Materials Physics 2015 Impact Factors

by | Jun 18, 2015

Highlights from the materials physics section of the journal citation reports 2014.

The 2014 Impact Factor of Annalen der Physik strongly boosts to 3.048 (more than doubled from 1.483). Topics in the Wiley flagship journal for general physics span a broad range from fundamentals to applications. Highlights in 2012/13 are the special issue on Dark Matter (eds. M. Bartelmann and V. Springel) with several highly cited reviews and articles. Further top Review Articles came from Pierre Meystre on quantum optomechanics and from José W. Maluf on general relativity – a field approaching its 100th anniversary, with one of the key historic AdP articles published by Albert Einstein in 1916.


The ‘journal sprinter’ physica status solidi rapid research letters announces its new IF-2014 of 2.14. The journal is known to a broad professional audience for its fast reporting of important breakthroughs in physics and materials science. Among the highlights of 2012/2013 is undoubtedly a special issue on Topological Insulators guest-edited by Claudia Felser, Shoucheng Zhang, Binghai Yan, accompanied by the recent advances in the field of two-dimensional systems and solar-cell research:

Floquet topological insulators by  Jerome Cayssol, Balazs Dora, Ferenc Simon and Roderich Moessner (31 cites)

Low-temperature photoluminescence of oxide-covered single-layer MoS2 by G. Plechinger, F.-X. Schrettenbrunner, J. Eroms, D. Weiss, C. Schüller and T. Korn (30 cites)

Surface passivation of phosphorus-diffused n(+)-type emitters by plasma-assisted atomic-layer deposited Al2O3 by B. Hoex, M. C. M. van de Sanden, J. Schmidt, R. Brendel and W. M. M. Kessels (28 cites)


Key technological advances such as heat-assisted magnetic recording (Feature Article by Dieter Weller), organic semiconductors and LEDs (Review Articles by Moritz Riede and Wolfgang Brütting) as well as efficiency improvements of solar cells (Original Paper by Jonathan Grandidier) are among the most-cited articles in physica status solidi (a) – applications and materials science in 2013. Moreover, several special issues on nitride semiconductors and diamond have strongly contributed to a 2014 Impact Factor of 1.61.


physica status solidi (b) – basic solid state physics enjoyed the honor to publish Forty years of molecular electronics: Non-equilibrium heat and charge transport at the nanoscale by Justin Bergfield and Mark Ratner in the current IF time window. It also watched the review Binary copper oxide semiconductors: From materials towards devices by B. K. Meyer et al. heading for a rank among the “classics”, with over 55 citations to date, while the journal consolidated its 2014 Impact Factor at 1.48.


Laser & Photonics Reviews continues to be one of the top journals in the area of optics, laser technology and photonics. The journal, which received a 2014 Impact Factor of 8.00, publishes high-quality review articles, original papers and letters covering the current range of laser physics and photonics from recent breakthrough research to specific developments and novel applications. Among the most highly cited articles in 2012/13 are reviews on silicon microring resonators, Thermo-plasmonics: using metallic nanostructures as nano-sources of heat and Tilted fiber Bragg grating sensors.


The Wiley computational and theoretical chemistry portfolio continues to be appreciated as the go-to forum for reporting breakthroughs in the development and application of computational and modeling methods in chemistry, physics, biology and materials science.

The flagship Journal of Computational Chemistry (2014 impact factor: 3.58) remains one the reference journals in the field, publishing highlights from all aspects of computational chemistry: analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical, and materials.

Publishing reviews, overview, opinions and software updates, WIREs Computational Molecular Science has established itself as new forum to promote cross-disciplinary research on computational chemistry, biochemistry and materials science. Its all-time high 2014 impact factor of 11.88 is evidence of the high esteem in which this new journal is held by the research community.

The Int. Journal of Quantum Chemistry has an expanded scope to better reflect the broad interests of today’s quantum chemistry research community. Its growing 2014 impact factor of 1.43 (22.8% increase from 2013), and immediacy index of 0.959 (up 33.47% since last year) are clear indication that the new direction of the journal is well appreciated by the research community. Publishing an exciting mix of comprehensive reviews, instructive tutorials, visionary perspectives, and high-impact rapid communications and full papers, the Int. Journal of Quantum Chemistry features the gamut of the field of quantum chemistry, from theory to simulations to applications.


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