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Thomson ISI today released the 2011 Journal Citation Report impact factors, and here is a selection of highlights from the materials science field.
After the 2010 IF’s 30% leap to 10.880, Advanced Materials posted another strong performance, jumping 28% to 13.877. Interdisciplinarity remains the journal’s forte: listed in six different topic categories by ISI – a rarity worldwide – Advanced Materials stands for successfully bringing researchers together from materials science, chemistry, physics, biosciences, engineers, and, increasingly, also medical research and electronics, as can be seen from the most cited articles from the past few years:
- Polymer-Fullerene Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells, by Christoph J. Brabec and co-workers
- For the Bright Future-Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiency of 7.4% by Yongye Liang, Gang Li, and Luping Yu
- Redox-Based Resistive Switching Memories – Nanoionic Mechanisms, Prospects, and Challenges, by Rainer Waser et al.
Other top materials science journals rated highly this year included Nature Materials (32.841), Nano Letters (13.198), and ACS Nano (10.774). Chemistry of Materials increased 14% to 7.286, while the Journal of Materials Chemistry increased 17% to 5.968.
Advanced Functional Materials reinforces its standing as a leading full-paper general materials science journal with a 20% increase to 10.179. This is the second straight year with a double-digit percentage increase, thanks to highly cited articles like:
- Nanoscale Phase Separation and High Photovoltaic Efficiency in Solution-Processed, Small-Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells, by Thuc-Quyen Nguyen et al.
- A Graphene Nanoprobe for Rapid, Sensitive, and Multicolor Fluorescent DNA Analysis, by Chunhai Fan et al.
- The Energy of Charge-Transfer States in Electron Donor-Acceptor Blends: Insight into the Energy Losses in Organic Solar Cells, by Rene Janssen et al.
With an increased Impact Factor of 8.349 (a 14% increase), Small continues to be a top forum for scientific research on the nano- and microscale at the interface of materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, medicine, and biology. “Our readers have come to expect the very best standards in Small and I would like to thank our authors, referees, and Editorial Advisory Board members whose efforts have helped us achieve this tremendous result,” says Editor-in-Chief Jose Oliveira.
The Advanced family’s progress from strength to strength is also evident for new sister journal Advanced Energy Materials. With an inaugural Immediacy Index of 1.950, comparable to Advanced Materials (2.155), Advanced Functional Materials (1.514), and Small (1.221), it has established itself as a force to be reckoned with next year, when its first Impact Factor will be published by ISI. Advanced Energy Materials published much good research in the past year – here are some of the most popular articles:
- Interdiffusion of PCBM and P3HT Reveals Miscibility in a Photovoltaically Active Blend, Neil D. Treat, Edward J. Kramer, Craig J. Hawker, Michael L. Chabinyc et al.
- Fabrication of Polymer Solar Cells Using Aqueous Processing for All Layers Including the Metal Back Electrode, Roar Sondergaard, Frederik C. Krebs et al.
- Metal-Air Batteries with High Energy Density: Li-Air versus Zn-Air, Jang-Soo Lee, Meilin Liu, Cho, Jaephil Cho et al.
Advanced Engineering Materials’ new Impact Factor of 1.185 shows its premier position in materials engineering. Supported by well-known societies including DGM, SF2M and SVMT the journal publishes important developments in engineering topics as diverse as high temperature materials, cellular materials, nondestructive testing, biomedical materials and simulation.
Now in its 83rd year of publishing, Steel Research International has seen yet another rise in Impact Factor 0.733, a 61% increase. The journal is these days renowned for its high selectivity, rapid publication times and, as of this year, its redesigned format and full cover graphics.
The American Ceramic Society’s flagship title, the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, remains one of the top journals in the field of ceramic materials science research. The continued increase in their 2011 Impact Factor, to 2.272, further solidifies the Journal as the source of top quality research spanning the diverse segments of the ceramics field. The science published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society has long-lasting appeal to the scientists, engineers and students who read the journal and cite papers over the course of many years, as is evident by the fact that they continue to have the highest 5-year Impact Factor in the Materials Science-Ceramics category.
Materials Impact Factors
- Nature Materials: 32.841
- Nature Nanotechnology: 27.270
- Advanced Materials: 13.877
- Nano Letters: 13.198
- ACS Nano: 10.774
- Advanced Functional Materials: 10.179
- Steel Research International: +61%
- Advanced Materials: +28%
- Advanced Functional Materials: +20%
- Journal of Materials Chemistry: +17%