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New Nature Journals Available

By Teri Vogel (UC San Diego), Resource Liaison for Nature journals

The UC campuses now have access to the newest titles in the growing collection of Nature Publishing Group (NPG) journals.

The multidisciplinary Nature Nanotechnology (launched in Fall 2006) will publish significant and quality papers covering all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology, including "the design, characterization and production of structures, devices and systems that involve the manipulation and control of materials and phenomena at atomic, molecular and macromolecular scales." Refer to for more details about the journal’s scope. Along with research articles, readers will also get news and views, review articles, letters, commentary, book reviews and research highlights.

Launched this year, Nature Photonics ( seeks to publish the same high-level quality research as other NPG physical sciences journals, covering everything from "the fundamental properties of light and how it interacts with matter through to the latest designs of optoelectronic device and emerging applications that exploit photons."

Readers can expect to find articles on topics like lasers, sensors, biophotonics, and quantum optics. Along with research and review articles, research highlights, letters and news and views, Nature Photonics will also take a look at the technology/business side with sections like "Out of the Lab" and "Product Focus."