Nano Express

About the journal


Nano Express is a multidisciplinary, open access journal devoted to the rapid publication of new experimental, theoretical and applied research extending across all areas of nanoscale science and technology, including interdisciplinary topics. Characterised by article length flexibility and a fast-track peer review process, areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Synthesis and functionalization of nanostructured materials
  • Study of the self- and directed-assembly of chemical species into nanoscale objects
  • Characterization of the physical and chemical properties of nanoscale systems, thin films and 2D materials
  • Theoretical and computational nanoscience
  • Nanomedicine, biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications
  • Energy at the nanoscale and the use of nanostructures to develop alternative energy solutions
  • Quantum phenomena and technology
  • Nanofabrication and patterning of materials
  • Sensing and detectors

Why should you publish in Nano Express?

  • Inclusive scope: Nano Express has been designed to cover all areas of science at the nanoscale and particularly welcomes interdisciplinary studies. For specific information about topics of interest, see our scope and key information section.
  • Open access: All articles are published under a CC BY licence, providing immediate and perpetual access, and providing the widest possible dissemination and visibility for authors and their work.
  • Inclusive peer review policy: No subjective assessment is made on the potential future significance or perceived novelty of your article. Instead we focus on the scientific rigour of the work and its contribution to our knowledge within nanoscale science.
  • Fast publication: We are committed to providing authors with a fast, professional service to ensure rapid first decision, acceptance and publication. Once accepted, your article will be accessible to readers within 24 hours (with a citable DOI).
  • Pre-print friendly: Authors are encouraged to post on community pre-print platforms.
  • Society owned: IOP Publishing is a leading society publisher in the physical sciences. Any profits generated by IOP Publishing are invested in the Institute of Physics, helping to support research, education and outreach around the world.

Article types

Nano Express welcomes submissions of the following article types:

  • Research papers: articles of unlimited length that report new research.
  • Topical reviews: articles presenting a snapshot of recent progress in a particular field.
  • Technical Notes: brief, methods-based articles of a more technical nature, which make a useful and novel addition to the literature.
  • Tutorials: background knowledge for an audience unfamiliar with the subject. Aimed at early career researchers or more experienced researchers moving into a new field, tutorials give an introduction to the topic and are more didactic than a review article.
  • Perspectives: commissioned brief commentaries that highlight the impact and wider implications of previously published work, or authoritative discussions on the future direction of a field, that are of notable interest to the community.

Abstracting and indexing services

We work with our authors to help make their work as easy to discover as possible. Nano Express is currently included in the following abstracting and discovery services:

  • CNKI
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • Inspec
  • J-Gate
  • JST
  • NASA Astrophysics Data System
  • Naver Academic
  • ProQuest Science Journals
  • R Discovery
  • Scite
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Wanfang Data
  • Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index)
  • Yewno