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Prof. Xiang Zhang elected to the National Academy of Engineering

 0 Comments- Add comment Written on 24-Feb-2010 by zmwang

NAE press release, Feb. 17, 2010

"Xiang Zhang, Chancellor's Professor, Ernest S. Kuh Endowed Chair Professor, and director, NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, department of mechanical engineering, University of California, Berkeley.  For the pioneering contributions in metamaterials and creation of the first optical superlens with resolutions beyond the fundamental diffraction limit."

Here I just want to add one more thing: Prof. Xiang Zhang is currently on the editorial board of Nanoscale Research Letters.

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Nano or Micro?

 0 Comments- Add comment Written on 08-Dec-2009 by zmwang

Few days ago NRL received a submission I liked a lot, but I rejected it finally. The manuscript itself is in fact decent but reports on the boundary of Nano and Micro, few hundreds of nanometers. The recommendation of both referees is a direct rejection due to the length scale.

Where should Micro researches be published these days?

Here one additional publishing option:

Nano-Micro Letters
ISSN: 2150-5551

This is a new open-access journal, not only free to readers as NRL but also free to authors (voluntary payment).

By the way, NRL is free to authors through the end of 2010.

Free is good :).

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Congratulation to Gianni Ciofani

 0 Comments- Add comment Written on 17-Nov-2009 by zmwang

Nanoscale Research Letters, 4(2): 113-121 (2009)

This published research was awarded the 2009 award of the Italian-Switzerland Society of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences and Roche Diagnostics (Switzerland) Ltd., for researches in the fields of biomedicine and/or biotechnology.

Folate functionalised boron nitride nanotubes and their selective uptake by glioblastoma multiforme cells: implications for their use as boron carriers in clinical boron neutron capture therap


Gianni Ciofani1, 2 Contact Information, Vittoria Raffa1, Arianna Menciassi1, 3 and Alfred Cuschieri1

(1)  Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33, 56127 Pisa, Italy
(2)  Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, CRIM Lab - Center for Applied Research in Micro and Nano Engineering, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa), Italy
(3)  Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Via Morego, 30, 16163 Genoa, Italy
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Citation analysis for NRL and Nanotechnology

 0 Comments- Add comment Written on 15-Nov-2009 by zmwang

Here the citation analysis for NRL and Nanotechnology from Springer:

"Through 9 November, we found a 2009 Impact Factor of 2.335 for NRL and 2.12 for Nanotechnology."

So, it is for sure that the NRL's 2009 impact factor will be bigger than 2.

Up to date, 4 votes for NRL's 2009 impact factor in between 2 -3 and 11 votes for 3 -4.

Let's wait and see the NRL's 2009  journal impact factor will go over 3 or not...

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Evolution of NRL journal impact factors (2.158-1.731-?)

 0 Comments- Add comment Written on 30-Oct-2009 by zmwang

"The impact factor, often abbreviated IF, is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in science and social science journals. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), now part of Thomson Reuters. Impact factors are calculated yearly for those journals that are indexed in Thomson Reuter's Journal Citation Reports. In a given year, the impact factor of a journal is the average number of citations to those papers that were published during the two preceding years." _

Springer launched Nanoscale Research Letters at the middle of 2006. Therefore, it was nice to know:

"Despite publishing for only six months of the two-year period covered by the 2007 Impact Factor, Thomson Scientific has taken the rare step of awarding one to Nanoscale Research Letters: 2.158*." _Springer

The 2008 NRL impact factor was a disappointing one. Springer tried its best to make a positive announcement still:

"Despite publishing more than four times as many papers in 2007 compared with 2006, Nanoscale Research Letters has maintained a 1.731 Impact Factor in 2008."

NRL has similar amounts of papers published in 2007 and 2008. Accordingly, its third impact factor is supposed to be good.

What do you think? Please take our poll on the 2009 NRL impact factor and let me know your expectation.

My personal analysis looks to a number around 3.

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