We are pleased to report an increased Impact Factor for Materials for 2012. According to the newly released 2012 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2013), the new Impact Factor for Materials is 2.247. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.338. Materials now ranks 54/234 (Q1) in the category 'Materials Science, Multidisciplinary'.
Evolution of the Materials Impact Factor since 2011:
Evolution of citations to Materials since 2008:
With the start of 2013, Materials is instituting an annual award to recognize outstanding papers related to materials science and engineering that meet the high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the first “Materials Best Paper Award” for 2013. Nominations were solicited from the Editorial Board members, with all papers published in 2009 eligible for consideration.
1st prize: Camilla Fredriksson, My Hedhammar, Ricardo Feinstein, Kerstin Nordling, Gunnar Kratz, Jan Johansson, Fredrik Huss and Anna Rising
Tissue Response to Subcutaneously Implanted Recombinant Spider Silk: An in Vivo Study
2nd prize: Nitar Nwe, Tetsuya Furuike and Hiroshi Tamura
The Mechanical and Biological Properties of Chitosan Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration Templates AreSignificantly Enhanced by Chitosan from Gongronella butleri
Sergey V. Dorozhkin
Calcium Orthophosphates in Nature, Biology and Medicine
For more details, please refer to the Editorial by Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian, Editor-in-Chief of Materials.