2015 impact factors in the life sciences

by | Jun 13, 2016

This year's life sciences impact factors have been announced.

Molecular Nutrition & Food Research (MNF) is proud to announce yet another excellent impact factor of 4.55. The journal has firmly established itself as a premier-quality platform for publications at the intersection of nutrition, food science, microbiology, oncology and immunology. MNF holds the #1 position as best primary research journal in its ISI category for the 7th year in a row.

The following highly cited articles have contributed to new impact factor:

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a DYRK1A inhibitor, rescues cognitive deficits in Down syndrome mouse models and in humans by Rafael De la Torre et al.

Review of recent data on the metabolism, biological effects, and toxicity of resveratrol in humans by Charles-Henry Cottart et al.

PROTEOMICS  publishes on all aspects of applications and technologies in proteomics and other “omics” including genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and lipidomics and their integration. The new, shiny ISI Impact Factor is 4.08. Some of the most cited papers contributing to this include:

Comet: An open-source MS/MS sequence database search tool

Proteomics, transcriptomics and lipidomics of exosomes and ectosomes

Quantitative measurements of N-linked glycoproteins in human plasma by SWATH-MS

PROTEOMICS – Clinical Applications has developed into a key source of information in the field of applying proteomics to the study of human disease and translation to the clinic. The new ISI Impact Factor is 2.96.

Proteomic workflow for analysis of archival formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded clinical samples to a depth of 10 000 proteins

Cathepsin B: Multiple roles in cancer

Imaging mass spectrometry: A new tool for pathology in a molecular age

The European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology covers the whole spectrum of lipid science and technology including food science and technology, processing, biomedical topics, all flavours of chemistry, analytics etc.,  and the most prominent citation contributors to the newly released ISI Impact Factor, which is 1.95, were:

External factors affecting polymorphic crystallization of lipids

Very long chain omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids and human health

The thiol-ene (click) reaction for the synthesis of plant oil derived polymers

Glycerol hydrogenolysis into propanediols using in situ generated hydrogen – A critical review

Biotechnology Journal is a broad-scope monthly journal covering all aspects of biotechnology, with a particular focus on Systems and Synthetic Biology, Nanobiotech, and Medicine. Its new impact factor is 3.78. The journal is published in liaison with AFOB, ESBES and EBSA. Start exploring the journal by accessing our most popular articles:

Cell-free metabolic engineering: Biomanufacturing beyond the cell by Quentin M. Dudley, Ashty S. Karim and Michael C. Jewett

Minimal genome: Worthwhile or worthless efforts toward being smaller? by Donghui Choe, Suhyung Cho, Sun Chang Kim and Byung-Kwan Cho

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering of CHO cell factories: Application and perspectives by Jae Seong Lee, Lise Marie Grav,  Nathan E. Lewis and Helene Faustrup Kildegaard

The journal CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water is a platform for significant publications in the areas of environmental safety and sustainability. The importance of sustainability and/or green solutions is also reflected by the most cited paper: Phosphorus Sorption and Availability from Biochars and Soil/Biochar Mixtures.

The journal Engineering in Life Sciences integrates innovations in technology and basic biology.  It provides an interdisciplinary forum to support innovation in

  • Biotechnological production systems
  • Bioprocess engineering (upstream and downstream processing)
  • Applications in the production of chemicals, food and pharmaceuticals, biofuels as well as biomedicine.

Engineering in Life Sciences reached an impactor of 2.12 which confirms its strong position in the Life Science engineering community.

STARCH journal has announced an impact factor of 1.52. The journal aims to be the premier point of reference for modern carbohydrate related research and knowledge, having evolved from a focus on traditional processing of starches and their industrial applications. Apart from this, a special focus is currently put on the role of starch AND non-starch carbohydrates in nutrition more generally as well as in health and disease (including pharmaceutical formulations).

Starch blends and their physicochemical properties by J. Waterschoot, S. V. Gomand, E. Fierens et al.

An impact factor of 5.76 reinforces the position of Advanced Healthcare Materials as premier biomedical materials journals. Dedicated to publishing the best materials science research that aims to promote of human health, Advanced Healthcare Materials publishes cutting-edge research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, bioelectronics and implantable devices, imaging and diagnostic tools, drug-delivery systems, and a variety of other aspects of materials science in medicine and biotechnology, for example:

Harnessing the Multifunctionality in Nature: A Bioactive Agent Release System with Self-Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory Properties by Philippe Lavalle and co-workers

Biocompatible Enzymatic Roller Pens for Direct Writing of Biocatalytic Materials: “Do-it-Yourself” Electrochemical Biosensors by Joseph Wang and co-workers