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Nanomaterials and the Environment

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    "Nanomaterials and the Environment" is closed for submissions effective March 9, 2016. All authors are therefore invited to submit manuscripts at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/med

    Nano-scaled materials have a wide variety of applications. They are defined as materials with at least one external dimension in the size of less than100 nanometers. Due to their unique properties with high surface to volume ratio, nanomaterials have broad industrial and environmental applications and their impact can be significant. Meanwhile, the fate and toxicity of nanoparticles in the environment is often complex requiring detailed knowledge of their physicochemical properties, stability, chemistry, migration and accumulation. Their interactions with biological systems are relatively unknown. A wide range of researchers from civil and environmental engineering, water science, geology, environmental science, chemistry, biology, materials science and ecotoxicology are involved in this emerging multidisciplinary field. Nanomaterials and the Environment (NATE) exists to serve the needs of this diverse community, providing a forum for the prompt communication of original and innovative research in nanomaterials and the environment, and in an effort to ensure their safe use and handling. NATE covers, but is not limited to, the development and use of nanoparticles, nanomaterials and nanocomposite in environmental applications for water, soil and air pollution control, for environmental monitoring, and for innovative product development for commercial, industrial, and military applications. NATE also covers implications of nanomaterials on the environment towards better understanding their fate and toxicity for sustainable development and best management practices.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    Nanomaterials and the Environment (NATE) reports on fundamental and applied research in all aspects of nanomaterials related to the environment. The topic covers a wide range of issues that are of contemporary interest to research, industry, government bodies and even the specialist public interest groups. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 

    • Bionanotechnology in the environment,
    • Environmental and geological migration of nanomaterials,
    • Airbourne nanoparticles,
    • Environmental fate of nanomaterials,
    • Biological stimuli of nanomaterials,
    • Mineralogical / natural nanomaterials,
    • Field scale applications of nanomaterials,
    • Nanomaterial toxicity in the environment,
    • Environmental drug delivery using nanomaterials,
    • Application of nanomaterials in the environment,
    • Nanomaterials in the ecosystem,
    • Environmental nanomaterial sensors. 

    The Open Access model allows ready access to its target audience and the peer-review system, together with the outstanding scientists of the advisory board, ensures that quality is maintained throughout and rapid online publishing is achieved.

    Why submit

    Nanomaterials and the Environment (NATE) exists to serve the needs of this diverse community, providing a forum for the prompt communication of original and innovative developments in nanomaterials and the environment, and in an effort to improve their utilisation and safety. NATE covers, but is not limited to, the development and use of nanoparticles, nanomaterials and nanocomposite devices in environmental applications for water, soil and air decontamination, as environmental monitoring devices, and their use in civil engineering and built environment applications. Moreover, NATE includes contributions towards understanding the migration, disposal, toxicity and environmental regulation of nanomaterials, and advances in measurement and analytical technologies within environmental nanotechnology.


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    Instructions for Authors

    "Nanomaterials and the Environment" is closed for submissions effective March 9, 2016. All authors are therefore invited to submit manuscripts at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/med


    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://nate.edmgr.com/. In case of problems, please contact the Journal Editor at nanome.editorial@degruyteropen.com.

    Authors are suggested to follow Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    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 accepts the following publication formats:

    • Research Articles
    • Communications and Rapid Communications
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Commentaries
    • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

    Cover Letter

    It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in the 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.

    Conflict of interest declaration
    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 are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Journal Editor.

    Open Access License
    Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the journal 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.

    Formatting Requirements
    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

    Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production.

    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.

    For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

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    Editorial Information

    Journal Editors
    Zhiqiang (Zack) Hu, University of Missouri, USA

    Associate Editor
    Rosa Busquets, University of Brighton, United Kingdom 
    Claudia Gunsch, Duke University, USA  

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Stanislaw Blazewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology. Poland
    Andy Cundy, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
    Dionysios (Dion) Demetriou Dionysiou, University of Cincinnati, USA
    Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University, USA
    Vladimir M. Gun’ko, Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine
    Robert Hurt, Brown University, USA
    Kseniia Katok, University of Brighton. United Kingdom
    Sir Harold Kroto, Florida State University, USA
    Krisztina László, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
    Toru Maekawa, Toyo University, Japan
    Bo Mattiasson, Lund University, Sweden
    Sergey Mikhalovsky, University of Brighton / Nazarbayev University, United Kingdom/Kazakhstan
    Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda, US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), USA
    Günter Oberdörster, University of Rochester, USA
    Thomas Scott, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Miroslava Vaclavikova, Institute of Geotechnics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

    Assistant Editors
    Ortrud Aschenbrenner, Future Carbon GmbH, Germany
    Christopher English, University of Brighton, UK
    Hector Gallart, University of Nantes, France
    Lubinda Mbundi, University of Brighton, UK
    Yishan Zheng, University of Brighton, UK 

    Language Editors
    Christopher English, University of Brighton, UK

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    Editorial Contact
    Zhiqiang (Zack) Hu

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