Functional Nanomaterials 2016

Coordination Chemistry Reviews

CCR, 2016 ##, ####

Deadline for receipt: October 1, 2015 - Thank you


Associate Editor Robert Crutchley

Direct on-line web submission of manuscripts is now available for CCR via EVISE- Select"Functional Nanomaterials 2016" as the article type Choose Robert Crutchley as Handling Editor

Impact Factor 12.29 in 2014 !! Printed Color is now free if essential for understanding the graphic

{this page last revised Aug 27/2015)

Note that CCR adopted the larger, two-column format similar to JACS and Dalton, from January 2003. A page contains about 850 words or equivalent. Please 'aim' for 8500 - 12000 words.

Articles should be reviews rather than 'original' papers containing previously unpublished work, i.e. they would not normally contain an Experimental section.

Proposed Contents, Titles are tentative

1. Guozhong Cao, University of Washington,

2. Susumu Kitagawa, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

3. Clemens Burda, Case Western

4. Zhuang Liu, Soochow University China

5. Chang, Huan-Tsung National Taiwan University

6. Ya-Ping Sun, Clemson University

7. Katsuhiko ARIGA, Dr., Prof. National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) Japan

8. Jin Zhang, USC Santa Cruz

9. Dongling Ma, INRS Quebec

10. Andrew Smith, University of Illinois-Urbana biophoto-sensors

11. Paul Burn and Lawrence (Shih-Chun) Lo, Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics The University of Queensland

12. Hua Chun Zeng, National University of Singapore
"Synthesis of Integrated Nanocatalysts"

13. Yuichi Negishi, Tokyo University of Science

14. Kam Tong Leung, University of Waterloo
Applications of supported hybrid nanostructured materials

15. Honggang Cui, John Hopkins University

16. Jinsong Leng, Director of Centre for Smart Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology

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This is a short movie (>1 to 5 minutes) in which you provide a short talk on your work highlighting the key concepts or new ideas, and use presentation slides, a white board on the background, or animations to illustrate your findings. We have received positive feedback that video abstracts have been very helpful and constructive for readers of scientific articles. For samples go to: video abstract one; Click here

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Editor in Chief:
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York University, Toronto, Ontario,
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