Our journal is the home for cutting-edge reports about innovations in the "lab on a chip”, which by nature involves developments in microfluidics, sensors, optics, electronics, imaging, materials, mechanical components, and more. In this thematic collection, we focus on the critical importance of the sensor to the lab on a chip, whether the sensor relies on optical, chemical, electrical, or mechanical forces (or many others). This collection will also focus on how lab on a chip/sensor systems are being used to form the next-generation of miniaturized diagnostics, whether they are implantable, wearable, portable, or simply used in the lab.
We invite review and original research manuscripts in these and related topics for inclusion in a thematic collection focused on miniaturized sensors and diagnostics. Accepted articles will be published in an online collection as soon as they are publishable and will be promoted extensively both as they are published and in the final collection.
The deadline for submission to this collection will be ongoing.
Lab on a Chip publishes the best work on significant and original research related to miniaturization, at the micro- and nano-scale, of interest to a multidisciplinary readership. The journal seeks to publish work at the interface between physical technological advancements and high impact applications that are of direct interest to a broad audience.
Please note that all submitted manuscripts will be subject to initial assessment and peer review in accordance with the journal’s normal standards.