What is in Nanoscience for Biophysics?

Pu Chun Ke

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The recent development of Nanoscience has transformed the landscape of research and drastically impacted strategies in archived journal publication. A quick search in Web of Science under the topic of “nanoparticles” yielded an intriguing spectrum for a list of selected premier journals. Not surprisingly, new established powerhouses such as Nano Lett. (est. 2001), Small (est. 2005), J Phys Chem C (est. 2007) and ACS Nano (est. 2007) have led the way in the number of published papers in Nanoscience since 2000. Upcoming chemical and biophysical journals such as Phys Chem Phys (or PCCP, est. 1999) and Soft Matter(est. 2005) also publish increasingly robustly in nanoscience. Long established interdisciplinary journals such as JACS (est. 1879), Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (or PNAS, est. 1915), Appl Phys Lett (or APL, est.1962), Environ Sci Technol (or ES&T, est. 1967) and Langmuir (est.1985) also feature an increasing emphasis on Nanoscience, while journals with a more specific focus such as Biophys J (est. 1960) and Biochem (est. 1962) have yet to follow the trend, at least for now.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1000e104
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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