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Call for Papers: Special issue of Nanotechnology Law & Business: Researching Nanotechnology in the Private Sector

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Nanotechnology Law & Business (NLB) is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the legal, business, and policy aspects of small scale technologies. NLB provides valuable expert insights and analysis for all professionals involved in these fast-developing fields. The journal is aimed at a broad and interdisciplinary audience of nanotechnology executives, entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys, regulatory analysts, academics, and policy makers involved in small scale technologies.

An upcoming edition of the journal will be developed in collaboration with the NSF-funded Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU), and will focus on social, legal, and humanistic research on nanotechnology in the private sector. This special issue will be guest edited by Drs Noela Invernizzi (Federal University of Parana, Brazil) and Sarah R Davies (CNS-ASU) to showcase contemporary research on private sector nanotechnology innovation and development. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, treatments of:

  • Innovation, publication, and patent analysis;
  • Opinion polls of private sector actors;
  • Discussion of and research on workforce issues;
  • Contemporary legal frameworks concerning EHS and IP;
  • How ethical, legal and societal implications of nanotechnology are dealt with in the private sector;
  • Studies of responsible innovation;
  • The constitution of emergent corporate self-regulation;
  • CSR and nanotechnology;
  • Meta-industries: consultancy, legal services, and PR in nano-business.

Submission procedure
Those interested in participating in this special issue should submit papers to Noela Invernizzi ( by 30th April 2012. Articles should be no longer than 8,000 words in length, including references, and should use the Chicago footnotes style of referencing.

Please address any queries to the editors at or