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TNANO Call for Nominations – Editorial Board Members

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022



Transactions on Nanotechnology Editorial Board Members Call for Nominations

Transactions on Nanotechnology (T-NANO) is soliciting editorship nominations for joining its Editorial Board as Associate Editor (AE) or Senior Editor (SE).

Editors (Associate and Senior) must show technical expertise in nanotechnology and commitment to collegiately work within the T-NANO Editorial Board (EB) to oversees and secure an objective and smooth paper review process under the Nanotechnology Council framework.

SEs and AEs serve for 3 years and the appointments are not renewable without a separation period. In special cases, EB members may be asked to serve for an additional, 4th year. During the first months of their appointments, newly appointed SEs and AEs will closely work with the Editor in Chief and the journal administrator.

Nominations (self-nominations are accepted) of academia, Industry, and government representatives are welcome. To nominate someone else or yourself, please send nominee name, affiliation, a brief statement of research interests (including 5-10 keywords), and CV to Sorin Cotofana at by January 15, 2023.

IEEE Commits its Hybrid Journals Portfolio to Transformative Journal Status Under Plan S

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

PISCATAWAY, N.J. 28 November 2022 — IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced today that it has committed its full portfolio of more than 160 hybrid journals, which publish both open access and subscription-based content, to become Transformative Journals under Plan S.

This commitment means that any authors receiving research grants from Coalition S, a group of research funders, are compliant with Plan S requirements when publishing their research articles in any IEEE fully open access or hybrid journals. In addition to the existing direct open access agreements with hundreds of institutions, all of IEEE’s hybrid journals (including TNANO) now qualify as ‘Transformative Journals’ under Plan S.

IEEE has worked directly with the leadership of Coalition S to ensure compliance with the Plan S criteria for transformative publications. Under this criteria, a Transformative Journal is a subscription/hybrid journal that is committed to eventually transition to a fully OA journal over time. In addition, it is required to gradually increase the share of OA content and offset subscription income from payments for publishing services. More details on the Coalition S criteria for Transformative Journals and the open access publication targets for each IEEE transformative journal can be found here.

The Nanotechnology Council’s fully open access (‘gold’) journal, the IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO), publishing high-quality peer reviewed papers, is already compliant with Plan S. OJ-NANO covers the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications .

To learn more about the IEEE open access options for authors and institutions or to view a list of institutions that have an open access agreement with IEEE, please visit

Here is an FAQ where you can find answers to some anticipated questions on the impact of this announcement:

To learn more, please view the full Plan S release here.


OJ-NANO APC Waiver extended to November 2022

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

The IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO) is dedicated to publishing articles on timely topics in the field of nanotechnology by making them available immediately, freely, and permanently available to all. All articles published in OJ-NANO are exposed to 5 million unique monthly users of the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. Also, OJ-NANO is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)™ by Clarivate Analytics, as well as is accepted for inclusion in Scopus®, meaning that articles will be discoverable in Web of Science™ and Elsevier’s abstract & citation database. It is expected to receive its first Impact Factor in 2023!

Special Issues: We are dedicated to continuing to deliver high-quality articles with several special topics including, “Emerging Plasma Nanotechnologies”, “Materials & Devices towards Advanced Flexible Sensors”, and “Nanopackaging II”.

Full APC Waivers: We are pleased to inform you that IEEE OJ-NANO will waive the APC (Article Publishing Charge) for submissions, which are accepted for publication before 30th November 2022 after peer review!


Call For Papers: TNANO Special Section

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022



The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original manuscripts for a Special Section on:


Spintronics uses magnetic degrees of freedom for information processing and storage. Based on the commercial success of magnetic random-access memory and magnetic sensor technology, the field has received strongly growing interest in recent years. Numerous advanced spintronic device concepts have been proposed and both experimentally and theoretically studied within emerging research fields such as magnonics, magnetoelectrics, spin-orbitronics, or spin-caloritronics. These topics are greatly interesting from the point of view of fundamental science, but also promise potential for disruptive applications in numerous fields of (micro-)electronics.

This special issue covers all aspects of advanced spintronics with a focus on (micro- or nanoscale) device applications. Contributions are welcome at all levels, including fundamental science, novel materials, technology concepts, and device fabrication and characterization. The special issue intends to provide a platform to bring together researchers in various multidisciplinary fields in basic science and engineering, such as electrical engineering, computer science, materials science and chemistry, and physics.


OJ-NANO Special Issue on “Materials and Devices towards Advanced Flexible Sensors”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022


IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO)
Special Issue on

“Materials and Devices towards Advanced Flexible Sensors”

Flexible electronics is a technology diverging from the conventional rigid silicon technology and has stimulated fundamental scientific and technological research efforts. Remarkably different from generation 1.0 electronic products, the current smartwatch, smart wristband, the next-generation flexible electronics open up a wide range of exciting new applications such as 1) flexible lighting and display technologies for consumer electronics, architecture, and textiles; 2) wearables with sensors that help monitor our health and habits; 3) implantable electronics for improved medical imaging and diagnostics; 4) as well as extending the functionality of robots and unmanned aircraft through lightweight and conformable energy harvesting devices and sensors. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, flexible electronics devices have shown great potential for remote interaction through real-time on-body monitoring, wireless transmission, and cloud diagnosis.

“Flexible Sensors”, as one of the most important elements of advanced flexible electronics, are required to be engineered with advanced processes and materials so that they can directly contact with the skin, and having other important and non-conventional device properties such as adequate adhesion, good conformality, breathability, biocompatibility, etc. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics at practical levels are critical in developing advanced flexible sensors.

We are now seeking your contribution (minimum 6 pages of manuscript) for a special issue on “Materials and Devices towards Advanced Flexible Sensors” in the IEEE Open Journal on Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO). The aim of this Special Issue is to serve as a forum for disseminating innovative research and developments in the emerging field of the multi-functional and ubiquitous flexible sensors. Papers addressing this technology and review articles providing critical viewpoints are sought, including, but not limited to, flexible inorganic/organic materials, fundamental issues and advanced simulations underlying flexible systems, fabrication and integration technologies for flexible sensors, and studies on real-time applications of wearable devices.

Manuscripts for OJ-NANO must be prepared using the “IEEE manuscript template” and “Information for Authors” at, and be submitted on-line via Manuscript Central ( On submission to OJ-NANO, authors should select the “Special Issue: Materials and Devices towards Emerging Flexible Sensors” as a manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical contents and references.


IEEE XCDC – Special Topic on Spintronic Devices for Energy Efficient Computing

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

A call for papers is now open for the IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC) special topic on “Spintronic Devices for Energy Efficient Computing”

Submission Deadline: September 5th, 2022

Aims and Scope

The inherent properties of ferromagnetic materials operating at room temperature and at the nanoscale coupled with various aspects of spin physics offer abundant possibilities and functionalities for developing novel computing and memory devices and their integration. The fundamental advantage of spintronic devices over the semiconductor-based switch is its projected ultra-low operation energy through different switching mechanisms. As an example, the interplay of ferroelectric effect (charge) and ferromagnetic effect (spin) can lead to the energy efficient switching. Meanwhile, the extremely efficient charge-to-spin conversion has become promising through the integration of recently discovered topological effects (topology and chirality) and ferromagnetic effect (spin). One of the key challenges for spintronic devices, the operation speed, has been well addressed recently through the usage of antiferromagnetic materials and the application of spin-orbit-torque switching mechanism and its interplay with other switching mechanisms.

The most apparent features of spintronic devices are their non-volatility and superior endurance behavior, where spin-based devices outperform other nonvolatile devices for designing computing blocks, nonvolatile processors, logic-in-memory arrays, hyper-dimensional computing. This will enable the energy-efficient computing systems of the future.

The intrinsic multi-functionalities of spintronic devices have generated many “unexpected computing devices and architectures” in the past decade. One example is the proposal and demonstration of the usage of magnetic tunnel junctions for computing using memory, stochastic computing and probabilistic computing.

This special topic of the IEEE JXCDC will publish original recent research centered around spintronic logic and memory devices for energy efficient computing, covering the research topics from new spintronic physics, new spintronic materials, to novel spintronic devices, to spintronic circuits and spintronic computing systems.


TNANO 2021 Impact Factor

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022


The Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO in 2021 has increased to 2.967 from 2.57 in 2020, which is a one-year increase of 15%.



Extended Call for Papers: TNANO Special Section on IEEE NANO 2021

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021)

Submission deadline extended: June 30th, 2022

To make interesting research presented at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021) widely available, in expanded form and in one publication, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call for Papers for a Special Section reflecting the scope of the conference. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Submissions are welcome, and all interested NANO 2021 participants are encouraged to submit.

For details, see the Call for Papers.


Call for Papers: TNANO Special Section on IEEE NANO 2021

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021)

Submission deadline extended: June 30th, 2022

The nanotechnology revolution is founded upon the understanding of phenomena occurring at the nanoscale and the ability to fabricate and manipulate nanomaterials and nanodevices for practical applications. Researchers are contributing new ideas from a wide range of disciplines, including materials science, biology, biomedicine, engineering, physics, and chemistry. To make interesting research presented at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021) widely available, in expanded form and in one publication, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call for Papers for a Special Section reflecting the scope of the conference. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Submissions are welcome, and all interested NANO 2021 participants are encouraged to submit. Authors who were attendees are requested to significantly expand the previous conference version to contain substantial new technical material, as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.

Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template. Follow the guidelines (, and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on the “21th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021)”. Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 6 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.


Welcome to Join the IEEE NTC Facebook

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022


IEEE NTC Facebook websites are linked below. It can also be linked to by the facebook option at the upper right corner of the front page of the NTC website.

NTC officers, members, conference/workshop organizers are invited to join it and post relevant information.

4.1 Open website in which only authorized members are allowed to post articles: (

4.2 Open website in which only the web host is allowed to post articles: