What is National Science Open (NSO)?

National Science Open (NSO) is a new, open access, interdisciplinary journal that disseminates the most influential research of profound impact in advancing human knowledge, covering the full arc of natural sciences and engineering. Papers with transformative originality and pivotal development in multidisciplinary area, or their distinctive fields are published in this journal with fair, rigorous review, and fast production.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Yue Zhang (University of Science and Technology Beijing) and a global team of distinguished researchers, NSO also publishes timely, insightful commentaries and perspectives which engage the interest of both the academic community and wider public. Dedicated Executive Editors-in-Chief look after the following subject areas: Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences and Medicine, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Materials Science, Engineering, Information Sciences.

Types of Manuscripts:

Research Articles, Reviews, Commentaries, Perspectives

Publishing Frequency:

Open volume, continues publication

Fast review and Production:

Submission to initial decision in 7 working days; first round of peer review in 2 weeks; accepted proof to online in 48 hours

Flexible Publication:

Flexible length for research articles and review papers

NSO comes from the same stable as its sister journal, National Science Review (NSR). We hope you will welcome this new publication which offers some of the very latest and best interdisciplinary research. The first articles will be published later in January. Until then, we hope you will browse the NSO website and sign up for free table of contents e-mail alerts. Potential authors can read the instructions to authors and take advantage of free publication this year - article processing charges (APCs) have been waived in 2022!