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Latest Impact Factors from Materials Science Journals

Latest Impact Factors from Materials Science Journals

We are pleased to bring you the latest Impact Factors from Elsevier's Materials Science journals. Highlights include...

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Progress In Polymer Science

2007 Impact Factor
WAS
12.809

2008 Impact Factor
NOW
16.819

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Materials Today

2008 Impact Factor
NOW
12.929

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Nano Today

2007 Impact Factor
WAS
5.929

2008 Impact Factor
NOW
8.795

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Carbon

2007 Impact Factor
WAS
4.260

2008 Impact Factor
NOW
4.373

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Listed by highest Impact Factor
Journal Title2008 Impact Factor
Progress In Materials Science18.132
Materials Science & Engineering R-Reports12.619
Biomaterials6.646
Acta Materialia3.729
Acta Biomaterialia: Structure - Property - Function Relationships3.727
Polymer3.331
Current Opinions In Solid State And Materials Science2.976
Scripta Materialia2.887
Composites Science And Technology2.533
Polymer Degradation And Stability2.320
Corrosion Science2.293
European Polymer Journal2.143
Diamond And Related Materials2.092
Reactive & Functional Polymers2.039
Intermetallics2.034
Synthetic Metals1.962
Composites Part A-Applied Science And Manufacturing1.951
Materials Science & Engineering C-Biomimetic And Supramolecular Systems1.812
Materials Research Bulletin1.812
Materials Science And Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microst1.806
Materials Letters1.748
Polymer Testing1.736
Journal Of The European Ceramic Society1.580
Materials Science And Engineering B-Solid State Materials For Advanced Tech1.577
Computational Materials Science1.549
Cement And Concrete Research1.549
Calphad-Computer Coupling Of Phase Diagrams And Thermochemistry1.530
Journal Of Alloys And Compounds1.510
Journal Of Nuclear Materials1.501
Composites Part B-Engineering1.481
Composite Structures1.454
Progress In Organic Coatings1.375
Ceramics International1.369
Cement & Concrete Composites1.312
Materials Characterization1.225
International Journal Of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials1.221
Superlattices And Microstructures1.211
Materials Science In Semiconductor Processing1.158
Materials & Design1.107
Progress in Natural Science0.535

Calculating Impact Factors

WHAT IS AN IMPACT FACTOR?
The journal impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The impact factor helps you evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when you compare it to others in the same field. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the current year to articles published in the two previous years by the total number of articles published in the two previous years.

Using Journal X as an example:
Cites in 2007 to articles published in:2006
2005
Sum
= 1266
= 1643
= 2909
Number of articles published in:2006
2005
Sum
= 352
= 364
= 716
Calculation:Total cites to articles
published in 2005 and 2006
2909= 4.063
Number of articles
published in 2005 and 2006
716

The 2007 Impact Factor for Journal X is 4.063