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Functional Nanostructures Journal 'Focus Issue' - Polymer based nanocomposites

Focus Issue: “Polymer based nanocomposites”

Guest Editor:
Professor Mircea Chipara
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley




Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

I am honoured to invite you as well as your colleagues/collaborators to submit manuscripts to the focus issue of “Functional Nanstructures” entitled “Polymer Based Nanocomposites”. The manuscript(s) may address theoretical aspects, experimental investigations, and (potential) applications.

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to investigations on complex polymeric matrices (starting from homopolymer to polymer blends and block copolymers) filled with submicron nanoparticles.


Manuscripts involving research on the following topics are particularly suited for this focus issue:

– Synthesis, modifications, and characterization of polymer based nanocomposites.

– Functional modifications of nanoparticles.

– Dispersion, aggregation, and segregation (including self-assembly) of nanoparticles in polymers and biopolymers.

– Theoretical and experimental studies on the effect of nanoparticles on mechanical, thermodynamic (phase transitions and heat transport), electrical, magnetic, and electromagnetic features of polymeric matrices.

– Degradation and lifetime of polymer-based nanocomposites.

– Surfaces and interfaces in polymer-based nanocomposites.

– Percolation and jamming related phenomena in polymer-based nanocomposites.

– Biological aspects of polymer-based nanocomposites.

– Smart polymer based nanocomposites (shape memory materials, self-healing, coupled physical and chemical features and/or multifunctional capabilities).

Publishing Process: step by step

  • Acceptance of the invitation sent by e-mail and online registration – You have been nominated to participate based on your expertise in the field and we believe that you might have something new and original to share with the scientific world.
  • Manuscript submission by 30 November 2018
  • Manuscript review – Once you have submitted your manuscript it is reviewed by the Editor/Reviewer. Full manuscripts go through the review process in approximately 2-4 weeks following submission.
  • Payment of Article Processing Charge (APC) – You will receive an invoice. A publishing fee of 500 EUROS (400 POUNDS) covers the cost of the scientific publishing work flow, server and repository costs.
  • Typesetting and Proof Corrections – We will prepare the Typeset Proof of your manuscript and you will be able to check it and request minor corrections.


Article Processing Charge (APC)



  • The Article Processing Charge is 500 Euros (400 GBP)
  • The APC can be covered by the authors’ institution or funding body
  • The APC is charged only for accepted manuscripts

The APC covers:

  • indexing and listing across all major repositories
  • editing
  • design
  • online hosting
  • promotion and dissemination of your work


A language editing service is optional and carries a separate charge. For further information on our language editing service, please contact us on admin@onecentralpress.com.

Important Notice!

The Article Processing Charge (APC) is 500 Euros (400 GBP) per manuscript.
This is not a submission fee! Authors or their institutions/funding bodies will need to pay the APC only if the manuscript is accepted for publication.



Register to participate

To participate in this focus issue, please fill in the registration form.

Please note that once you fill in the form, you enter the process of publishing your paper in the focus issue under the working title “Polymer based nanocomposites”.


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