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Posted: Jun 04, 2014
Chinese Academy of Sciences and Nature to launch new nanotechnology journal
(Nanowerk News) Nature Publishing Group and the Institute of Electronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IECAS) announced the 2015 launch of Microsystems & Nanoengineering. The online open access nanotechnology journal will go live on nature.com in March 2015, and will begin accepting submissions towards the end of this year.
Led by Editor-in Chief Professor Yi-Rong Wu, Microsystems & Nanoengineering will publish original research articles and reviews in the latest aspects of Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS). The journal will cover new design (theory, modelling and simulation), fabrication, characterization, reliability, and applications of devices and systems in micro and nano scales.
"Microsystems & Nanoengineering will provide a high-quality international forum for researchers working on Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems to publish their findings," said Dr Nick Campbell, Executive Editor of Nature and Greater China Head of Nature Publishing Group. "We are delighted to partner with the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences to offer an open access home for leading research in this important growing field."
Dr. Tianhong Cui, Executive Editor-in-Chief of Microsystems & Nanoengineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, said: "This new journal seeks to promote research on all aspects of microsystems and nanoengineering from fundamental to applied research. It will provide a home for the latest research and a platform for increased collaboration between multidisciplinary scientists across the world."
Published research articles will be freely accessible online to a global audience immediately on publication. An article-processing charge (APC) is levied on acceptance, and authors are offered a choice of Creative Common Licenses, including the Creative Commons Attribution (BY) license.
Microsystems & Nanoengineering is the 9th journal to be published by NPG in collaboration with partners in China, and the 17th in the Asia-Pacific region. All 64 NPG academic, society and partner publications have introduced open access options or are open access journals.
Established in 1956, the IECAS was the first comprehensive institute in China in the fields of electronics and information science and technology. It is heavily involved in the research of microwave imaging electronic technology, geospatial information technology and transducer technology, among others.