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Author Guidelines

These guidelines should be read carefully before preparing a manuscript. For further details, please contact the Secretariat ( or visit the Advances in Natural Sciences website.

  1. Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is published quarterly in English and is devoted to all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Articles will be published either as papers or reviews.
  2. Articles submitted for publication must be written in English.
  3. Manuscripts must be submitted via the ANSN's online submission system. Authors need to register with the journal using their official work email address, or simply log in to begin the 5-step submission process, if you have already registered.
  4. Manuscripts must be formatted as follows: Title, Authors (see 5. below for how the author names should be ordered), Affiliations, Abstract, Text, References. The corresponding author should be indicated and his/her contact information including address, telephone and fax numbers as well as e mail address should be provided. The template for Microsoft Winword can be downloaded from here.
  5. The author names in the list of authors under the title must be ordered correctly in the following order: 'given' name first and then 'family', for example Van Hieu Nguyen, or V H Nguyen (similarly to A V Belushkin, for example).
  6. The abstract must give concise factual information about the objectives of the work, the methods used, the results obtained and include keywords and subject classification numbers according to the classification scheme of Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The length should not exceed one third of a page.
  7. Keywords (less than six) and subject classification number(s) of the article according to the journal's scheme should be provided beneath the abstract.
  8. Subject classification scheme
    Articles published in Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology are classified according to the following scheme:
    • 1.00 General.
    • 2.00 Nanoscience, 2.01 Nanophysics, 2.02 Nanophotonics, 2.03 Nanochemistry, 2.04 Nanobiotechnology, 2.05 Nanomedicine, 2.06 Nanomechanics, 2.07 Nanoelectronics, 2.08 Nanorobotics, 2.09 Plasmonics, 2.10 Nanoagriculture.
    • 3.00 Theoretical Nanophysics, 3.01 Quantum Information and Quantum Computation, 3.02 Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
    • 4.00 Nanostructure, 4.01 Quantum Dot, 4.02 Nanoparticle, 4.03 Nanocrystal, 4.04 Nanopowder, 4.05 Microcavity, 4.06 Nanorod, 4.07 Quantum Wire, 4.08 Nanowire, 4.09 Quantum Well, 4.10 Thin Film, 4.11 Multilayer, 4.12 Tunnel Junction, 4.13 Two-dimensional Microstructure, 4.14 Surface and Interface.
    • 5.00 Nanomaterial, 5.01 Semiconductor Nanomaterial, 5.02 Magnetic Nanomaterial, 5.03 Optoelectronic Nanomaterial, 5.04 Photonic Nanomaterial, 5.05 Photonic Bandgap Material, 5.06 Catalytic Nanomaterial, 5.07 Photocatalytic Nanomaterial, 5.08 Bio-Medical Nanomaterial, 5.09 Drug Delivery Nanosystem, 5.10 Polymer Nanomaterial, 5.11 Nanocomposite, 5.12 Nano-Assembly, 5.13 Hybrid Nanomaterial, 5.14 Carbon Nanotube, 5.15 Graphene, 5.16 Nanofibre, 5.17 Metamaterial, 5.18 Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 5.19 Metal Organic Framework Material.
    • 6.00 Nanodevice, 6.01 Electronic Nanodevice, 6.02 Single Electron Transistor, 6.03 Optoelectronic Nanodevice, 6.04 Photonic Nanodevice, 6.05 Single Photon Detector, 6.06 Single Photon Source, 6.07 Microlaser and Nanolaser, 6.08 Nanosensor, 6.09 Biosensor, 6.10 Biochip, 6.11 Nanorobot, 6.12 MEMS and NEMS, 6.13 Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Devices.
  9. References to published papers must include the authors (including the full names of all (co)authors), the year of publication, the journal name, volume, and the first page number or article number. References to books must include the authors, year of publication, the title, name of publisher and place of publication. References to proceedings of conferences, workshops etc must include the author(s), year of publication, the full name and location of the conference or workshop, the name and location of the Publisher (if applicable), and the first page number. (Please use the Vancouver (numbered list) style for all reference lists.)
    • Examples of journal references are:
      [1] Nakamura S, Senoh M, Nagahama S, Iwase N, Yamada T, Matsushita T, Kiyoku H and Sugimoto Y 1996 Japan. J. Appl. Phys.35 L74
      [2] Kendall M A F and Quinlan N J 2004 Intradermal ballistic delivery of micro- particles into excised human skin for drug and vaccine applications J. Biomech. 37 1733
    • Examples of book references are:
      [1] Kurata M 1982 Numerical Analysis for Semiconductor Devices (Lexington, MA: Heath)
      [2] Szytula A and Leciejewicz J 1989 Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths vol 12, ed K A Gschneidner Jr and L Erwin (Amsterdam: Elsevier) p 133
    • Examples of references to conference proceedings are:
      [1] Caplar R and Kulisic P 1973 Proc. Int. Conf. on Nuclear Physics (Munich) vol 1 (Amsterdam: North-Holland/American Elsevier) p 517
      [2] Kuhn T, Binder E, Rossi F, Lohner A, Rick K, Leisching P, Leitenstorfer A, Elsaesser T and Stolz W 1994 Coherent excitonic and free-carrier dynamics in bulk GaAs and heterostructures Coherent Optical Interactions in Semiconductors: Proc. NATO Advanced Research Workgroup (Cambridge, UK, 11–14 August 1993) (NATO Advanced Study Institute, Series B: Physics vol 330) ed R T Phillips (New York: Plenum) pp 33–62
    • Examples of preprints are:
      [1] Kunze K 2003 T-duality and Penrose limits of spatially homogeneous and inhomogeneous cosmologies Phys. Rev. D 68063517 (arXiv:gr- qc/0303038)
      [2] Milson R, Coley A, Pravda V and Pravdova A 2004 Alignment and algebraically special tensors arXiv:gr-qc/0401010
    • Examples of references to electronic-only journal articles are:
      [1] Horowitz G T and Maldacena J 2004 The black hole final state J. High Energy Phys. JHEP02(2004)008
      [2] Bentivegna E, Bonanno A and Reuter M 2004 Confronting the IR fixed point cosmology with high-redshift observations J. Cosmol. Astropart. Phys. JCAP01(2004)001
      References in languages other than English must be referred to by an English translation.
    • Mathematical symbols and formulae should be typed. All equation numbers must be numbered consecutively and appear on the right-hand side of the equations.
    • Illustrations and tables should be numbered consecutively. They should be of good quality and their placement in the text should be clearly indicated.
    • Papers submitted to the Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology should be written in an elegant and clear style.


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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Manuscript has been prepared using ANSN's style.

    If no, please download the template for Microsoft Winword.

  2. Check-list for ANSN has been prepared.

    If no, please download the fillable checklist form for filling out. The document (.doc) must be uploaded as a supplementary file on the fourth step.

  3. Assignment of copyright has been prepared.

    If no, please download the fillable PDF or Word copyright form to fill out and sign. The scanned document must be uploaded as a supplementary file on the fourth step.


Copyright Notice

Copyright in Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology articles

Articles published in Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology after January 2013 (Volume 4) are, unless specifically stated otherwise, published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY) license. This permits authors, their institutions and third parties to share, adapt and make commercial and non-commercial use of articles and any of its original content subject to appropriate attribution.

Articles published in volumes 1, 2 and 3 are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA) licence, which permits sharing and adaptation of articles for non-commercial purposes subject to appropriate attribution.

Should you wish to make use of an Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology article in a way not permitted by the appropriate licence, please contact the Permissions team.

Once an article has been accepted for publication, the authors must send a signed Copyright Agreement to the Editorial Board.

Inclusion of previously published material in your Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology article

Authors preparing their articles for submission to the journal may wish to include material (such as figures and tables) from the previously published work of other authors. Before doing this, you will need to seek approval from the author and any publisher. The Permission request form may be adapted for this purpose. Please ensure that you make it clear when seeking permission that your article will be published on a CC-BY basis.

More details can be found on our Guidelines for authors page under the 'Copyright, reproduction and permissions' heading.

If you have any questions on either of these main topics then our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in conjunction with the IOP Ethical Policy might provide the answers you seek. Alternatively you are welcome to send your enquiry to Please provide as much detail as you can and we will endeavour to answer your questions.


Any manuscript (or substantial parts of it) submitted to the journal must not be under consideration by any other journal although it may have been deposited on a preprint server. The manuscript should not have already been published in any journal or other citable form, with the exception that the journal is willing to consider manuscripts that are translations of articles originally published in the Vietnamese language.


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