Open-Access Virtual Journal and Discussion Forum
A service of the
Journal of Small Systems
Cluster Science Network
Guidelines of the Highlights in Nanotechnology
Every registered scientist, active in the field of Nanotechnology, may nominate a
publication, which he/she considers a Highlight in Nanotechnology.
It is the responsibility of the nominating scientist to ensure that
at least one of the authors has given his/her consent to the posting in the
Highlights in Nanotechnology;
an open-access, full text version of the publication is available online,
with no time limitations;
the open-access, full text version does not violate any
copyrights or other laws (see the statement below on the
legal basis of open access publishing).
Every registered scientist may contribute to the Discussion Forum.
Contributions to the Discussion Forum must be formulated in a purely scientific
style. The Publishers and Editors reserve the right to edit contributions.
The Publishers and Editors reserve the right to exclude contributors, who
violate the above policy and/or misuse the Highlights in Nanotechnology.
Legal Basis of Open Access Publishing:
Universities and funding agencies encourage researchers to grant open access
to their published results
(see, e.g., the
CIC statement on Publishing Agreements).
Most publishers allow authors to post pre- or post-prints;
specific rules are listed at
This Open Access project is currently moderated by
David Tomanek at Michigan State University.