Critics Worry About a Proliferation of Nanoscience Journals; 'Nature' Tries a New Form of Peer Review

SMALL IS BIG: Scientific publishers see green when they look into the future of nanotechnology. Governments and businesses around the world are pouring some $10-billion into the field each year, and the number of papers in nanoscience is growing exponentially — from just a handful in 1990 to more than 25,000 in 2005. So it's no surprise that there is a baby boom of nanoscience journals. This year publishers will give birth to at least four titles, including one from the industry