Nano Today has received a record high impact factor of 18.432 in 2013, up from 17.689 in 2012, according to the Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters last month. The scientific journal is one of the highest impact publications across nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials science and chemistry.
The journal ranks 2nd among 73 journals in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology category, 4th out of 251 journals in Materials Science (Multidisciplinary), and 5th out of 148 journals in Chemistry (Multidisciplinary). Nano Today is also the only Asia-based journal among the top 5 journals in these disciplines.
“Nano Today is committed towards furthering the latest advances in the multidisciplinary field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and I am delighted that it is recognized for publishing high-impact and high-quality articles. The journal’s high citation illustrates the importance of our papers in this competitive, rapidly evolving field. I would like to thank our readers, authors, reviewers, Editorial Advisory Board and our Managing Editor Noreena AbuBakar for their strong support and contributions to the journal’s success,” said Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today, who is also the Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore.
Through its unique mix of review articles, rapid communications, the latest research news, and information on key developments, Nano Today provides comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, highlighting its broad range of applications in biology, medicine, sensing, diagnostics, imaging, electronics, energy, environment, chemistry and catalysis. Its impact factor has been steadily increasing from 5.929 in 2007 to 18.432 in 2013, since successfully transitioning from a magazine to a journal format in 2009 under the editorial leadership of Professor Ying.
“This excellent result is a reflection of the commitment and energy shown by Jackie and the editorial team in pursuing the very best papers for the journal. I’d like to thank and congratulate all of the authors, reviewers, and of course Jackie and her team, with this outstanding achievement,” said Marina Soares e Silva, Publisher for Nano Today, Materials Science Journals, Elsevier.
The journal, Elsevier and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have also been organizing a biennial Nano Today conference series since 2009. The conference has now become a major international forum for the exchange of research ideas and findings in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The last conference was held in December 2013 in Singapore with 450 participants, and the next conference will be held in Dubai on December 6-10, 2015 (www.nanotoday-conference.com).
The Journal Citation Reports® is an annual publication by Thomson Reuters. The 2014 edition provides citations data for articles published in 2012 and 2013, and included more than 10,900 journals in 232 disciplines and 83 countries. The impact factor for each journal is determined based on the number of times an average article is cited during the previous two years, and these data are then complied into ranked lists of journals per discipline.
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