Special Issue "Novel Approaches to Biosensing with Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2017
Under the working principle of biosensors, i.e. the integration of biological, or biomimetic, recognition elements to a transducer to a generate a digital readout signal that is proportional to the target analyte, which is easily understood by the operator, important advances in the analytical field have been reported; such as the development of the glucosimeter. The innovations of biosensor are under continuous development, and encompasses receptors, biomimetics, electronics, transduction, and the latest cell-phone readouts. Within the innovation panorama, the integration of nanomaterials and nanoparticles into biosensing is an area under wide expansion. Because nanomaterials offer unique surface-to-volume ratios, outstanding surface properties, and unique optical and electrical behaviors, their application in biosensing is intended as a means to boost biosensor performance and reach improved sensitivities and signal transduction. In order to highlight some of the latest nanoparticle-biosensor advances, we would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript to our upcoming Special Issue, “Novel Approaches to Biosensing with Nanoparticles”, to be published in the beginning of 2018. Under the expanded scope of the journal, the aim of this Special Issue is to gather a collection of papers dedicated to all aspects of nanoparticles in biosensing, with a particular emphasis on novel approaches to sensor design and architecture, signal transduction and novel applications.
We welcome submissions from any area of biosensing, provided that nanoparticles are involved in sensor design or use. Both research papers and review articles will be considered. If you are interested in contributing to this Special Issue, we would very much appreciate receiving the tentative title of your contribution.
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Maria Bossi
Dr. Michael James Whitcombe
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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