Thomson ISI has announced that Nano Research, an English-language journal
jointly published by Springer
and Tsinghua University Press, is now listed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded
(SCI-E). The academic journal, founded in July 2008, has been covered in the
index from Volume 1, Issue 1. Nano Research is part of Springer's Chinese Library
of Science, a collection comprising more than 90 journals.
Nano Research is an international, interdisciplinary journal which publishes
high-quality, peer-reviewed, original research papers and review articles on
nanometer scale material and nanotechnology. With an open access publishing
model, Nano Research allows readers worldwide to download full articles via
the online platform SpringerLink free of charge, thus enhancing rapid access
to the journal.
Nano Research, featuring prompt review and timely publication, implements an
online submission system. Furthermore, all articles are published electronically
via Online First™ before they appear in print. The journal has gained
support from many top scientists in the field of nanoscience and has attracted
world-class contributors and reviewers from such renowned universities and research
institutes as MIT, Stanford University and the Hong Kong University of Science
& Technology. Articles contributed by Chinese mainland scientists account
for 20 percent of the total articles published. Editors-in-chief are Dr. Dai
Hongjie, professor at Stanford University in the US, and Dr. Xue Qikun, professor
at Tsinghua University in China.
Dr. Dai said, "Nano Research is committed to publishing high-quality
results and exciting new discoveries in nanoscience in the timeliest manner
possible. We are determined to make a difference in publishing in these dynamic
times, when nanoscience continues to rapidly develop and expand."
Junfeng Zong, President of Tsinghua University Press, said, "Nano Research
was selected for inclusion in the SCI-E shortly after it was launched. This
shows that international cooperation is an effective way to publish a new journal,
and also demonstrates that Tsinghua publications are recognized globally and
that Tsinghua University Press is capable of producing high-level international
publications. We are confident that the efforts of the editorial board, combined
with the support of many leading scientists all over the world, will result
in even greater success for Nano Research in the future."
Peter Hendriks, President of STM Global Publishing and Marketing at Springer,
said, "The joint efforts of Tsinghua University Press, Springer, and the
editors-in-chief have produced a superior publication. Nano Research is a successful
example of state-of-the-art publishing which demonstrates the supportive effect
of open access to a newly launched academic journal."