The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology is an international Open Access journal. Editor-in-chief is the physicist Professor Thomas Schimmel from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. He is supported by an Editorial Board, whose members as experts of nanoscience cover all aspects of chemistry, physics and biology, as well as materials science and process engineering. The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology is supported by an Advisory Board of outstanding scientists including the Nobel Laureates Professor Sir Harold Kroto and Professor Jean-Marie Lehn.
Open access: worldwide access to scientific research results
The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology is the second journal edited and produced by the Beilstein-Institut and has been published since 2010 with growing success. Since access is possible without any restrictions, the content of all articles is completely indexed by search engines. One of the most important features of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, that distinguishes it from most other scientific journals is that there are no publication fees – neither for the authors nor for the readers. Moreover, the authors retain the full copyright to their work. The articles are subject to a peer review process and include a broad coverage of both fundamental and applied research. The scope of the journal includes experimental and theoretical aspects, and applications.
High access and download rates: The most popular articles are downloaded over 20,000 times.
The combination of inclusion in PubMed Central, one of the world's largest free digital archives of full-text scientific journal articles, and indexing in PubMed, fulfils the deposition requirements of many funding agencies and brings articles of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology to the attention of an interdisciplinary readership. The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology is covered by Thomson Reuters and therefore included in the "Science Citation Index Expanded". The articles are abstracted by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS).
The current impact factor of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology is 2.778 according to the "Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports".