2010 Impact Factors in Materials Science Announced!

by | Jun 28, 2011

The ISI have released their 2010 impact factors - we give you the materials science breakdown.



The new ISI Impact Factors have been released, and it’s been another great year in materials science. We’re pleased to present some of the highlights, hot off the press, here on Materials Views.

The Impact Factor for Advanced Materials increased 30%, to 10.857, clearly reaffirming the quality of the journal and the service it provides to the interdisciplinary materials science community, chemists, physicists, bioscientists and engineers.

AM is one of the few journals worldwide to be listed by ISI in six different topic categories, clearly demonstrating its strong interdisciplinary approach, and the journal is highly rated in all six.

On hearing of the increased Impact Factor, Peter Gregory, Editor in Chief of AM, said, “It is gratifying that the authors in the journal receive citations and recognition from across the scientific spectrum. This shows that we continue to compare favorably with top subject-specific journals, such as Physical Review Letters (7.621), JACS (9.019), and Angewandte Chemie (12.730), in attracting the best authors and papers. My thanks go the hard-working referees, the editorial advisory board, and of course the editorial team in Germany, the US, and China.”

The Impact Factor for Advanced Functional Materials increased nearly 21% to 8.486, confirming its leading position publishing full papers on all aspects of materials science, from photovoltaics to biomaterials to nanotechnology.

The most-cited Advanced Functional Materials paper in the period measured by the 2010 Impact Factor came from Yang Yang’s group at UCLA, examining the effect of solvent mixtures on phase separation in polymer solar cells. In fact, five of the top ten most cited papers covered solar cells, while three were on graphene.

“Advanced Functional Materials continues to be a top choice of the materials science community, always known for its quality and more recently for its speed of publication for a full paper journal. I’m pleased with this result and thank the authors, reviewers, and readers who contribute to the journal,” said Dave Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief.

With an increased Impact Factor of 7.333, Small continues to be the top forum for scientific research on the nano- and microscale. “Our readers have high expectations. Our authors and referees ensure that they are never disappointed,” says Editor-in-Chief Jose Oliveira.

Chemical Vapor Deposition continues to be the journal of choice for interdisciplinary research relating to all aspects of vapor deposition and related techniques, critical for applications in semiconductor technologies, functional coatings and nanotechnology. Now with an Impact Factor of 1.804, the journal has consolidated its strong position in the Materials Science: Coatings and Films category.

The Impact Factor for Advanced Engineering Materials increased to 1.738, confirming its respectable position publishing papers and reviews on all aspects of materials science and engineering, from light metal alloys or severe plastic deformation to porous materials and biomaterials.

The most-cited Advanced Engineering Materials paper in the period measured by the 2010 Impact Factor came from J.F. Mano’s group, reviewing stimuli-responsive polymeric systems for biomedical applications. This was followed by reviews of Sylvain Deville (France) and the international team of L.P. Lefebvre, J. Banhart and D.C. Dunand (Canada, Germany, USA) onporous ceramics and metals.

“Advanced Engineering Materials continues to be a top choice of the materials science and engineering community. I’m pleased with this result and thank the authors, reviewers, and readers who contribute to the journal. This would not be possible without the various materials societies (DGM, SF2M, SVMT and Mat. Australia) supporting the journal,“ said Jörn Ritterbusch, Editor-in-Chief.

The increased Impact Factor for Steel Research International (0.453), combined with its reputation for robust and rapid peer review, confirms this journal to be the top choice for steel and steel-related materials, favored by researchers in academia and industry alike.

The most-cited papers in the period measured by the 2010 Impact Factor include topics as diverse as thixoforming, advanced numerical techniques, and physical metallurgy.

Tim Adams, Editor of Steel Research International, said “The increase is Impact Factor is great news and I thank all our authors and reviewers for their high quality contributions. This has already been an exceptional year and we look forward to reporting more of the latest advances in steel research.”