Physics impact factors 2015

by | Jun 13, 2016

This year's impact factors in physics have been released.

Physica status solidi RRL: rapid research letters celebrates a solid impact factor increase to 2.58 (+20% vs. IF 2014) this year. The established topics of the journal include but are not limited to solar cells and photovoltaics, topological insulators, semiconductor nanowires, two-dimensional materials, optoelectronic applications, etc. We are glad to showcase our citation record-holders below and particularly welcome high-quality submissions in the view of the journal’s upcoming 10th anniversary in 2017:

Compositional investigation of potassium doped Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells with efficiencies up to 20.8% by Philip Jackson, Dimitrios Hariskos, Roland Wuerz, Wiltraud Wischmann and Michael Powalla (200 cites)

Floquet topological insulators by Jerome Cayssol, Balazs Dora, Ferenc Simon and Roderich Moessner (53 cites)

III–V nanowire photovoltaics: Review of design for high efficiency by R. R. LaPierre, A. C. E. Chia, S. J. Gibson, C. M. Haapamaki, J. Boulanger, R. Yee, P. Kuyanov, J. Zhang, N. Tajik, N. Jewell and K. M. A. Rahman (46 cites)

physica status solidi (a) – applications and materials science further improves its Impact Factor to 1.65. 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 the current IF time window. Special issues such as Advanced Concepts for Silicon Based Photovoltaics, Emerging Semiconducting Oxides and Advanced Thermoelectrics: From Materials to Devices have strongly contributed to this result.

In physica status solidi (b) – basic solid state physics the Special Issues Semiconductor Spintronics  and Ferroic Glasses: Magnetic, Polar and Strain Glass entered the time window for this impact factor, and the journal raised its score to 1.52. Major citation counts registered to review topics such as heat and charge transport at the molecular scale (J. P. Bergfield and M. A. Ratner), transport in organic semiconductors  (S. D. Baranovskii), and in topological insulators (G. Tkachov and E. M. Hankiewicz), metal-organic frameworks (Rochus Schmid et al.), and  quantum phase transitions (Qimiao Si and Silke Paschen). Original Papers on auxetic materials (A. A. Pozniak and K. W. Wojciechowski), and generally on low-dimensional Carbon as well as oxide and nitride semiconductors receive much attention. pss (b) also continues to observe busy traffic on methodology advances, particularly for the computational prediction of solid state matter as in, e. g., Lambda transitions in materials science: Recent advances in CALPHAD and first-principles modelling.

After the doubling in 2014, the 2015 Impact Factor of Annalen der Physik has increased by another 13% to 3.44. Topics in the Wiley flagship journal for general physics cover a broad range from fundamentals to applications. Highly cited Review Articles were provided by Pierre Meystre on quantum optomechanics, José W. Maluf on general relativity, and Sebastian Schmidt on circuit QED lattices. Further highlights from 2013/14 are the special issue on Ultrafast Phenomena on the Nanoscale and the Perspectives & Views contribution from a collaboration led by Babette Döbrich on the quest for axions and other light particles.

Our publication Fortschritte der Physik – Progress of Physics has reached an Impact Factor of 3.99 (an impressive rise of 63%). The journal has a particular focus on highly relevant areas of fundamental science such as black holes, quantum field and string theories as well as elementary particle physics where it published a successful special issue on the hot topic of Flavor Symmetries and Neutrino Oscillations.

Laser & Photonics Reviews continues to be one of the top journals in the area of optics, laser technology and photonics. The journal, which received an Impact Factor of 7.49, 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 2013/14 are reviews on Thermo-plasmonics: using metallic nanostructures as nano-sources of heat, Optical waveguides in crystalline dielectric materials produced by femtosecond- laser micromachining  and Tilted fiber Bragg grating sensors.

The Wiley computational and theoretical chemistry portfolio grows stronger 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 (impact factor: 3.65) and the high impact review journal WIREs Computational Molecular Science (impact factor: 10.23) confirm their roles among the top journals in the field, publishing highlights from all aspects of theoretical and computational chemistry: analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical, and materials.

With an impact factor of 2.18 (53% increase from 2014) the relaunched International Journal of Quantum Chemistry highlights the gamut of today’s quantum chemistry. IJQC reports research of urgency, significance and broad interest to the theoretical and computational chemistry communities.

Selected articles published in the Wiley Computational & Theoretical Chemistry journals in 2015 (Free to Read):

The algebraic diagrammatic construction scheme for the polarization propagator for the calculation of excited states by Dreuw and M. Wormit

Implementation of a graphical user interface for the virtual multifrequency spectrometer: The VMS-Draw tool by Licari, A. Baiardi, M. Biczysko, F. Egidi, C. Latouche, and V. Barone

Intrinsic reaction coordinate: Calculation, bifurcation, and automated search by Maeda, Y. Harabuchi, Y. Ono, T. Taketsugu, and K.Morokuma