Clarkson University Professor, Milton Kerker Chair of Chemistry, Evgeny Katz recently wrapped up his role as a Guest Editor on a special issue of the scholarly journal Magnetochemistry published by Molecular Diversity Preservation International and Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) that was focused on magnetic nanoparticles.
“The special issue is devoted to the use of fine particles (nanoparticles) with magnetic properties for various biotechnological, bioanalytical and biomedical applications,” said Katz.
Katz said he was approached by MDPI, which publishes Magnetochemistry along with other academic journals, and was given the choice of which journal to edit and what the topic would be. Katz said he chose to focus on magnetic nanoparticles based on his personal interest and expertise in the field.
Katz said he worked on editing the journal for about six months, during this time he compiled articles and organized peer reviews.
“I invited top experts in the field to contribute review-style articles. Knowing many of the invited authors personally was important when convincing them to contribute articles to my special issue,” said Katz. “Once the papers were submitted, I had to organize peer-reviews and finally make decisions on the acceptance of the submitted manuscripts. This was time-consuming, but an important part of my work.” Finally, the special issue will be converted into a book providing an important source of scientific information for researchers and students.
“I felt a lot of personal satisfaction once the special issue was completed. I believe that this work is highly important for the scientific community,” said Katz. “I have to note that Clarkson traditionally keeps a high reputation in colloid science (now the term "nanoscience" is more frequently used). This special issue on Magnetic Nanoparticles is a good contribution for maintaining Clarkson's reputation in the area.”