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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.


  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

    Content type: Review


Thematic series
Nanosensors: their potential use in the life sciences and clinical medicine
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Collection published: 28 October 2019


Thematic series
Swiss National Research Programme “Opportunities and risks of nanomaterials” (NRP 64)
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Collection published: 13 July 2017


Thematic series
Highlights from the acoustofluidic conference 2012 - a conference on particle and fluid manipulation with ultrasound
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Collection published: 28 June 2013

Announcing the launch of In Review

Journal of Nanobiotechnology, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received

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.

For a list of sections in the journal, please click here.

Call for papers: Towards nanotechnology in agrifood sciences

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The Editor-in-Chiefs of J Nanobiotechnology and the guest editors, Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto and Viviana Scognamiglio invite the submission of articles for a special collection entitled Towards nanotechnology in agrifood sciences  Read more.

Call for papers: Inorganic nanoparticles and cellular mechanobiology: from nanotoxicology to cytoskeleton-targeting nanotheranostics

Fluorescent CellsThe Editors-in-Chief of J Nanobiotechnology and the guest editors, Vladimir Mulens-Arias and Stefaan Soenen  invite the submission of articles for a special collection on Inorganic nanoparticles and cellular mechanobiology: from nanotoxicology to cytoskeleton-targeting nanotheranosticsRead more.

Article of the year 2019

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The Editors-in-Chief of Journal of Nanobiotechnology have selected their article of the year for 2019, which since its publication in January 2019, has been highly accessed and well cited.

Exosome origin determines cell targeting and the transfer of therapeutic nanoparticles towards target cells 

Exosomes, involved in the transfer of molecules between cells are of great interest for diagnosis and therapy of disease. María Sancho-Albero and colleagues loaded gold nanoparticles into cell-type specific exosomes and showed that these would then preferentially be taken up by the corresponding cell type of origin (and  were excluded by other cells) providing a mode of exosome mediated targeting by cell type.

Featured collection – Nanosensors: their potential use in the life sciences and clinical medicine

Here we present a special issue on nanosensors in a rather broad sense, focusing on two questions: (1) why study nanosensors; and Nanosensors(2) what according their potential use in the life sciences and, more specifically, in medicine might be. 

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Professor Weibo Cai

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 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE, 2018), Fellow of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI, 2019), 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, 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

Professor Patolsky is Associate Professor at the department of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel. As a young and well-acknowledged scientist in the fields of biotechnology and nanobiotechnology, Fernando's research has focused 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 70 papers and book chapters since 1998, with more than 5,100 citations, that focus on the synthesis of novel nanoscale materials, the creation of electrical and optoelectrical nanoscale devices and their applications.

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