Journal 2019 impact factors are now available


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2020 Journal Citation Reports have been published and the 2019 Impact Factors (IFs) for selected Wiley journals in the fields of Materials Science, Life Sciences, Polymers, and Physical Sciences are now available. Below are highlights from this year’s analysis.


Material science

Wiley’s flagship journal in materials science, Advanced materials, continued its growth for the thirteenth consecutive year with an IF of 27.398 (+ 6%). For 30 years, the journal has published cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and remains the community’s first choice for high impact publications.

Created in 2011 and with an IF of 25,245, Advanced energetic materials confirms its position as a leading forum for high quality research in energy recovery, conversion and storage.

Advanced functional materials arrived at an IF of 16.834 (+ 8%), another record for the journal, which publishes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in materials science, including nanotechnology, chemistry, physics and biology.

Advanced sciences expands its position as a premium open-access journal covering basic and applied research in materials science, physics, chemistry, medicine, life sciences and engineering. The journal’s FI of 15.84 demonstrates its importance as a platform for dynamic and innovative research.

Small methods received his first IF of 12,130. The journal focuses on cutting-edge advances in experimental techniques related to nanoscale and microscopic research in all areas of materials science, biomedical science, chemistry and physics.

With an IF of 11.459 (+ 6%), Small continues to be a high-quality journal covering a wide range of experimental and theoretical topics at the nano and micro scale.

Advanced optical materials received an IF of 8.286 (+ 16%), publishing groundbreaking discoveries and fundamental research in photonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, etc.

Advanced electronic materials achieved an FI of 6.593 this year (+ 4.5%), establishing its position as a premier destination for growing global scientific interest in materials with unique electronic and magnetic properties, key topics in materials science, device engineering and physics.

Advanced materials technologies received an IF of 5.969 (+ 11%), increasing its position as a forum for applied research on engineering materials. The journal specializes in the design, manufacture and integration of advanced devices, as well as technologies based on new materials, and aims to bridge the gap between laboratory and industry.

Advanced engineering materials received an IF of 3.217 (+ 10%), another record for the journal, nearly doubling its IF since 2014. The journal focuses on research into engineering materials and advanced manufacturing techniques.

Advanced theory and simulations received his first IF of 2,951, and focuses on the development and application of theoretical, modeling and simulation methods in the natural sciences and medicine.

International steel research received an FI of 1.810 (+ 19%). This journal provides a forum for advanced research in process metallurgy and metal forming, as well as materials engineering, with an emphasis on steel and the materials involved in the fabrication and processing of steel. .

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Health, environment and life sciences

Advanced health materials strengthens its position in biomaterials research with a new FI of 7.367 (+ 17%) and continues to cover high impact and early stage materials, devices and technologies to improve human health.

Advanced sustainable systems celebrates its first IF of 4.869. This interdisciplinary journal provides a forum for the development of sustainable technologies, systems, solutions and applications, all of which aim to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

World challenges is a new open access journal that aims to provide practical solutions to a wide range of current global challenges, such as sustainability, energy storage, food and water security, climate change and Environmental Protection. This year, the journal received its first IF of 4.306.

Solar RRL is pleased to share its first IF of 7.527, establishing dynamic and wide visibility of its original journals and research contributions in the field of photovoltaics, solar cells, photocatalysis and related topics.

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIRE) is a series of review and reference resources in the life, environmental, medical, physical and social sciences:

In computational biology / chemistry, Computational Molecular Sciences WIREs has a new FI of 16,778 (+ 106%), and in life and health sciences, Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology WIREs reached a new FI of 7.689 (+ 25%). RNA WIRES reached a new IF of 6.913 (+ 40%), and SON Biology and Systems Medicine reached a new IF of 4.275 (+ 21%).

In environmental sciences and sustainable development, Climate change has a new IF of 6.099, SON Water has a new IF of 4.451, and FILS Energy and Environment has a new IF of 2.922.

In data science and artificial intelligence, Data mining and knowledge discovery WIREs reached a new IF of 4.476 (+ 76%), the highest in journal history. SON Cognitive Sciences has a new IF of 2.880 and SON Developmental Biology has a new IF of 3.883.

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Polymer science

Macromolecular fast communications achieved a new IF of 4.886 (+ 20%), releasing original research in polymer science that spans disciplines such as chemistry, physics, materials science and life sciences. This year, the field of macromolecule science celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Macromolecular materials and engineering celebrates a new FI of 3,853 (+ 27%). This high-quality scientific journal on polymers is dedicated to the design, characterization, processing and application of advanced polymer materials.

With an IF increased by 3.416 (+ 18%) Macromolecular biosciences is proud to publish cutting-edge research at the intersection of polymers, materials, life sciences and medicine.

The Journal of Applied Polymer Science bridges the crucial gap between basic research and application. The journal continued to grow and saw its FI increase to 2,520 (+ 15%).

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Physical science

Lasers and Photonics Reviews received a gross-up FI of 10.655 (+ 18%). The journal publishes high-quality reviews and original research in photonics and laser physics, both theoretical and experimental.

From quantum science to 2D materials and fundamental constants, the vast scope and cutting edge research published in one of the world’s most renowned physics journals, Annalen der Physik, received an increased IF of 3.317.

The solid physical status (pss) The family continues to provide new and important results in all areas of solid and material physics, particularly in the rapidly expanding fields of spintronics, two-dimensional materials, topological matter, non-volatile memories and devices. solid physical state– applications and materials science and solid physical status b – basic solid state physics received new IFs increased by 1,759 (+ 9.5%) and 1,481 (+ 1.9%), respectively. The flagship newspaper of the family pss (RRL) – Quick search letters received a new IF of 2.291.

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