Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanostructures for Medicine and Pharmaceuticals


Publishing date
15 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 May 2011

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China

2College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

3Research Institute of Micro/Nano Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China


Nanostructures for Medicine and Pharmaceuticals

Description

In recent years, novel nanostructures with multifunctionalities have been developed for drug delivery with high punctuality and controllability. Due to significant ratio of surface area to volume, nanomaterials demonstrate unique behaviors different from their bulk counterparts. The potential for hard and soft nanostructures is rapidly expanding with new applications in many different areas. The unique size-dependent properties of nanomaterials make them ideal candidates with biological and medicinal functions for pharmaceutical applications. Extensive research has been carried out to investigate these fascinating nanomaterials which enable targeted drug delivery and time- or amount-controllable drug release in vitro and in vivo. Versatile nanosystems with size variability, three dimensionality, hydrophobicity, and electronic configurations offer great potential and promise in medicinal chemistry and therapeutics.

We are initiating a “Call for Papers” from individuals interested in presenting new research works pertaining to key issues in nanodrug delivery and pharmaceutical, particularly in the areas of new approaches of drug delivery, targeted drug delivery, nanostructures for drug storage, medical diagnosis and treatment, and related life and medical sciences. This special issue will include high-quality articles by internationally recognized scholars. The scope of selected topics will cover the studies on fundamental principles of developing nanostructures for their advanced applications in pharmaceutical sciences. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New nanostructures for nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnologies to solve conventional pharmaceutical problems
  • Nanotechnologies and nanostructures for intelligent therapy
  • Nanostructures for clinical imaging and diagnostics
  • Biological mechanisms and functions of nanostructures
  • Nanostructures for chemo- and biodrug delivery
  • Nanostructures with biocompatible and biodegradable characters
  • Toxicity, safety, and ethnic issues of nanostructures

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 921897
  • - Editorial

Nanostructures for Medicine and Pharmaceuticals

Xing-Jie Liang | Anil Kumar | ... | Daxiang Cui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 486301
  • - Review Article

Nanostructures for Medical Diagnostics

Md. Motasim Bellah | Shawn M. Christensen | Samir M. Iqbal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 202608
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Assessment of Antibacterial Activity and Cytocompatibility of Quercetin-Containing PLGA Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Zhi-Cai Xing | Wan Meng | ... | Inn-Kyu Kang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 202187
  • - Review Article

Gold Nanoparticles: Promising Nanomaterials for the Diagnosis of Cancer and HIV/AIDS

Anil Kumar | Bhargavi Mazinder Boruah | Xing-Jie Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 261605
  • - Research Article

Cytotoxicity Property of Nano- Sol and Nano- Powder

Pingting He | Jie Tao | ... | Yulan Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 695138
  • - Research Article

Synthesis, Characterization, and Evaluation of Radical Scavenging Ability of Ellagic Acid-Loaded Nanogels

Gautam Behl | Monal Sharma | ... | Madhu Chopra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 747196
  • - Review Article

MRI Contrast Agent-Based Multifunctional Materials: Diagnosis and Therapy

Hyeona Yim | Seogjin Seo | Kun Na
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 206320
  • - Research Article

Development of Quantitative Structure-Property Relationship Models for Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery System of 2-Aryl Propionic Acid NSAIDs

Chen-Wen Li | Sheng-Yong Yang | ... | Zong-Ning Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 164506
  • - Review Article

Nano-Oncology: Clinical Application for Cancer Therapy and Future Perspectives

Cristina Riggio | Eleonora Pagni | ... | Alfred Cuschieri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 391596
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Properties of Chitosan-Starch Composite Filled Hydroxyapatite Micro- and Nanopowders

Jafar Ai | Mostafa Rezaei-Tavirani | ... | Rahim Jahandideh
Journal of Nanomaterials
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Acceptance rate49%
Submission to final decision69 days
Acceptance to publication29 days
CiteScore3.200
Impact Factor1.980
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