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Nanoscale Horizons 2018 Outstanding Paper awards

Nanoscale Horizons publishes exceptionally high quality, innovative nanoscience from top researchers in the field. From this year onwards, we would like to take the opportunity to recognize some of the outstanding work published in the journal, as well as the authors behind those articles, by annually awarding an Outstanding Paper prize.

We would like to introduce you to the winners of the 2018 Outstanding Paper awards and hope that you enjoy reading their outstanding articles as much as we did. Read the collection here and meet the authors of the Nanoscale Horizons winning paper and runner-up in this Editorial article.

Please join us in congratulating our winners.

Selection Criteria

In order to choose the most outstanding papers of 2018, we put together a shortlist of articles published during the year based on the science presented and the article metrics including average article downloads and citations, and Altmetrics. The shortlist was reviewed by the journal’s Editorial and Advisory Board members. Based on this, and on the high quality of content we published throughout the year, we have chosen to award not only our most Outstanding Paper, but also a runner-up and an Outstanding Review in 2018.

Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Paper 2018:

None of us is the same as all of us: resolving the heterogeneity of extracellular vesicles using single-vesicle, nanoscale characterization with resonance enhanced atomic force microscope infrared spectroscopy (AFM-IR)

Sally Yunsun Kim, Dipesh Khanal, Priyanka Tharkar, Bill Kalionis and Wojciech Chrzanowski*

DOI: 10.1039/C8NH00048D

In this paper, the authors propose an innovative approach using resonance enhanced atomic force microscope infrared spectroscopy to identify the nanoscale structural composition of extracellular vesicles (EVs). The particular strength of this methodology is that it is a label-free and ultra-high sensitivity technique that has the power to measure individual EV heterogeneity. New insights gained by this method into EV heterogeneity will have a profound impact not only on basic understanding of EV biology but also on disease diagnostics and the emerging area of EV-therapies.

Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Paper runner-up 2018:

A location- and sharpness-specific tactile electronic skin based on staircase-like nanowire patches

Shu GongYan Wang, Lim Wei Yap, Yunzhi Ling, Yunmeng Zhao, Dashen Dong, Qianqian Shi, Yiyi Liu, Hemayet Uddin and Wenlong Cheng*

DOI: 10.1039/C8NH00125A

The article reports on a tactile electronic skin sensor based on staircase-like vertically aligned gold nanowires. With a back-to-back linear or spiral assembly of two staircase structures into a single sensor, the authors were able to recognize pressure in a highly location-specific manner for both non-stretched and stretched states opening up a new route to highly specific second-skin-like tactile sensors for wearable sensing applications.

Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Review 2018:

Multifunctional nanozymes: enzyme-like catalytic activity combined with magnetism and surface plasmon resonance

Jiangjiexing Wu, Sirong Li and Hui Wei*

DOI: 10.1039/C8NH00070K

The review highlights the progress in the field of nanozymes based on two representative types of multifunctional nanozyme – iron oxide nanomaterials with magnetic properties and metal nanomaterials with surface plasmon resonance – including current and future applications as well as challenges.

 

Last but not least, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the authors who have trusted us with publishing their work in Nanoscale Horizons over the last years.

Professor Harold Craighead, Editorial Board Chair

Dr Michaela Mühlberg, Managing Editor

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Update on the nanoscale journal family, 2019

Here’s a quick update on the nanoscale journal family to let you know how we are doing and what to look out for later in 2019.

Following our first (partial) impact factor last year, we are pleased to announce that our first full impact factor is 9.095*!

Other news from 2019:

 

We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year!

Look out for our celebrations at ChinaNANO 2019. In the meantime, why not have a read of these collections highlighting the most highly cited articles published in Nanoscale since we launched in 2009, as well as recent articles by some of our most prolific authors.

Other news from 2019:

  • Our latest impact factor is 6.970*.
  • Chunying Chen, Dong Ha Kim, and Umesh Waghmare were appointed as Associate Editors.
  • We’ve been publishing guest edited online themed collections:
    • Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals, guest edited by Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Qiao Zhang, and Roman Krahne.
    • Nanocarbons, guest edited by Nianjun Yang, Dai-Wen Pang, and Yasuaki Einaga.
    • Still to come…10th Anniversary Special Issue in October 2019, guest edited by Chunli Bai, Markus Niederberger, Francesco Stellacci, and Dirk Guldi.

 

We’ve published our first issues and we are delighted to see such a great response from the community. Thank you for supporting the Royal Society of Chemistry’s first journal to be Gold Open Access from launch!

Other news from 2019:

  • We’ve collated the Most Popular Articles published in the journal so far in an online article collection.
  • The journal has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and has also been accepted for inclusion in Scopus and the Emerging Sources Index in Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics.

 

Come and meet us

Members of the Editorial Team will be attending the following conferences in the coming months. Get in touch if you want to arrange a meeting, or just come over and say hello! You can also keep up to date on where the Editorial Team and our Associate Editors will be by following us on Twitter.

Get in touch if you have any feedback on the nanoscale journal family: we would love to hear from you so email us at nanoscale-rsc@rsc.org.

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Nanoscale Horizons Collections

Nanoscale Horizons publishes urgent short reports of exceptionally high quality & innovative nanoscience & nanotechnology. To help you find the research that’s important to you, we’ve brought together all of our most recent and ongoing online article collections. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Ongoing Collections

Themed Collections

Other Collections

Check out the online article collections for our sister journals Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances on this blog page.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Horizons in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Horizons in 2018, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

A message from Professor Harold Craighead, Editorial Board Chair:

I am pleased that Nanoscale Horizons is able to recognize the Outstanding Reviewers for 2018. The quality and impact of our journal depends on the quality and timeliness of reviews. Active researchers have many demands on their time, and providing thoughtful reviews of the work of peers is a significant contribution to the readers of the journal and the scientific community. I want to add my thanks to these outstanding reviewers and also thank all of those who have done reviewed manuscripts for Nanoscale Horizons.

Dr Annette Andrieu-Brunsen, Technical University at Darmstadt, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3850-3047
Professor Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2445-2955
Professor Dhiraj Bhatia, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1478-6417
Professor Jonas Croissant, University of New Mexico, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0489-9829
Dr Renren Deng, Zhejiang University, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8213-6304
Professor Ali Eftekhari, Electrochemical Research Center, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3568-4812
Dr Wee-Jun Ong, Xiamen University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5124-1934
Professor V. Prasad Shastri, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5125-9678
Dr Mark Swihart, University at Buffalo, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9652-687X
Professor Jianfang Wang, City University of Hong Kong, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2467-8751

 

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale Horizons board and the nanoscience community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

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Congratulations to the Prize Winners from the Nanoscale Horizons Symposium

Congratulations to the winners of the Nanoscale Horizons poster awards at the Nanoscale Horizons Symposium which was held at the University of California, San Diego on 5th October 2018.

Well done to Geoffrey Hollett (University of California, San Diego – Professor Michael Sailor’s group), Yue Zhang (University of California, San Diego – Professor Liangfang Zhang’s group), and Roberto Brea Fernandez (University of California, San Diego – Neal Devaraj’s group).

Geoffrey Hollett, Yue Zhang, and Roberto Brea Fernandez receive their poster prize awards from Professor Michael Sailor.

The one-day symposium showcased a variety of cutting-edge work in and around the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology, presented by members of the Nanoscale Horizons Editorial Board and local researchers. Thank you to everyone who attended.

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Nanoscale Horizons first Impact Factor released as 9.391

Nanoscale Horizons is delighted to announce its first Impact Factor is 9.391*.

We are delighted to see the support from the community over the last two years, contributing outstanding articles showcasing new concepts of exceptional significance to the nanoscience readership – thank you!

This first impressive Impact Factor of 9.391*, is a strong indication that Nanoscale Horizons is a leading journal within nanoscience & nanotechnology.

To celebrate we have selected a few recent articles and made these free to access until the end of August – we hope you enjoy reading them.

 

Far-field plasmonic coupling in 2-dimensional polycrystalline plasmonic arrays enables wide tunability with low-cost nanofabrication by Fusheng Zhao, Md Masud Parvez Arnob, Oussama Zenasni, Jingting Li and Wei-Chuan Shih

 

Size dependent surface reconstruction in detonation nanodiamonds by Shery L. Y. Chang, Christian Dwyer, Eiji Ōsawa and Amanda S. Barnard

 

Nanometric building blocks for robust multifunctional molecular junctions by David D. James, Akhtar Bayat, Scott R. Smith, Jean-Christophe Lacroix and Richard L. McCreery

 

pH-Triggered self-assembly and hydrogelation of cyclic peptide nanotubes confined in water micro-droplets by Alejandro Méndez-Ardoy, Juan R. Granja and Javier Montenegro

 

Visible light active nanofibrous membrane for antibacterial wound dressing by Shuai Jiang, Beatriz Chiyin Ma, Wei Huang, Anke Kaltbeitzel, Gönül Kizisavas, Daniel Crespy, Kai A. I. Zhang and Katharina Landfester

 

Read more of our latest articles here.

 


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It is part of the nanoscale family, which also includes Nanoscale (a high impact international journal, publishing high quality research across nanoscience & nanotechnology) and Nanoscale Advances (a new open access journal publishing important advances in nanoscience & nanotechnology).

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*2017 Journal Citation Reports (June 2018) © Clarivate Analytics.

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Have you read our most popular Nanoscale Horizons articles from 2017?

With 2018 now well underway, we thought to look back and share with you a selection of our most popular articles from 2017. These articles highlight important conceptual advances and insights in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and are all free to access online.

 

Nanoscale Horizons is the home for rapid reports of exceptional significance in nanoscience and nanotechnology, only publishing work that shows a clear conceptual advance.

 

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Reviews

Synthesis of aerogels: from molecular routes to 3-dimensional nanoparticle assembly 

Felix Rechberger and Markus Niederberger

Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 6-30

DOI: 10.1039/C6NH00077K, Review Article

 

Synthesis, optical properties and applications of light-emitting copper nanoclusters 

Zhenguang Wang, Bingkun Chen and Andrey L. Rogach

Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 135-146

DOI: 10.1039/C7NH00013H, Review Article

 

Doping two-dimensional materials: ultra-sensitive sensors, band gap tuning and ferromagnetic monolayers  

Simin Feng, Zhong Lin, Xin Gan, Ruitao Lv and Mauricio Terrones

Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 72-80

DOI: 10.1039/C6NH00192K, Focus

 


Communications

Cobalt oxide and N-doped carbon nanosheets derived from a single two-dimensional metal–organic framework precursor and their application in flexible asymmetric supercapacitors 

Cao Guan, Wei Zhao, Yating Hu, Zhuangchai Lai, Xin Li, Shijing Sun, Hua Zhang, Anthony K. Cheetham and John Wang

Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 99-105

DOI: 10.1039/C6NH00224B, Communication

 

Type-I van der Waals heterostructure formed by MoS2 and ReS2 monolayers 

Matthew Z. Bellus, Ming Li, Samuel D. Lane, Frank Ceballos, Qiannan Cui, Xiao Cheng Zeng and Hui Zhao

Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 31-36

DOI: 10.1039/C6NH00144K, Communication

 

Tuneable fluidics within graphene nanogaps for water purification and energy storage 

Zheng Bo, Yilei Tian, Zhao Jun Han, Shenghao Wu, Shuo Zhang, Jianhua Yan, Kefa Cen and Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov

Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 89-98

DOI: 10.1039/C6NH00167J, Communication

 

Phosphorus-doped NiCo2S4 nanocrystals grown on electrospun carbon nanofibers as ultra-efficient electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction

Huahao Gu, Wei Fan and Tianxi Liu

Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 277-283

DOI: 10.1039/C7NH00066A, Communication

 

Perovskite quantum dots encapsulated in electrospun fiber membranes as multifunctional supersensitive sensors for biomolecules, metal ions and pH

Yuanwei Wang, Yihua Zhu, Jianfei Huang, Jin Cai, Jingrun Zhu, Xiaoling Yang, Jianhua Shen and Chunzhong Li

Nanoscale Horiz., 2017, 2, 225-232

DOI: 10.1039/C7NH00057J, Communication

 


We hope you enjoy reading these articles!

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Congratulations to our Highly Cited nanoscience commmunity!

We are delighted to have many world-leading researchers in our community, helping to guide Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale as high impact journals publishing first reports of exceptional significance and high quality research respectively across nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Many of our authors and Board members have been recognized in Clarivate Analytics’ recently published 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list!

Congratulations from the Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale teams to…

Click on their names to check out some of their published work in Nanoscale Horizons and Nanoscale.

If you think you might have some work that represents a brand new concept of exceptional significance then get in touch on nanoscalehorizons-rsc@rsc.org.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Horizons in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Nanoscale Horizons in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Arun Chattopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Professor Kenneth Dawson, University College Dublin
Dr Minghua Liu, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Professor Shouheng Sun, Brown University
Professor Jianfang Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

We would also like to thank the Nanoscale Horizons board and the nanoscience community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Nominations to Nanoscale Horizons Community Board now open!

Last year, our sister journal, Materials Horizons, announced the first ever early career researcher board – a Community Board. This Board is unique in that it is made up of early career researchers, such as PhD students and postdocs, who are fundamental in the future development of the materials field.

Since then, the members of the Community Board have provided invaluable feedback and advice to the Materials Horizons Editorial Office.

Based on its success so far, we are now creating a Community Board for Nanoscale Horizons.

Are you interested in helping shape a journal publishing cutting-edge research of exceptional significance? Do you have ideas on how high impact journals can engage and support early career researchers? If so, please get in touch!

Simply ask your Principal Investigator to submit your nomination with the information outlined in the documents below to nanoscalehorizons-rsc@rsc.org.

If you have any questions at all, please contact nanoscalehorizons-rsc@rsc.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Nanoscale Horizons Community Board – Call for Nominations

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