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  1. Authors: Jayanta Kumar Patra, Gitishree Das, Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto, Estefania Vangelie Ramos Campos, Maria del Pilar Rodriguez-Torres, Laura Susana Acosta-Torres, Luis Armando Diaz-Torres, Renato Grillo, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Shivesh Sharma, Solomon Habtemariam and Han-Seung Shin

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Article of the Year Awards

New Content ItemRead the outstanding research from winners of the 2023 Article of the Year Awards, as voted by our high profile Editorial Board.

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Aims and scope

Journal of Nanobiotechnology is an open access peer-reviewed journal communicating scientific and technological advances in the fields of medicine and biology, with an emphasis in their interface with nanoscale sciences. The journal provides biomedical scientists and the international biotechnology business community with the latest developments in the growing field of Nanobiotechnology.

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The 2024 Journal of Nanobiotechnology (JNB) Trailblazer Award

Jonathan F. Lovell wins this year's JNB Trailblazer Award for his outstanding innovation and leadership in nanobiotechnology.

2024 Rising Star winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2024 Rising Star Awards: César de la Fuente, Dalong Ni, Yang Shi, Amirali Popat

Call for papers: Women in Nanobiotechnology

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The Editors-in-Chief of Journal of Nanobiotechnology and Guest Editors invite submissions to a collection from Women in NanobiotechnologyRead more.

Featured collection: Towards nanotechnology in agrifood sciences

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The Editors-in-Chief of J Nanobiotechnology and the guest editors, Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto and Viviana Scognamiglio present a special collection entitled Towards nanotechnology in agrifood sciences  Read more.

Professor Weibo Cai (Editor-in-Chief)

Professor Cai is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA. Dr. Cai’s research at UW-Madison ( is primarily focused on molecular imaging and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Cai has authored >400 peer-reviewed articles (total citation: > 40000; h-index: 106) and received many awards, including the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Springer Prize (2011 & 2013), American Cancer Society Research Scholar (2013), Inaugural Nano Research Young Innovators (NR45) in Nanobiotechnology Award (2018), Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics (Cross-Field, 2018), Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE, 2018), Fellow of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI, 2019), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, 2021), SNMMI Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council Michael J. Welch Award (2022), BMC/Springer Nature Journal of Nanobiotechnology Trailblazer Award (2022), among many others. What Dr. Cai is most proud of is that his trainees (more than 70, from more than a dozen countries) at UW - Madison have received >150 awards to date, such as 2012 SNMMI Berson-Yalow Award and more than a dozen SNMMI Young Investigator Awards, among others. To date, more than 15 of Dr. Cai’s trainees have started independent research groups at world-class universities. 

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 10.6
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 11.4
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.296
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.840

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 4
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 85

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,763,562
    Altmetric mentions: 1,483