The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology is an international Open Access journal. Professor Thomas Schimmel from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology served as Editor-in-Chief for twelve years and continues to accompany the journal in his role as Founding Editor-in-Chief. Since November 2022, his successor, Professor Gerhard Wilde from the University of Münster has taken over the role of Editor-in-Chief. 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 Jean-Marie Lehn and Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart.
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.
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 Clarivate and therefore included in the "Science Citation Index Expanded". The articles are abstracted by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS).