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NanoImpact is a multidisciplinary journal that focuses on nanosafety research and areas related to the impacts of manufactured nanomaterials on human and environmental systems and the behavior of nanomaterials in these systems. As such it will publish in the following areas:

  • Human Nanotoxicology - nano-bio interactions and effects on human health;
  • Econanotoxicology - nano-bio interactions and effects on organism and ecosystem health;
  • Exposure - nanomaterial release, fate and behavior in the environment and human/engineered systems;
  • Risk Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment

Other areas, such as the development of methodological and modelling approaches and the development of materials and methods to enhance nanosafety, are appropriate if there is a clear and demonstrable link to the above themes.

Types of article NanoImpact publishes the following article types:

  • Original Research Articles: Demonstrate important new discoveries in the relevant fields;
  • Critical Reviews: Comprehensively summarize and evaluate the latest developments in the relevant field;
  • Opinion (former Frontiers): Identify potential new important areas in the relevant field;
  • Short Communications: A brief communication of urgent matter or the reporting of preliminary findings to be given expedited publication.

Original Research Articles and Critical Reviews are limited to 7000 and 10000 words excluding figures, tables and references. A maximum of 6 figures/tables are allowed for research and review articles. Frontiers are limited to 2000 words, with up to an additional 3 figures and tables allowed. References are not included in this word limit. Longer articles can be considered if authors can provide a compelling argument in the cover letter. Editors will make the final decision.

Editorial board


  • Professor Philip Demokritou
    T. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Dr. Jamie Lead
    Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • Professor Bernd Nowack
    Technology and Society Lab (TSL), Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Associate Editors

  • Dr. Chunying Chen
    National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Seok Ki Choi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Dr. Kevin Dreher
    National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
  • Dr. Teresa Fernandes
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Professor Greg Goss
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Dr. Richard Handy
    School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
  • Dr. Steffen Foss Hansen
    Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
  • Dr. Jingfu Liu
    State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijng, China
  • Dr. José María Navas
    Dept. for the Environment, Endocrine Disrupters and Toxicity of Contaminants (EDTC), Inia Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria, Madrid, Spain
  • Professor Willie Peijnenburg
    Faculty of Science, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Dr. Elijah J. Petersen
    Cell Systems Science Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
  • Dr. Dale Porter
    Pathology and Physiology Research Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
  • Dr. David Tai Leong
    Centre for Life Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr. Socorro Vázquez-Campos
    LEITAT Technological Center, Terrassa, Spain
  • Dr. Peter Wick
    Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dubendorf, Switzerland
  • Dr. Wendel Wohlleben
    Material Physics, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Dr. Bing Yan
    School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China
  • Dr. Yongbin Zhang
    National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Jefferson, Arkansas, USA

Editorial Board

  • Professor James Bonner
    Dept. of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Dr. Vince Castranova
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
  • Dr. Roland Hischier
    Technology & Society Laboratory (TSL), Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Dr. Danail Hristozov
    Department of Environmental Sciences, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, 30175 - Marghera - VE, Italy
  • Dr. Saber Hussain
    Research Laboratory, United States Airforce, Dayton, Ohio, USA
  • Professor Guibin Jiang
    Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • Dr. Michael Riediker
    Schweizerisches Zentrum für Arbeits- und Umweltgesundheit (SCOEH), Stäfa, Switzerland
  • Professor Yon Rojanasakul
    Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
  • Professor Kai Savolainen
    Arbetshälsoinstitutet (FIOH) Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Christie Sayes
    Dept. of Environmental Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA
  • Dr. Jason White
    Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Connecticut, USA
  • Dr. Mark Wiesner
    Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA