Claudio Ando Nicolini

  • Life Editor-in-Chief_2015_Plano, Texas, USA
  • University Chair of Biophysics_1976-1984_Philadelphia-USA;_1985-2012_Genova-Italy
  • President Nanoworld Institute_2001-2010_Genova-Italy;_Bergamo_2011
  • Honoris Causa Life Professor Nanobiotechnology, Lomonosov Moscow State University _2010_Moscow-Russia
  • Life Foreign Member Russian Academy of Sciences_2008
  • Life President Fondazione ELBA Nicolini_Roma-Italy_1993

Frequency: Quarterly

ISSN: 2379-1101      |      IC Value 2015: 82.05

Abstracted/Indexed in: DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service), SHERPA/RoMEO, OCLC – WorldCat, Index Copernicus, Google Scholar and Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

Journal Statistics: For authors submitting to NanoWorld Journal
Year No. of articles received No. of articles published No. of articles rejected % Acceptance
2016 42 16 19 38.09
Reviewer Recommendation Summary (Original Submissions)

This section shows the total number of Recommendation Terms submitted during the year 2016. The column of percentages is simply an indicator of the frequency with which each Term is used.

Reviewer Recommendation Term Reviews Completed Frequency of Recommendation
Accept 5 13.2%
Major Revision 8 21.1%
Minor Revision 12 31.5%
Reject 13 34.2%
Total Reviews Completed 38 100%
NanoWorld Journal Review Process

Corresponding authors submitting the manuscript must indicate the preferred sections and a minimum of two peer-reviewers among the list of experts in the selected fields are nominated by ME (Managing Editor) upon EIC (Editor In Chief), AE (Associate Editors) and Editorial Board Members (EBM) indication among the referees assembled and constantly updated by ME in terms of their total H index, patent index, prototypes and total Impact Factor normalized by average number of co-authors and author position (namely as first author and as last author).

Corresponding authors ranking and selection for the subsequent review process based on the number and the total impact factor of the very best papers published as first author and as last author in the top SCI journals with impact factor included in the very top deciles (10 out of 10). This new criterion for measuring excellence called “NWJ Impact Points” is calculated and illustrated in the article "How Bibliometric Indicators Should Be Used to Assess Excellence in Science and Technology" published in 2016 by the EIC Nicolini Claudio.

Upon AE and/or EBM and/or referee’s recommendations’ selected papers are finally accepted by the EIC in terms of adherence to the NWJ's editorial policies for the submitted papers defined in the NWJ Scope, Aims & Topics.

Scope, Aims & Topics

NanoWorld Journal (NWJ) is a quarterly peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, reviews, letters to editor, and technical notes on the solutions through Nanotechnology and Nanosciences to the problems facing the world in the key sectors of energy, environment, space, hardware and cancer in order to achieve significant progress with the involvement of overall society in a dedicated sixth section of the Journal. The scope of the NWJ is centered in the key sectors from which depends human progress and survival, with the aims to enhance worldwide cooperation in Research and Development. With the NWJ we aim to provide the highest coverage to these fields in order to achieve the scope to help to overcome problems too frequently underestimated and growing from energy to environment and natural disasters, from cancer to hardware and space.

Attempts to solve these problems at the national scale so far failed partly because the magnitude of the economic crisis and largely because the magnitude of the technological problems unmatchable at the scale of any single nation regardless of its size. Temperatures and carbon pollution are raising worldwide with extreme climate changes and increase in public health threats appear associated with extreme weather. Incidentally global carbon dioxide is on the rise synchronously with global temperature and sea water level. At the same time are more intense everywhere energy wastes, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, super storms and floods. Similarly cancer appears strongly interlinked to differentiation, ageing and proliferation, and to solve it only an approach quite more focussed on the molecular quantitative scale is immediately needed correlating to all pending problems in medicine (ageing, viral transformation, metastasis) for human race survival. Similarly hardware stands still at the inorganic level where gallium arsenide and silicon justify the old statement "garbage in garbage out" for any existing computer regardless the nanoscale being reached.

Cell automata, single electron devices and quantum computing is far from being an experimental reality despite enormous efforts and resources being spent. Other routes must be sought but apparently not those based on conductive polymers providing only insights on new architectures but never materialized in stable reproducible devices or computers, despite hopes being raised at the onset. Similarly for Cancer where we stand even at lower level of scientific and technological achievements and where people die worldwide at the same rate and treatment survival improve only apparently since cancer is detected quite earlier by the modern screening test. The dramatic failure is apparent but hospital and research institutes claim a non-existing progress at all levels and for all organs. NWJ will accept only molecular studies carried out with most advanced studies down to the nanoscale. Also in the Energy sector hospitaly will be given to any new route experimentally and theoretically sound, being cold or hot nuclear fusion and hydrogen storage or utilization at the nanoscale.

All the above well known challenges are in front of humanity and the time is running out on us very fast. The above considerations bring to define the content of the NWJ organized in six major sectors, namely five ones strictly scientific and technological being strictly energy, cancer, hardware, space and environment, and one very broad named society open instead to the needed political, industrial and social contributions to the solution of the above problems. As Editorial Policy the priority will be given on one side to the papers capable to make a concrete difference on the present situation in each of the five indicated scientific and technological sectors with transversal contributions from the production of innovative nanomaterials, and on the other side to the contributions to the sector society from governments, industries and politicians to induce concrete progress rather than generic statements and interest.

The Journal is divided in sections at nanoscale level:

Energy: Low-carbon technologies, Alternative fuel sources, Biodiesel, Energy conservation and efficiency, Cold and hot nuclear fusion, Greenhouse gas emissions, Solar energy, Wind energy, Biomass, Polymeric batteries, Hydrogen storage and utilization.

Environment: Natural resources, Nanomaterials, Water, Radiation, Oil spills, Disaster management, Nuclear weapons and Disasters, Wild life, Climate change, Air pollution, Mineral resources, Fossil fuels, Carbon dioxide pollution, Waste, Droughts, Wildfires, Hurricanes, Super storms, Floods.

Space: Solar system, Planets, Galaxies, Space shuttles, Rockets, Unmanned spaceplanes, Comets, Meteoroids, Space weather, Astrophysics, Space missions.

Hardware: Molecula electronics, Conductive polymers and biopolymers, Communication, Computer systems and architectures, Sensors, Actuators, Devices, Storage, Neural networks, Cell automata, Single electron devices, Quantum Computing.

Cancer: Biosensors, Biomarkers & Diagnostics, Neoplastic transformation, Treatment, Molecular detection and diagnosis, Steam cells, Protein nanocrystallography, Nanoproteomics, Nanogenomics, Ageing, Differentiation, Metastasis and Proliferation at molecular quantitative scale.

Science and Society: Political, Legislative, Industrial and Economical contributions to World Peace and Science needed for human survival and Technological growth.

By properly organizing the Editorial Board NWJ aims to find a solution across opposite nations to the open problems of the above key sectors in order to achieve the scope to close a circle which otherwise could lead to the end of humans survival. The founding Editor-in-chief for life of NWJ is Prof. Claudio Nicolini, one of the most honoured scientists in the leading countries of both the East and the West, and across the most diversified disciplines.


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Journal Turnaround Time (2016)
Term Average number of days
Submission to First Decision 35
Submission to Final Decision 53
Final Decision to Publication 4

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