Guest Edited Collection on atomically precise nanochemistry

Communications Chemistry is now welcoming submissions to a Guest Edited Collection on atomically precise nanochemistry

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We are pleased to announce that Communications Chemistry is welcoming submissions to a Guest Edited Collection on atomically precise nanochemistry.

Atomically precise nanochemistry plays an increasingly important role in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Nanomaterials with well-defined structure–property relationships offer reliable and programmable performances in a diverse range of applications of current interest, such as green catalysis, clean energy, and biomedicine. Furthermore, atomically precise nanochemistry enhances nanomaterial synthesis from an empirical art to science, affording reproducible pathways to nanomaterial synthesis. Recent efforts in wet chemistry have allowed significant advances in the attainment of a range of atomically precise nanomaterials, which among others include:

• noble metal clusters
• semi-conductor magic-size clusters
• polyoxometalate clusters 
• carbon-based nanostructures
• metal–organic frameworks
 
This Collection aims to present the latest progress in the synthesis, characterization, functionalization, self-assembly, and applications of atomically-precise nanomaterials. It is also our intention for the Collection to highlight ongoing challenges and opportunities that such nanomaterials present, allowing us to press forward in nanoscience and nanotechnology. We welcome both experimental and theoretical studies, with topics of interest including but not limited to:

• wet chemistry synthetic approaches
• characterization of structures and physicochemical properties
• applications (such as in catalysis, sensing, and bioimaging) 
• self-assembly
 

The team of Editors working on this Collection is:

Editorial Board Member Prof Kui YuSichuan University

Guest Editor Prof Rodolphe AntoineUniversity of Lyon

Guest Editor Prof Qiaofeng YaoJoint School of National University of Singapore and Tianjin University

Chief Editor Dr Victoria RichardsCommunications Chemistry

Senior Editor Dr Teresa OrtnerCommunications Chemistry

Communications Chemistry is a selective journal from the Nature Portfolio, publishing papers that are of substantial interest to other researchers working on the same topic. Communications Chemistry received its first set of metrics in 2021, including an Impact Factor of 6.58, a CiteScore of 5.1 and a Scimago quartile ranking of Q1. The mean time to first decision post review is 31 days, and the Editors aim to provide authors with timely updates and clear editorial guidance throughout the publication process.

The Collection primarily welcomes original research papers, in the form of both full articles and communications. All submissions will be subject to the same review process and editorial standards as regular Communications Chemistry Articles. 

Full details can be found here: https://www.nature.com/collections/atomically-precise-nanochemistry

Victoria Richards

Chief Editor, Communications Chemistry

Victoria obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2013, with research experience in the fields of metal-organic frameworks, surface self-assembly, molecular magnetism and main group chemistry. Victoria began her editorial career working on ChemComm and Chemical Science at the Royal Society of Chemistry, before moving to Nature Communications in 2016, where she managed the inorganic, materials and physical chemistry team. In September 2019, Victoria became Chief Editor of Communications Chemistry.