2015 Impact Factor Released for Micromachines – 1.295, June 14, 2016 16:43


We are pleased to inform you that the new Impact Factor of Micromachines has been released. According to the Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters in June 2016, the new Impact Factor is 1.295, and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.860.

Micromachines now ranks 63/83 (Q4) in the category ‘Nanoscience & Nanotechnology’ and 30/56 (Q3) in the category ‘Instruments & Instrumentation.


Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for Micromachines:

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Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics added to the Emerging Sources Citation Index in Web of Science, March 31, 2016 15:32

We are pleased to announce that the journals Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics were recently accepted for inclusion in the newly launched Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in Web of Science.

ESCI serves to highlight promising journals which are still under consideration for the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) or the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).


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New Editorial Office in Barcelona, Spain, March 24, 2016 11:19

We are excited to announce the opening of our new editorial office in Barcelona, Spain. The launch team is led by a Senior Editor and comprises further staff holding doctoral degrees with several years of research experience. The new editorial team will help us to get closer to European research communities and progress Sciforum, the platform to support the scientific community via conference hosting and other functions. They will also help spread the word about Open Access and meet academics at scientific events.

We are in the process of hiring more doctoral and masters graduates to join the editorial team and welcome applications via jobs@mdpi.com. For contact details about the office, see our contact page.

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New Editor-in-Chief of Micromachines, March 4, 2016 15:38

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Nam-Trung Nguyen has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). His appointment will start on 1 March 2016.

Nam-Trung Nguyen, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Griffith University, Australia and the Director of Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre. He received his Dip-Ing, Dr Ing and Dr Ing Habil degrees from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, in 1993, 1997 and 2004, respectively. In 1998, he was appointed as a postdoctoral research engineer at Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, University of California at Berkeley, USA. From 1999 to 2013, he worked as an Associate Professor with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prof. Nguyen was runner-up of the Inaugural ProSPER.Net–Scopus Young Scientist Awards in Sustainable Development in 2009 and the runner-up of the ASAIHL–Scopus Young Scientist Awards in 2008. He is a Fellow of ASME and a Member of IEEE. His research is focused on microfluidics, nanofluidics, micro/nanomachining technologies, micro/nanoscale science, and instrumentation for biomedical applications. He has published over 230 journal papers, nine books and hold three patents.

Prof. Nguyen takes over from Prof. Miko Elwenspoek, who has held the position since the journal started six years ago. During the tenure of Prof. Elwenspoek, the journal has had great success, seeing a sustained increase in both the number of publications and the journal impact. We are extremely grateful to Prof. Elwenspoek for his hard work and support in growing the journal to its current state.

Having already served Guest Editor of two Special Issues for the journal and regularly been involved in the editorial process, Prof. Nguyen is familiar with the journal and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.

We would like to warmly welcome Prof. Nguyen as Editor-in-Chief and look forward to his contributing to the continued success of Micromachines.

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Membership Established with the Max Planck Society, February 22, 2016 17:14

We are pleased to announce that the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) has signed an agreement with MDPI to support authors associated with the Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft). As of 22 February 2016, corresponding authors will receive full funding from the MPDL for articles published in MDPI journals, with a 10% discount applied to the Article Processing Charges. Additional details can be found at our institutional membership page.

Founded in 1948, The Max Planck Society is one of Germany’s leading research organizations, and is currently made up of 83 institutes conducting basic research in natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities. 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from its ranks of scientists and the society has more than 15,000 publications in scientific journals each year.


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New Institutional Memberships Established with Tsinghua University, the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Ulm, January 7, 2016 10:47

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program as of 1 January 2016:

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.



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