2016 Journal Impact Factors released

Following the release of the 2016 Journal Impact Factors (Clarivate Analytics, 2017), Elsevier's Materials Today family are happy to report another year of strong results; including the flagship Materials Today journal, which rose to 21.695, becoming the #5 ranked journal in the 'Materials Science, Multidiscplinary' category.

Significant increases were also announced for Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science (6.938, +35.7%), Nano Today (13.157, +32.8%), Cement & Concrete Composites (3.399, +25.5%), Composites Part B (3.850, +22.8%) and Diamond and Related Materials (2.561, +20.5%).

Other highlights include top rankings of family journals in several categories, including Biomaterials (8.387, #1 'Materials Science, Biomaterials' category), Journal of the European Ceramic Society (3.411, #1 'Materials Science, Ceramics' category), Ceramics International (2.986, #2 'Materials Science, Ceramics' category), Applied Surface Science (3.387, #1 'Materials Science, Coatings & Films' category), Composites Science And Technology (4.873, #1 'Materials Science, Composites' category), Progress In Polymer Science (25.766, #1 'Polymer Science' category).

Scroll down for more highlights, or visit the journals page to see all the new Journal Impact Factors.

“I am delighted with the general increase of impact indicators within the portfolio,” commented Dr Christiane Barranguet, Publishing Director for materials science journals at Elsevier. “The growth in impact factors mirrors the trust the community have placed in the family. By actively listening to, and interpreting, researcher needs while disseminating an ever increasing amount of cutting edge content in emerging areas,  we feel closer to our goal of becoming the natural home for materials scientists by connecting the materials community.”

Speaking of the flagship title, co-Editor in Chief, Prof Jun Lou (Rice University) commented, "After becoming a full-fledged journal, accepting the most exciting original research papers in addition to review articles and comments, we are delighted to see the latest impact factor reach a new high. We believe that with the strong support of researchers in the materials community, Materials Today will achieve its goal of becoming the most prominent forum for researchers spanning materials science to share their most impactful results."

For a more rounded view of journal performance, alternative metrics should be considered alongside the Impact Factor. CiteScore, SNIP and SJR metrics, are available freely online.

To browse all journals in the Materials Today family and view impact factors, visit the journal page.

Journal Journal Impact Factor
Progress in Materials Science 31.140
Materials Science & Engineering R-Reports 29.280
Progress in Polymer Science 25.766
Materials Today 21.695
Nano Today 17.476
Nano Energy 12.343
Biomaterials 8.402
Biosensors & Bioelectronics 7.780
Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science 6.938
Journal of Power Sources 6.395
Carbon 6.337
Acta Biomaterialia 6.319
Journal of Membrane Science    6.035
Nanomedicine-Nanotechnology Biology and Medicine 5.720
International Journal of Plasticity 5.702
Acta Materialia                 5.301
Corrosion Science 5.245
Composites Science and Technology 4.873