China's first open-access journal Nano Research listed in Science Citation Index

March 17, 2010

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."
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Tsinghua University, under the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China, is a multidisciplinary comprehensive university specializing in science and engineering. It is one of the most important national bases for higher education, scientific research and technological development. Tsinghua University Press, under the charge of the Ministry of Education and sponsored by Tsinghua University, is one of the most respected academic publishing houses in China.

Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.

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