Posted in | News

International Council on Nanotechnology Introduces Interactive Feature to its Virtual Journal

The Rice University-based International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON), an international, multi-stakeholder organization based at Rice University, has introduced an interactive feature to its Virtual Journal of Nanotechnology Environment, Health and Safety (VJ-NanoEHS) that allows users to post ratings and comments about technical papers archived at the site.

The five-star rating system, which was developed with extensive input from interested stakeholders, provides registered users an opportunity to acknowledge the publications that best exemplify good research practice and effective communication.

A survey of potential contributors found that as the pace of nano-EHS publication rapidly increases, some VJ followers believe a rating system would help the highest-quality work to be identified. That will allow such work to serve as a model to others moving into the field and to better inform the public dialogue over nanotechnology's risks and benefits.

When viewing the abstract of a paper archived in the VJ-NanoEHS, users now have an option to mark the paper with a rating from one to five stars as well as post a comment explaining their rating. Among the factors to consider when rating a paper are considerations of materials characterization, dose metrics and clarity of explanation.

With the introduction of this new feature, ICON continues to extend the utility of its comprehensive database on nano-safety. Other features include a customized search function and an analysis tool that allows users to track research trends over time.

The ICON Virtual Journal is freely available at icon.rice.edu/virtualjournal.cfm.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    International Council on Nanotechnology - ICON. (2019, March 19). International Council on Nanotechnology Introduces Interactive Feature to its Virtual Journal. AZoNano. Retrieved on May 28, 2024 from https://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=12122.

  • MLA

    International Council on Nanotechnology - ICON. "International Council on Nanotechnology Introduces Interactive Feature to its Virtual Journal". AZoNano. 28 May 2024. <https://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=12122>.

  • Chicago

    International Council on Nanotechnology - ICON. "International Council on Nanotechnology Introduces Interactive Feature to its Virtual Journal". AZoNano. https://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=12122. (accessed May 28, 2024).

  • Harvard

    International Council on Nanotechnology - ICON. 2019. International Council on Nanotechnology Introduces Interactive Feature to its Virtual Journal. AZoNano, viewed 28 May 2024, https://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=12122.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.