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Please find here a flyer describing the Special Issue “Multi-Functional Nanoparticles for Therapy and Diagnostics” in Nanomaterials Journal.

“Dear Colleagues,

Nanomedicine has reached an exceptional level of interest, due to the good results obtained in recent decades using several nanoparticles for the treatment of cancer or the detection of markers of a variety of diseases. Nevertheless, it is facing limitations in some applications due to the complexity of the biological media and cell biology, which can lead to reduced efficacy or selectivity as well as drug resistance, among other factors. However, such shortcomings can be overcome with the proper choice and combination of active components in the preparation of the nanostructures. These more complex nanosystems might contain different drugs, coatings, ligands, nucleic acids, or reporting molecules, which interact in a defined manner, increasing their effectiveness in the treatment and/or detection of maladies.

This special issue of Nanomaterials aims to compile a selection of original contributions and review articles where the combination of active components on the nanostructure can lead to significant improvements of the available systems for the treatment and/or detection of any disease.

Prof. Álvaro Somoza
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • smart nanoparticles
  • combined therapy
  • stimuli-responsive materials
  • sensing, multiplexing
  • theranostics
  • cancer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.