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nanoHUB.org now serves over 280,000 users annually. These computational scientists, experimentalists, educators, and students benefit from over 4,200 resources by over 1000 contributors who publish on nanoHUB. Our contributors (authors) benefit tremendously from publishing on nanoHUB. How do they benefit, and how might you benefit similarly?

As a prospective nanoHUB contributor, consider the following: nanoHUB delivers a large audience to you, and your work will have the immediacy of the top journals on the day you publish. Our website lets you publish simulation tools and seminars, materials for which traditionally you could not publish widely or at all and, thus, could not benefit from readily. In addition to providing access to a vast audience and the immediacy of your materials, nanoHUB delivers usage data on your content you can use to assess the impact of your materials. This information includes your work's impact as seen in scientific literature. The Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) finds citations to all nanoHUB content (over 1000 to date) and links papers that refer to your items directly to the page describing your material. These visible connections allow all to see your growing citation network. NCN also maps citation information into social network charts to further show how your materials are being used. Information on the impact of your work is available in various downloadable forms to help you prepare your own documents that tell the quantitative story of your success to others. Finally, nanoHUB users provide reviews, ratings, questions and answers, and wishes for your content items. This broad feedback can prove invaluable.

For graduate students thinking about publishing on nanoHUB, your research can now appear not just on the static pages of research publications, but also, your tools and data can be published in a form that others can immediately use. By the time you complete your PhD and look for full-time employment, you may have thousands using your simulation tool(s) for research and education. This certainly helps with interviews in industry as well as in academia.

For faculty, usage data on your nanoHUB publications can help you demonstrate accomplished impact and a proven, realistic program of research and/or educational efforts. Writing nanoHUB into your proposals for future work, then, lends uncommon strength to your claim to have a credible and diverse outreach plan. Additionally, nanoHUB can be a tremendous educational tool for your classes.

Contributing an online presentation, a downloadable item, or an animation to nanoHUB is simple and automated. Developing and deploying a tool is a little bit more complicated, but our 320+ existing tools are proof that it is more than possible. People with a variety of skill levels have been able to make all types on contributions to nanoHUB.org. For example, NCN has had summer undergraduate researchers create graphical user interfaces for simulation tools (e.g., Matteo Mannino, Xufeng Wang), graduate students deploy their Ph.D. work (e.g., Neophytos Neophytou), post-docs and research faculty upload larger scale research codes (e.g., Shaikh Ahmed, Mathieu Luisier), faculty publish their research codes (e.g., Ashraful Alam, John Shumway), and faculty publish their classes (e.g., Supriyo Datta, Vladimir Shalaev) all on nanoHUB.

Simulation tool authors can host only their executable on nanoHUB, or they can release the code as open source. For "and more" content authors, we suggest publishing using the Creative Commons license.

So go ahead! Start to share and publish on nanoHUB. You can begin by visiting "Resources => Upload", or by following the shortcuts below. Once you have started a contribution, you can interrupt your work and resume it later through "My HUB."

How and Why

nanoHUB.org, a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.