Last week Thomson Reuters released their new Journal Citation Reports, including the latest Impact Factors*, containing significant increases for Elsevier's materials science journals.
"These changes represent the effort and support of the materials science community."Stewart Bland, Editor, Materials Today
In response to these positive developments, Deborah Logan, Publishing Director of Elsevier's materials science journals commented, "Materials science, and its related disciplines, has long been at the forefront of addressing some of the major needs and challenges of our global society. Journals play an important part in sharing knowledge and understanding of this most exciting area of science, and we are delighted to see recognition of the hard work and commitment of all our authors, editors, and reviewers through these inspiring results."
- Increasing to an Impact Factor (IF) of 18.432, Nano Today retains its position as the 2nd highest ranked journal in the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology category, and is now joined in the top 10 by Nano Energy with an excellent first IF of 10.211.
- These Nanotechnology titles join Progress in Materials Science (25.870) Materials Science and Engineering: Reports (11.789), Materials Today (increasing 80% to 10.850), and Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science (increasing 30% to 7.167) in the top 20 Multidisciplinary Materials Science titles.
- With a new IF of 26.854, Progress in Polymer Science retains its position as the leading Polymer Science journal; with Polymer (3.766), the European Polymer Journal (3.242) and Reactive and Functional Polymers (2.822) all maintaining their places in the top 20 Polymer Science journals.
- Biomaterials remains the number 1 journal in the field of Biomaterials, with a 9% increase to 8.312, just ahead of Acta Biomaterialia at number 3 (5.684) and Materials Science and Engineering C (2.736) at number 15.
- Acta Materialia (3.940), Corrosion Science (3.686), and Scripta Materialia (2.968) take the top 3 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering spots, and are joined by Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2.726), Materials Science and Engineering A (2.409), Intermetallics (2.119), and International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials (1.764) in the top 10.
“I am delighted to see such increases in the standings of both Materials Today and the larger family of Elsevier titles." said Dr Stewart Bland, Editor of Materials Today. "These changes represent the effort and support of the materials science community, as researchers working together as authors, reviewers and editors to explain and share the fundamentals of materials science in an accessible and informative way.”
You can find all the latest Impact factors for journals in the Materials Today family, as well as links to their individual journal homepages, by visiting the Journals page.
* © Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2014