IEEE Nanotechnology Express

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The IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY EXPRESS (ENANO) publishes novel and important results in engineering at the nanoscale. It focuses on nanoscale materials, devices, systems, and applications, and on their underlying science. ENANO is an interdisciplinary archival journal that covers all areas of nanotechnology. As such it has 100% overlap with the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY (TNANO). In contrast to TNANO, it will be dedicated to the rapid publication of Research Letters, published as a web-only, fully open-access (OA) topical journal on topics of great current interest.

ENANO publishes Research Letters, which report on important and often time-sensitive results, and which must not exceed four printed pages. They are subject to the same thorough review process as Regular Papers. A Research Letter that is accepted without major revisions is expected to be published on the web within 4 to 6 weeks of its initial submission.

Accepted papers are published on the web as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable. Nanotechnology is evolving rapidly, and swift publication is necessary to ensure that authors submit their best work. Fast publication is achieved through ENANO’s entirely electronic submission and review process.

Ethical Issues: Manuscripts should be original, previously unpublished work not currently submitted to any other publication. It is the responsibility of the authors, not the IEEE, 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.

IEEE 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).

Multiple submissions to different journals are unacceptable. This applies to the entire period in which a paper is under ENANO review. It is the responsibility of the authors to clearly spell out the differences of their submitted papers with similar content, and any common part should be clearly indicated. If in doubt, please contact the EiC.

Copyright: It is the policy of the IEEE to own the copyright to the technical contributions it publishes on behalf of the interests of the IEEE, its authors, and their employers; and to facilitate the appropriate reuse of this material by others. To comply with U.S. copyright law, authors are required to complete an IEEE electronic copyright form (ECF) on Manuscript Central (now known as Scholar One) when they submit either their manuscripts (after April 2009) or their final package for publication (for earlier
papers)-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.

However, please note that the since this is an Open Access journal, with proper citation an unaltered version of the published paper can be freely posted and distributed worldwide.

Style of Manuscripts and Paper Submission Procedure:

1) Paper submission and review are through Manuscript Central (now known as Scholar One) at Instructions for authors are provided on-line at that site.

2) A valuable IEEE link for helping authors in their manuscript preparation is the “Author Digital Tool Box”, at

3) To facilitate review, manuscripts should be submitted with the main document as a single file, with all figures and captions inserted in the text, and preferably using either Adobe pdf or Microsoft Word doc formats. Adobe Postcript format (ps) is also acceptable. Authors are strongly encouraged to read the section titled “Preparation of Final Versions of Manuscripts for Publication” below, and to pay special attention to figure requirements. Creating acceptable figures may take non-negligible time
and slow down the final submission process if the manuscript is accepted. Note that publication-quality figures are not required for manuscript review.

4) Manuscripts should be submitted in a double column format using an IEEE style file. Templates are available in the “Author Digital Tool Box” at the address given above. (Please note that the format of the template file is correct, but the instructions in the text of the template are partially obsolete.) ENANO papers are limited to four pages.

5) Uploaded information: (i) cover letter, (ii) abstract (up to 50 words for Research Letters), and keywords

6) All figures must be numbered and cited in the text. Use consistent font and size in all figures and tables, and choose sizes that will allow the text to be scaled to 8 points at final printed size. Otherwise, an entire figure may be enlarged so that the smallest size is scaled to 8 points for readability.

7) References must be in a separate reference section at the end of the paper in IEEE style, with items referred to by numerals in square brackets.

For journal articles: Author initials followed by last names, title in quotation marks, periodical, volume, inclusive page numbers, month and year. For books: Author initials followed by last names, title, location, publisher, year, inclusive pages if appropriate.

For conference papers: Author initials followed by last names, title in quotation marks, conference, location, month and year, and inclusive page numbers.

8) For a paper that was previously reviewed by ENANO, the old paper number should be included in the cover letter, and a separate response file should be submitted describing how reviewers’ comments were addressed. Instructions for submitting a response are provided in the Manuscript Central Author Center.

9) If it is judged that a paper is beyond the scope of ENANO, the corresponding author will be notified, usually within one week of submission, by one of Associate Editors or the EiC.

10) Starting in April 2009, an Electronic Copyright Form (ECF) should be included with the submission. Follow the instructions to sign electronically the ECF as provided in the Manuscript Central Author Center. You will receive by e-mail a copy of the signed form. Please keep it because it may be needed if the paper is accepted.

11) If you have difficulties, please contact the Editorial Administrator, Allyson King, Allen Press (, or the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jin-Woo Kim ( Or use the contact form at

Preparation of Final Versions of Manuscripts for Publication (Note major changes as of October 2010):

Authors of accepted papers should submit the final versions for publication through the Manuscript Central system. Detailed information on final file requirements is available in the IEEE Guidelines for Author Supplied Electronic Text and Graphics, at

1) To submit the final files, log into the Manuscript Central system and go to your Author’s Center. On the left, under My Manuscripts, you will see a list entry labeled Awaiting Final Files. Click on it and the accepted paper will appear under Manuscripts Accepted for Final Submission. The paper record will have a link to Submit Final Files. Click on this link and follow the instructions to upload the files listed below. Make sure that file names are distinct or they will not successfully export to Manuscript Central.

2) An editable document with the text of the manuscript, preferably in Microsoft Word or LaTeX, in the standard IEEE 2-column format (see above), and including: abstract, index terms, body of the text, footnotes, figure captions, references, and, for Regular Papers, author biographies.

3) Figures, each on a separate file. Acceptable formats are tiff, ps, eps, pdf, and Microsoft ppt, doc or xls. Note that jpeg is acceptable only for the authors’ photos. Figure files should be named with lower-case figure numbers and the appropriate extensions, e.g., fig1.tif, fig2.doc, fig3.ppt. Please verify that the figures are acceptable by using the IEEE Graphics Checker at

4) A PDF version of the complete manuscript, in lieu of a hardcopy. This should be in IEEE 2-column format and have the figures and captions inserted in the text. Production will use this file to ensure that the printed version corresponds exactly to your PDF. It is essential that all fonts be embedded and subsetted in the PDF document for correct reproduction.

5) The final version you supply must include in the first-page footnote (where the affiliations of the authors are listed) the following sentence (without the quotes and replacing “Year” by the current year, e.g., 2015): “Copyright (c) Year IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to use this material for any other other purposes must be obtained from the IEEE by sending a request to” Without this your paper’s publication as a preprint on the web, through IEEE Xplore, will be significantly delayed.

6) The ECF is signed at the time the original manuscript is submitted. Please keep a copy of the signed ECF, because it may be needed for publication.

7) 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 color 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.

Graphical Abstract: This journal accepts graphical abstracts and they must be peer reviewed. For more information about graphical abstracts and their specifications, please visit the following link:

Page Charges: A page charge form ($110/page) is sent to the authors of accepted papers with proofs, and the author is encouraged, whenever possible, to make a contribution to defray part of the publication cost. Authors will receive 100 free reprints if the charge is honored.

Open Access: This publication is an Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission.
The ENANO OA fee is $1,350. This enables unrestricted public access to the article via IEEE Xplore.
ENANO has adopted the accept-publish-pay approach to open access (OA) fee collection. If you have unusual circumstances about this, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

Inquiries: All technical correspondence relating to manuscripts should be sent to the Associate Editor handling the manuscript or to the EiC:
Professor Jin-Woo Kim, Editor in Chief, ENANO
Email: Or use the contact form at
For Administrative inquiries, please contact Editorial Administrator: Allyson King, Allen Press, at

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