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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 2021 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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Nominations for the Rising Star Award now open!

The JNB Rising Star Award recognizes outstanding and interdisciplinary scientific achievements in nanobiotechnology by a young independent researcher. Click the link to read more about the criteria for nomination. Deadline: 31st October 2023

2023 Trailblazer Award winners

We are delighted to announce that Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen and Francesco Stellacci are the recipients of this year's Trailblazer Award!

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, Biomedical Engineering, 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 >330 peer-reviewed articles (total citation: > 26000; H-index: 84) and received many awards, including the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Springer Prize (2011 & 2013), American Cancer Society Research Scholar (2013-2017), 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), among many others. What Dr. Cai is most proud of is that his trainees at UW - Madison have received >100 awards to date, such as 2012 SNMMI Berson-Yalow Award and multiple SNMMI Young Investigator Awards, among others. More than a dozen of Dr. Cai’s trainees have started independent research groups at world-class universities. 

Professor Fernando Patolsky (Editor-in-Chief)

Professor Patolsky is Full Professor at the department of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel. As a well-acknowledged scientist in the fields of biotechnology and nanobiotechnology, Fernando's research focuses on the development of molecular and biomolecular electronic and optical systems, aiming to establish fundamental principles for the construction of optical and electronic sensors and biosensors. These scientific activities represent a leading interdisciplinary effort to bridge chemistry, biology and materials science. He has published more than 130 papers and book chapters since 1998, with more than 20,000 citations, that focus on the synthesis of novel nanoscale materials, the creation of electrical and optoelectrical nanoscale devices and their applications.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    10.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    11.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.249 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.421 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    5 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    83 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    3,261 Altmetric mentions