Open call for papers: Themed collection on Nanozymes

Journal of Materials Chemistry B and companion journal Nanoscale are delighted to announce an open call for submissions to a themed collection on ‘Nanozymes’ to be published in Summer 2023.


Guest Edited by:

Professor Shaoqin Liu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China), Professor Vincent Rotello (University of Massachusetts, USA), Professor Asier Unciti-Broceta (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Professor Hui Wei (Nanjing University, China)


Deadline to submit: 1 May 2023


Nanozymes are nanomaterials with enzyme-like characteristics. They have been developed to address the limitations of natural enzymes and conventional artificial enzymes. Along with the significant advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, catalysis science, and computational design, great progress has been achieved in the field of nanozymes since the discovery of peroxidase-like iron oxide nanozyme in 2007. Nanozymes have been explored for a variety of applications, ranging from biosensing and therapeutics to environmental protection and national security. To our knowledge, more than 400 laboratories from 35 countries are working on nanozymes. Notably, both the publications and citations on nanozymes have been growing rapidly, showing the enormous research interest from the field.

To further advance the field of nanozymes and highlight recent progress, we are delighted to invite you to contribute to this themed collection. We believe such a special collection will not only accelerate the development of the nanozyme field, but also attract more researchers to explore the hidden characteristics of nanomaterials for broad applications.

We welcome submissions from now until the deadline, with articles being published in the next available issue on acceptance and collated into an online collection. This allows greater flexibility for you to publish your research when it is ready, while ensuring your article is published quickly. The collection will be promoted in the second half of 2023 and beyond, ensuring maximum visibility of your article within the materials chemistry community.

Submissions to the collection should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry B or Nanoscale. Please see the journal websites for more information about the scope, standards, article types and author guidelines. We would suggest that any manuscript focusing on the materials chemistry and bio-application of the nanozyme material would be better suited to Journal of Materials Chemistry B, whereas work more focused on the nanoscience, properties and insights of nanozymes with application in the biosciences, environmental sciences and beyond would be better suited to Nanoscale.

For this collection, we welcome full Papers and Communications. Review article submissions are by invite-only and as such we generally will not consider review proposals as a result of the open call.

All submissions will undergo a rigorous initial Editorial assessment as to suitability for the journal before potential peer review. Please note that peer review and acceptance of your submission will not be guaranteed.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to featuring your latest nanozymes work in the collection.

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