JNST Information for Authors

The Journal of Nano Systems and Technology (JNST) is an electronic journal that covers all areas of nanotechnology. Potential authors are advised to contact the Editor-in Chief Dr. Dean Aslam (aslam@msu.edu) before submission, to ensure that the topic is judged timely and desirable by the JNST Editorial Board.

Examples of publication topics include:


  • Nanotechnologies related to new materials, environment, biomedical, RFID, power sources and energy scavenging, automotive and aerospace, IT and Terahertz wireless.
  • Macro and micro technologies that directly support and contribute to the development of nanotechnology and nano-systems.

Nano-sensors and -actuators

  • Novell nano-sensors and nano-actuators.
  • Multi-transducer clusters.


  • Novell nano-system integration techniques, nano-controller architectures, nano-system packaging approaches, nano-system power sources.
  • Nano-fabrication, -robotics, and –assembly.
  • Nano-optical systems, and
  • Complete nano-systems.

Other Nano Areas: Nano-business, nano in supply chain, novel hands-on nano-educational learning modules that explain nanotechnology.

We seek Full Length Manuscripts as well as Brief Communications (under 2 pages) reflecting the above-mentioned areas of research to be published twice a year. The electronic manuscripts (having a two column format with figures embedded in text) can be submitted in MS Word or pdf formats to anderson@ajboggs.com or aslam@msu.edu or any of the editors or associate editors. Please submit papers for the second issue. Please reference our Editor Profiles page for information on our Editorial Board.

Brief Communications should not exceed two printed pages and typically comment on previously published papers or present preliminary research results of wide interest. Brief Communications undergo an expedited review process by the Editorial Board, which may solicit external reviews when appropriate.

Key Objectives (*)

  1. To promote the science and art of nanotechnology for the betterment of the public good
  2. To publish original, important, novel, well-documented, peer-reviewed articles on a diverse range of science and engineering topics related to nano systems and technology
  3. To provide scientists and engineers with opportunities to exchange information in order to facilitate collaboration and acceleration of important efforts in research and development of new nano technologies
  4. To improve the quality and integrity of nano systems research internationally
  5. To foster responsible and balanced debate on issues that affect nano systems and technology
  6. To anticipate important issues and trends in nano systems and technology
  7. To inform readers about nontechnical aspects of nano systems and technology, including the political, philosophic, ethical, legal, environmental, economic, historical, and cultural
  8. To maintain the highest standards of scientific journalism with editorial integrity independent of any special interests
  9. To produce a publication that is timely, credible, and enjoyable to read
*Adapted from the objectives of the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, http://jama.ama-assn.org/misc/aboutjama.dtl

Ethical Issues
Manuscripts should be original, previously unpublished work not currently submitted to any other publication, except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis. It is the responsibility of the authors, not the JNST, to determine whether disclosure of their material requires the prior consent of other parties and, if so, to obtain it. If authors make use of charts, photographs, or other graphical or textual material from previously published material, the authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to use the material in the manuscript.

Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor which was under review for another refereed publication. Multiple publication is considered wasteful of funds and space, does not give members and libraries full value for their subscriptions, and causes citation and indexing confusion.

JNST defines plagiarism as the use of someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. Self-plagiarism is also unethical. If authors have used their own previously published work(s) as a basis for a new submission, they are required to cite the previous work(s) and briefly indicate how the new submission offers substantively novel contributions beyond those of their previously published work(s). Extended versions of preliminary papers that have appeared in conference proceedings are acceptable, provided that they satisfy the conditions mentioned just above (i.e., citation and substantial novelty).

Submission of Papers
The papers are not to be currently under consideration by another journal. It is the responsibility of the submitting author that full approval has been received from coauthors. Additionally, if papers are derived from a particular institution(s), approval must be received from this designated institution(s). Submitting authors will receive a Receipt of Manuscript form from the editorial office establishing the date of receipt. Correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) prior to publication unless otherwise indicated. As a condition of submission of a paper, authors must permit the editing of the paper for readability and formatting. After JNST accepts the work for publication, JNST will not allow changes or revisions to the work without further review and approval. Editorial inquiries may be sent to aslam@msu.edu and publishing inquiries to Anderson@ajboggs.com.

It is the policy of JNST to own the copyright to the technical contributions published in the JNST on behalf of the interests of the JNST, its authors, and their employers; and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with U.S. copyright law, authors of accepted papers are required to complete a JNST electronic copyright transfer form when they submit their final package for publication—more on this below. This form returns to authors and their employer’s full rights to reuse their material for their own purposes upon request.

JNST will have color covers. Authors of accepted papers are invited to submit with the final version of a paper an image or two for potential use in the journal cover. The images should be accompanied by a one-sentence caption (for the cover) and a longer explanation, as would normally appear in a paper’s figures.

The Journal of Nano Technology & Systems or others as designated by "Copyright Holder" have copyright license over all information, text, data images, articles, software or other materials contained on any page with this site. Permission must be granted by the JNST to edit, modify or make use of the materials from this site. The JNST may revoke any of the foregoing rights as well as access and use authorized to any users at any time. Consent must be given for any deviation from these terms. If you feel terms have been violated, please contact the JNST at aslam@msu.edu.

Please reference the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C.512 for further guidelines.

Please reference our Terms & Conditions Page for more information.