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Important links and contact details

Home page


Author guidelines


Reviewer guidelines


Editor in Chief

Paul S. Weiss

Submission platform


Manuscript templates



American Chemcial Society

Important journal information

Keywords and topics

Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science, Physics, and Engineering


Chemists, Biologists, Materials Scientists, Physicists, and Engineers

Aim and scope

Published monthly, ACS Nano is an international forum for the communication of comprehensive articles on nanoscience and nanotechnology research at the interfaces of chemistry, biology, materials science, physics, and engineering. Moreover, the journal helps facilitate communication among scientists from these research communities in developing new research opportunities, advancing the field through new discoveries, and reaching out to scientists at all levels. ACS Nano publishes comprehensive articles on synthesis, assembly, characterization, theory, and simulation of nanostructures (nanomaterials and assemblies, nanodevices, and self-assembled structures), nanobiotechnology, nanofabrication, methods and tools for nanoscience and nanotechnology, and self- and directed-assembly. In addition to comprehensive, original research articles, ACS Nano offers thorough reviews, perspectives on cutting-edge research, conversations with nanoscience and nanotechnology thought leaders, and discussions of topics that provide distinctive views about the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Open access


Important manuscript requirements

Type of articles

Articles, Reviews, Perspectives, Conversations, Nanofocus

Article length limits

Introduction: 1000 words; Figures: "few figures"

Required Sections

Title, Author List, Abstract, keywords, Introduction, Results and Discussion, Methods, Acknowledgement, References

Language and spelling

American English

Cover letter requirements

A letter must accompany the submission, and it must contain the following elements: • the manuscript title; • the name of the corresponding author, and that person’s complete contact information (mailing address, phone, fax, and E-mail); • the name(s) of any other author(s); • a statement of why the paper is appropriate for ACS Nano; and 9 • a description of any Supporting Information and/or Review-Only Material. Additionally, authors should note whether the manuscript was discussed with an ACS Nano editor before submission. Authors are urged to suggest six to eight persons competent to review the manuscript. Suggested referees may not be at the same institution as any of the manuscript authors.