A high impact peer reviewed journal publishing experimental and theoretical work across the breadth of nanoscience and nanotechnology

About Nanoscale

Nanoscale is a collaborative venture between the Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing and a leading nanoscience research centre, the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in Beijing, China.

The journal publishes weekly issues, complementing and building on the nano content already published across the Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing journal portfolio. 

Since its launch in late 2009, Nanoscale has quickly established itself as a platform for high-quality community-spanning research which bridges the various disciplines involved with nanoscience and nanotechnology, publishing important research from leading international research groups.

The current Impact Factor for Nanoscale is 6.739. 

All submissions are handled by our high-profile Editors:

  • Chunli Bai, Director of NCNST and President of CAS
  • Xiaodong Chen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Serena Corr, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Yves Dufrêne, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Dirk Guldi, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany 
  • Xingyu Jiang, NCNST, China
  • Rongchao Jin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Yamuna Krishnan (NCBS, Bangalore)
  • Jie Liu, Duke University, USA
  • Xiaogang Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Wei Lu, University of Michigan, USA 
  • Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Shouheng Sun, Brown University, USA  
  • Jianfang Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Hongxing Xu, Wuhan University, China 
  • Xiao Cheng Zeng, University of Nebraska, USA


Topics covered in the journal include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis of nanostructured and nanoscale materials
  • Characterisation of functional nanoscale materials and bio-assemblies
  • Properties of nanoscale materials
  • Self-assembly and molecular organisation
  • Complex hybrid nanostructures
  • Nanocomposites, nanoparticles, nanocrystalline materials, and nanoclusters
  • Nanotubes, molecular nanowires and nanocrystals
  • Molecular nanoscience
  • Nanocatalysis
  • Theoretical modelling
  • Single-molecules
  • Plasmonics
  • Nanoelectronics and molecular electronics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nanochips, nanosensors, nanofluidics and nanofabrication
  • Carbon-based nanoscale materials and devices
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Nanobiotechnology/bionanomaterials
  • Nanomedicine
  • Regulatory approaches and risk assessment                                         

The readership is cross-disciplinary and includes scientists, researchers and professionals in academia and industry interested in nanoscience and nanotechnology, including (but not limited to) the areas of physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, materials, energy/environment, information technology, detection science, healthcare and drug discovery, and electronics.

Article Types 
The journal publishes a full mix of primary research papers, communications, Opinions and three different types of reviews - Review Articles, Feature Articles and Minireviews. 

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