting articles about Nanoscience and Nanotechnology including nanometrology such as SEM and AFM and their applications that can be appreciated by Nano researchers in all fields. Interesting, timely news articles and feature interviews are also included. We value the opportunity to publish contributed articles and provide this guideline to any researcher or scientist who wants to submit a contributed article. Topic ideas for our articles from readers are sincerely appreciated.

  • Feature articles relate to a particular instrument or method of general interest to Nano Researchers. These articles are 2000-3000 words with 6-8 images/illustrations. The article should include an abstract detailing how this application is relevant to current Nanotechnology trends and discoveries.


  • Profile articles: These articles (1200-2500 words) showcase someone involved in Nanotechnology and research and spotlight their achievements and forward thinking ideas about future innovations. This article will be written by NanoScientific staff, the interview subject will provide photos and a Q&A.


  • News articles: These are short articles (600-1000 words) regarding a new application or newly published research pertaining to the advancement of Nanotechnology, with particular emphasis on how Nanotechnology provides a more sustainable world.



This publication uses the numbered reference where callouts in the text are in the form [7], and the reference list at the end of the article has the following format:


[7] MT Rossner, MJ Held, GP Bozuwa, and A Kornacki, CBE Views 21(6) (1998) 187–92.



[8] MD Graef, Introduction to Conventional Transmission Electron Microscopy, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2003, pp. 42–44.

References at the end of the article must be listed in the numerical order they are called out in the text.

Figures should be submitted as separate tagged image file format (TIFF) files rather than being integrated into the WORD document. It is best to make annotations in an image-handling program such that they can be edited if necessary. All micrographs should have proper scale bars on the image or an image width stated in the caption. Because our digital edition provides a 5x magnification of all text and figures, images and line art must be sharp. Usually this means reproduction at the original pixel density of the acquisition instrument. Optimum reproduction for micrographs means the image should have at least 300 dpi at 88 mm (3.5 inches), our standard column width. Line art should be at least 600 dpi in order to appear sharp when magnified. If possible, please convert your images to CMYK color space (as opposed to RGB). After conversion check that the blue in RGB is acceptably represented in CMYK. NOTE: IF IMAGES IN FIGURES DO NOT HAVE ACCEPTABLE SHARPNESS (see above), THIS COULD DELAY PROCESSING OF YOUR ARTICLE AND MIGHT EVEN PREVENT PUBLICATION.

Abbreviations, acronyms, and units
Each abbreviation should be written out in full the first time it is used followed by the acronym in parentheses. Universally used abbreviations, such as “µm” for micrometer, do not need to be written out. Use SI (metric) units.

Abstract and keywords
Each article must include an abstract of 80-100 words. Typically this is similar to the conclusion of the article but written in “abstract style.” Each article must designate five (5) keywords for indexing purposes.

Originality and Permissions
By submitting an article to NanoScientific, the author warrants that the article is original or that the author has permission to use any copyrighted material. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain all permissions needed. Conversely, NanoScientific routinely grants permission, upon request, to any author seeking to use material appearing in the magazine for publication elsewhere.

Articles may be edited for space, language, or technical level. In all editing, we aim to preserve the accuracy of content. Use third person in the text; use of first person is acceptable in some cases (if cleared with the Editor in advance), but avoid use of the second person “you,” “yours,” etc. We will send the corresponding author the edited article for comment prior to publication.

Submission and Specifications
If you have an idea for an article or would like more information about the technical specifications for submission, please contact the following:

Deborah West, Content Editor

NanoScientific, www.nanoscientific.org



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