Policy

The NanoTrends is managed by two executive bodies namely ‘Editorial board’ and the ‘Publication Management Team’. The ‘Editorial board’ of NanoTrends comprises of a team of subject experts, nominated/ appointed  by the NSTC. Director NSTC is empowered to nominate/ appoint the editors. The editorial board of the NanoTrends, over and above the outside experts, may have a couple of subject experts from the NSTC.

 

The ‘Publication Management Team' comprises of the Chairman [Director, Nano Science & Technology Consortium (NSTC), Noida, India] and his support team- comprising of senior executives from NSTC and local/ out side subject experts appointed/ nominated by him.'Publication Management Team' may also have a representation of subject experts from the aforesaid 'Editorial board'.

 

The Chairman of the Publication Management Team of the NanoTrends is empowered to nominate new members or dismiss the existing members of the Editorial Board and the Publication Management Team. The nomination of members is based on the knowledge, experience and their contribution in Nanotechnology and its allied branches. On the contrary, the dismissal is justified (with or without notice) on the grounds of their non- response, non-availability for longer times (without any intimation to the NSTC), non-contribution and objectionable act/ behaviour or a voluntary submission/ request to quit.

 

The 'Editorial board' is the competent authority in taking decision (s) on selection or rejection of the manuscripts of all the research/ review/ similar articles submitted to the NanoTrends.The decision taken by Editors/ Reviewers is final in all respects and no further comments/ communications from authors in this regard is expected/ entertained.

 

In exceptional cases where it is difficult to arrive at a consensus, NanoTrend- Publication Management Team's decision is taken as final.

 

The 'Publication Management Team' of NanoTrends is fully responsible for publishing finally accepted manuscripts and maintaining the NanoTrends publication timelines.

 

In addition, the 'Publication Management Team' members are also made responsible and empowered to contribute, screen-accept or reject the manuscripts of popular articles/ Short Communications   that fall under the scope of the NanoTrends.

 

The ‘Manuscript Management System' through the stipulated policies/ guidelines, attempts to provide the 'Editorial board' and the 'Publication Management Team' a tool to monitor the status from, submission, selection, pres-screening (initial quick) detailed review (main screening), refereeing to the acceptance/ rejection of a manuscript.

 

It may be noted that, the aforesaid policy may change with or without notice to the authors/ contributors of this journal. The decision of NanoTrends in respect of management of a manuscript in every step is taken as final.