of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing
2157-9326 (Print): EISSN: 2157-9334 (Online)
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Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing(JNAN) is an
interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal consolidating research
activities in all aspects of advanced materials in the fields of
science, engineering and medicine into a single and unique reference
JNAN provides the means for materials scientists,
chemists, physicists, biologists, engineers, ceramicists,
metallurgists, theoreticians and technocrats to publish original
research articles as reviews, full research articles and
communications of important new scientific and technological
findings, encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all
latest aspects of advanced materials.
|JOURNAL POLICY: It is journal policy to
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Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing does not
wish to receive any papers on research work that has already been
reported in parts or contains already published text, data, figures,
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of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing" should be
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REFERENCES: References should be
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which they occur in the text. Cite references numerically as
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accepted but not yet published should be designated as "in
press". Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted
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with written permission from the source. Avoid citing a "personal
communication" unless it provides essential information not
available from a public source. For scientific articles, authors
should obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from
the source of a personal communication. References should be listed
in the following style. The references must be verified by the
authors against the original documents.
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