Nano research looks like an area in which many specialisations are involved, in chemistry, physics, biology and so on. The work is likely to be scattered across many journals in the natural and physical sciences. Or unrelated papers may be united in nano-scale journals (those with very small readership) that attempt to create a single field on the theme of nanoscale phenomena.

I am not a worker in this area, but am curious to know what journals members of this network consider to be the key journals for nano-scale research.

Are there any nano-scale journals that bring natural-science studies together with the theoretical, physical, and engineering approaches?

It might be useful if members of this network could name the journals that they consider important for following developments in nano research, even if these are not journals that specialise in such research.

And now, to take a tangent....

One question I would like to ask is: what is the smallest crack - in a stone - into which a natural DNA molecule might fit? Would the shape of a crack or cavity become increasingly significant as the size becomes smaller and closer to the minimum size?

I am asking this because the answer may be important for archaeologists who are looking for ancient DNA (or deep earth geologists looking for life). What journals might already have published something on this?

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As you presumed most of the traditional physics/chemistry/materials science and interdisciplinary journals accept papers in the topic of nanoscience&technology.

However, due to the "boom" in the field, dedicated "Nano-" journals have also appeared:

- The leading journal with the biggest impact on the field (also the biggest impact factor) is beyond doubt Nature Nanotechnology, the nano specialized branch of the prestigious Nature.

- Nano Letters published by the American Chemical Society is another journal publishing top quality papers with high influence on the field.

- I would also mention Nanotechnology from Institute of Physics, to my knowledge being the first nano-specialized journal, which is still publishing good quality papers.

Of course there are a dozen of relatively new "nano journals", which still need to confirm, and certainly some of them will...
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ACS Nano (j)
Acta Biomaterialia (j)
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science (j)
American Academy of NanoMedicine (o, j)
Analytica Chimica Acta (j)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (j)
Analytical Biochemistry (j)
Analytical Sciences: International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry (j)
Angewandte Cheme (j)
Annalen der Physik (j)
Annales de Chimie – Science des Matériaux (j)
Annales d'Endocrinologie (j)
Annales Pharmaceutiques Francaises (j)
Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry (j)
Applied and Environmental Microbiology (j)
Applied Catalysis (j)
Applied Language Solutions ( (science, law, med,) (t)
Applied Physics Letters (j)
Arab Nanotechnology (j)
AZoNano News (j)
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Biochemical Society Transactions (j)
BioEssays (j)
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Biofouling – The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research (j)
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Biomaterials (j)
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Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy (j)
BioMedicine on Display (b)
BIOMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology (j)
Biometals (j)
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Bunseki Kagaku / Japan Analyst (j)
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Cell Research (j)
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Colloid and Polymer Science (j)
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology (j)
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Der Spiegel (j)
Di zhi xue bao / Acta Geologica Sinica (j)
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