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Posted: Nov 23, 2010
New open-access Journal for Nanotechnology
(Nanowerk News) The "Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology" is a new Open Access journal for nanotechnology and nanoscience with no fees for authors and readers.
The 21st century will bring forth many advances in science and technology, and nanotechnology will play a key role. Open Access publishing ensures that new research results can be communicated effectively worldwide, maximizing their impact for the benefit of science and society.
The journal is published by the Beilstein-Institut, a non-profit foundation based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The published articles present research results of the highest scientific level, which is guaranteed by a strict peer-review process. The journals covers nanotechnology and nanoscience in a broad sense. All articles are available online.
The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Thomas Schimmel, physicist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He is supported by a distinguished board of Associate Editors, all of whom are responsible for a particular subject area. Leading scientists such as the Nobel laureates Sir Harold Kroto and Jean-Marie Lehn are members of the Advisory Board.
The Beilstein-Institut supports the advancement of chemical sciences and related scientific disciplines. Current projects funded by the foundation include the Open Access journal "Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry", as well as the joint research project "NanoBiC", focusing on self-organization of matter in very small dimensions. The foundation also organizes and hosts scientific symposia.