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Control over the morphology of surfaces on the micro- and nanoscale becomes increasingly important in many fields of science ranging over physics, material sciences, biomedical sciences and the life sciences. Being able to create submicron- and nanostructures enables researchers to tune material properties from wetting behavior, to optical and electronical characteristics in almost infinite ways. Moreover, methods for setting chemical and mechanical cues on subcellular dimensions open up great new experimental options to tackle questions related to cell biology and in the general life sciences. Nanofabrication gives a platform to this diverse research community where interdisciplinary works can be presented to inform the audience of novel methods in the structuring of materials and fabrication of devices and their applications.
Topics of interest for Nanofabrication are all aspects of lithographic methods aiming at the submicron- to nanoscale, the exploitation and control of self-organization phenomena for patterning, and the application of the created structures and devices in physical, biomedical and life science experiments.
Aims and Scope
Why subscribe and read
Nanofabrication publishes multi- and interdisciplinary works from researchers in the broad field of micro- to nanostructuring and device fabrication. Scientist interested in the advances on micro- and nanoscale patterning methods and the application of structures generated by these in applied physics, biomedical and life sciences are the target audience of the journal. The journal offers mutual exchange for members of the different communities to foster interdisciplinary information flow on possibilities opening up in nanofabrication and the experimental needs in applications.
No publication charge for articles published in the first two volumes. Nanofabrication focuses on the methods enabling researchers to control surface morphology and generate submicron- to nanoscale structures or devices and the applications of these. The audiences of the journal are members of the physics, biomedical and life science communities interested at mutual exchange on the possibilities opening up by the advances in the field of nanofabrication. The high standards for publication in Nanofabrication are maintained by an interdisciplinary Advisory Board with renowned scientists actively working in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology.
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Instructions for Authors
Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/nanofab/. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuscript submitted to this journal should:
- contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium,
- focus on the aims and scope of the journal,
- be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience,
- written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper,
- be delivered in electronic format.
The journal publishes:
- Research Articles,
- Communications and Rapid Communications*,
- Reviews and Mini-Reviews,
- Vision papers,
- Letter to the editor.
Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.
We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.
- Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below),
- Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format,
- Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted.
Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.
It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.
The letter should contain all important details such as:
- your full name (submitted by),
- full title of article and short title,
- full list of authors with affiliations,
- e-mail of the corresponding author,
- contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author,
- number of attached files, if there is more than one,
- status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted).
Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.
Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.
To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion. For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.
Open Access License
Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.
Nanofabrication is covered by the following services:
- Baidu Scholar
- CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
- EBSCO Discovery Service
- Genamics JournalSeek
- Meta (formerly Sciencescape)
- Naviga (Softweco)
- Polish Scientific Journals Database
- Polymer Library
- Primo Central (ExLibris)
- ProQuest (relevant databases)
- Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
- TDOne (TDNet)
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
- WorldCat (OCLC)
Jose Maria De Teresa, CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), Spain
Michael Hirtz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Editorial Advisory Board
Stefano Cabrini, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Pilar Cea, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Lifeng Chi, Soochow University, China
Lucia Curri, Italian National Council Institute for Physical and Chemical Processes, Bari Division, Italy
Enzo Di Fabrizio, KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), Saudi Arabia
Harald Fuchs, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
Armin Gölzhäuser, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Plinio Innocenzi, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
Xu Jian, Ningbo University, China
Steven Lenhert, The Florida State University, USA
Chen Xiaodong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Stefan Zauscher, Duke University, USA
Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Giovanna Brusatin, University of Padova, Italy
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