Special Issue "Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) Biosensors"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2020.
Interests: piezoelectric biosensors/sensors; electrochemical biosensors/sensors; optical biosensors/sensors; molecularly imprinted polymers; molecularly imprinted nanoparticles; novel assays development; nanomaterials
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In the past few decades, molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) have gained significant interest as stable and robust alternatives to biomolecules such as antibodies and enzymes. Particularly, MIP as films or nanoparticles have been showing great promise for the fabrication of highly sensitive, specific, and robust ‘bio’sensors/affinity sensors.
For this Special Issue, we seek manuscripts that describe the exploitation of MIP films or MIP nanoparticles for the development of electrochemical, optical, acoustic, or magnetic affinity sensors for a wide range of applications (e.g., medical, environmental, industrial, food, and security).
Both reviews and research articles will be published. Reviews should provide a critical evaluation of the current state-of-the-art of, for example, the use of MIP for the fabrication of a particular type of sensor (i.e., electrochemical, optical, acoustic, or magnetic). Critical reviews on the current exploitation of MIP sensors for a particular application (e.g., medical, environmental, industrial, food, and security) are also of interest. Original research papers that present either novel methods to prepare MIP films or MIP nanoparticles-based sensors or novel applications of MIP sensors are also welcome.
Dr. Iva Chianella
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. Biosensors 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 1000 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.
- Molecularly imprinted polymers
- Molecularly imprinted polymers nanoparticles
- Molecularly imprinted polymer films
- MIP based electrochemical sensors
- MIP based optical sensor
- MIP based acoustic sensor
- MIP based magnetic sensor