Aims and scope
Micro and Nano Systems Letters is an international open access journal published by SpringerOpen. The MNSL offers express online publication of short research papers containing the latest advances in micro and nano-scaled devices and systems. It also offers a rapid route for the international dissemination of high quality research findings from both the micro and nano communities. Manuscripts should report new and significant findings that represent recent advances and practical applications of micro and nano systems engineering.
The journal’s specific areas include, but are not limited to:
• Micro & Nano Fabrication Technologies
• Packaging Technologies
• Materials and Device Characterization
• Mechanical Sensors and Systems
• Physical (Optical, Magneto) Devices
• RF MEMS
• Bio and Chemical Sensors and Systems
• Medical Microsystems
• Micro & Nano Fluidic Components and Systems
• Micro & Nano Actuators
• Energy Harvesting and Power Systems
• Nano-Electro-Mechanical Devices and Systems
Why publish your article in Micro and Nano Systems Letters?
Micro and Nano Systems Letters's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Micro and Nano Systems Letters offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Micro and Nano Systems Letters and SpringerOpen.
Online publication in Micro and Nano Systems Letters gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
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Micro and Nano Systems Letters operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by Micro and Nano Systems Letters is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
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Citing articles in Micro and Nano Systems Letters
Articles in Micro and Nano Systems Letters should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Micro Nano Syst Lett [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Micro Nano Syst Lett 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.