The Advanced family’s progress from strength to strength is evident from this year’s Journal Citation Report release. Materials science flagship Advanced Materials has leapt to new heights with a 2011 Impact Factor of 13.877, an increase of 28%, while Advanced Functional Materials made double digits for the first time at 10.179 (+ 20%).
New sister journal Advanced Energy Materials, launched in January 2011, has taken its first step towards joining the ranks of high-IF journals. With an inaugural Immediacy Index of 1.950, AEnM compares very favourably not just to subject journals, but also to several materials science heavyweights:
Advanced Energy Materials has established itself as a force to be reckoned with next year, when its first Impact Factor (for 2012) will be published by ISI. We are confident that with over 620 citations to its 161 papers of 2011 already accumulated in the first half of this year, Advanced Energy Materials will achieve its first IF in the high single digits with great potential for making double digits in subsequent years.
The enthusiasm with which the community has taken up Advanced Energy Materials is reflected by the quality of the publications – see for yourself below for some of the most popular articles from 2011:
Interdiffusion of PCBM and P3HT Reveals Miscibility in a Photovoltaically Active Blend
by 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
by Roar Sondergaard, Frederik C. Krebs et al.
Metal-Air Batteries with High Energy Density: Li-Air versus Zn-Air
by Jang-Soo Lee, Meilin Liu, Jaephil Cho et al.
Solvent-Annealed Crystalline Squaraine: PC70BM (1:6) Solar Cells
by Guodan Wei, Mark E. Thompson, Stephen R. Forrest et al.
Synthesis and Characterization of a Copolymer Based on Thiazolothiazole and Dithienosilole for Polymer Solar Cells
by Maojie Zhang, Yongfang Li et al.
All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Microbatteries: A Review of Various Three-Dimensional Concepts
by Jos F. M. Oudenhoven, Loïc Baggetto and Peter H. L. Notten
Graphene Based Materials: Enhancing Solar Energy Harvesting
by Chun Xian Guo, Guan Hong Guai and Chang Ming Li
Enhancement in Thermoelectric Figure-Of-Merit of an N-Type Half-Heusler Compound by the Nanocomposite Approach
by Giri Joshi, Gang Chen, Zhifeng Ren et al.
Semi-Solid Lithium Rechargeable Flow Battery
by Mihai Duduta, Yet-Ming Chiang et al.
Stable and Efficient Solid-State Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells Based on a Series of Hydrophobic Iridium Complexes
by Rubén D. Costa, Henk J. Bolink, Edwin C. Constable et al.
The editorial team expresses their heartfelt thanks to editorial advisory board members, authors and reviewers for making Advanced Energy Materials happen in such an exciting and gratifying way.