Calls for papers

  • Controlling disorder in framework materials

    This collection aims to highlight the importance of disorder in framework materials, including characterisation their structures and the types of disorder present, and the role of disorder in the materials’ properties and function.
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      Submission status: Open Deadline: 15 January 2025
    • Smart Materials for Bioengineering and Biomedicine

      In this cross-journal Collection at Nature Communications, Communications Biology, Communications Engineering, Communications Materials, Communications Medicine and Scientific Reports, we welcome submissions focusing on various aspects, from mechanistic understanding to clinical translation, of smart materials for applications in bioengineering and biomedicine, such as, drug delivery, biosensing, bioimaging and tissue engineering.
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        Submission status: Open Deadline: 30 December 2024
      • Pushing the boundaries of MXenes

        This Collection brings together the latest developments in the burgeoning field of MXenes, including their synthesis, properties and applications.
        • Christopher E. Shuck, PhD
        • Mengqiang Zhao, PhD
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        Submission status: Open Deadline: 01 January 2025
      • Metal-organic frameworks for photocatalysis

        This cross-journal Collection between Nature Communications, Communications Materials and Scientific Reports brings together the latest advances in using metal–organic frameworks as photocatalysts for broad applications such as, and not limited to, chemical synthesis, water splitting, and pollutant degradation.
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          Submission status: Open Deadline: 20 November 2024
        • Neuromorphic Hardware and Computing 2024

          An interdisciplinary approach is being taken to address the challenge of creating more efficient and intelligent computing systems that can perform diverse tasks, to design hardware with increasing complexity from single device to system architecture level, and to develop new theories and brain-inspired algorithms for future computing. In this cross-journal collection, we aim to bring together cutting-edge research of neuromorphic architecture and hardware, computing algorithms and theories, and the related innovative applications.
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            Submission status: Open Deadline: 06 November 2024
          • Self-Assembled Soft Matter

            In this cross-journal Collection, across Nature Communications, Communications Chemistry, Communications Materials and Scientific Reports, we focus on different forms of self-assembled soft matter, from fundamental studies to applied systems. This includes, for example, coacervation and liquid-liquid phase separation, chiral systems and polymer assemblies.
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              Submission status: Open Deadline: 29 October 2024
            • Sodium-based battery development

              This cross-journal Collection brings together the latest developments in electrodes, electrolytes, and battery components used in aqueous and non-aqueous sodium-based battery applications.
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                Submission status: Open Deadline: 15 October 2024
              • Condensed matter physics at high pressure

                This cross-journal Collection between Nature Communications, Communications Materials and Scientific Reports brings together the latest advances in the use of high-pressure methods to induce, manipulate, and probe novel states of matter, and to improve the fundamental understanding and technological potential of quantum materials.
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                  Submission status: Open Deadline: 08 October 2024
                • Tandem Perovskite Photovoltaics

                  This cross-journal Collection between Nature Communications, Communications Materials, Communications Physics and Scientific Reports brings together the latest research and development in perovskite-based tandem solar cells.
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                    Submission status: Open Deadline: 01 October 2024
                  • Advances in catalytic hydrogen evolution

                    This collection encourages submissions related to hydrogen evolution catalysis, particularly where hydrogen gas is the primary product. This is a cross-journal partnership between the Energy Materials team at Nature Communications with Communications Chemistry, Communications Engineering, Communications Materials, and Scientific Reports. We seek studies covering a range of perspectives including materials design & development, catalytic performance, or underlying mechanistic understanding. Other works focused on potential applications and large-scale demonstration of hydrogen evolution are also welcome.
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                      Submission status: Open Deadline: 18 September 2024