Awards at MDPI, November 6, 2015 13:08

To encourage further research, MDPI journals regularly offer awards to sponsor assistant professors, junior scientists, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to attend various conferences.

We are pleased to announce that four journals are currently offering Travel Awards and accepting applications for conferences in 2016. Visit our blog for more information: MDPI Blog

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Membership Established with the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg, October 2, 2015 14:29

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Regensburg, Germany

Primary authors from the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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IJMS Junior Scientists Travel Awards 2016, September 3, 2015 03:51

We are pleased to inform you that we will be awarding “IJMS Junior Scientists Travel Awards” to five Assistant Professors, postdoctoral students or PhD students to assist them in attending international conferences in 2016. For more information, please go directly to the IJMS Junior Scientists Travel Awards 2016 page and submit the applications to us ().

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Comments from Editorial Board Members:, June 25, 2015 08:22

"The increase in the impact factor for IJMS illustrates the importance of the Journal amongst the science community. Such a significant increase means that IJMS is regarded as one of the most important vehicles for communicating scientific advancements and credit is due to the tremendous effort of the editorial team, reviewers and above all to the authors for providing such insightful research papers. I am proud to be associated with such a premium international journal in molecular sciences."

By Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan (Section Chair of: Bioactives and Nutraceuticals)

"I was delighted to see the increase, and my strong feeling is that it shall continue to do so given the combination of an excellent management a production staff and engaged editors. I look forward to us breaking the "3-barrier" next year."

By Prof. Dr. Ian Nicholls (Section Chair of: Molecular Recognition)

"I got it and this is great news. Congratulations."

By Prof. Dr. Stephen Bustin (Section Chair of: Molecular Diagnostic)

"Congratulation! You are more than welcome! Wish the best to the future development of the Journal!"

By Prof. Dr. Fan-Gang Tseng (Guest Editor of: Single Cell Analysis in Biotechnology and Systems Biology)

"First please receive my sincere congratulations for the new IF of the journal. I wish you and the journal good continuation for better records in the future. I hope to be able to contribute to this direction."

By Prof. Dr. Sotiris Hadjikakou (Guest Editor of Special Issue: Recent Advances in Metal Based Drugs)

"This is indeed a great news. Our journal will grow stably."

By Dr. Jianhua Zhu (Editors Broad Member of: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)

"Thank you for your email. I'm really glad to know the increased impact factor of our journal. Actually I've put much efforts in it with handling large volume of manuscripts."

By Dr. William Chi-shing Cho (Editors Broad Member of: Molecular Pathology)

"I am very happy for increasing of IJMS impact factor and I am very proud of this since feeling I was part of this achievement with my continuous contribution either as Editor, Contributor, Referee!"

By Dr. Mihai V. Putz (Editors Broad Member of: Physical Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry)

"Thanks for the email and for good news on the higher impact factor. That is a good news and shows that the journal is now gaining in popularity in its field. Hopefully in the next 12 months it will have an IF > 3."

By Dr. Terrence Piva (Editors Broad Member of: Molecular Pathology)

"It is actually a very good new. I am happy that also my efforts have contributed to reach this result. I also would like to express my gratitude for allowing me to share this exciting challenge."

By Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino (Editors Broad Member of: Bioactives and Nutraceuticals)

"Thank you very much for the excellent news and success of IJMS. It has been a pleasure to contribute and collaborate with the Journal and hope to keep been useful for the Editorial Team."

By Prof. Dr. Guillermo T. Sáez (Guest Editor of: DNA Damage and Repair in Degenerative Diseases 2014)

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Updated Impact Factor for IJMS – 2.862, June 19, 2015 18:12


We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS). According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for IJMS is 2.862. It has risen from 2.339 in the previous year (+22%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.983. IJMS now ranks 134/289 (Q2) in the category ‘Biochemistry & Molecular Biology’ and 45/155 (Q2) in in the category ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’.

Evolution of the IJMS Impact Factor:

Evolution of citations to IJMS:

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