Basel, 11 December 2013
Many recent issue published by MDPI are missing from Web of Science (access point for the Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index), as many of our authors have pointed out to us. We have made extensive efforts to get in touch with Thomson Reuters to see how we can actively help to solve this problem. Thomson Reuters' has so far not provided any detailed explanation as to why the issues have not been indexed, but told us in a phone conversation that they are currently experiencing "technical issues with XML indexing". We are working on having this issue resolved as quickly as possible, but please note that the timely indexing of issues in beyond the control of MDPI.
As the end of the year is approaching and faculty members may need to report on published and indexed papers for their end-of-year review, we suggest turning to the more extensive SciVerse SCOPUS indexing database, which is published by Elsevier. Apart from the journal Religions, all MDPI journals covered by Thomson Reuters' Web of Science are also covered by Elsevier's SciVerse SCOPUS.
Note that, similar to Web of Science, SciVerse SCOPUS also offers citation tracking and a journal ranking system (http://www.scimagojr.com/). Additionally, in 2013 MDPI has started to use article level metrics through Altmetric.com and we have been offering statistics on downloads per article since 2009. We suggest that you use these metrics in your report until the latest issues from MDPI journals appear in Web of Science.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Martyn Rittman
We are pleased to report an increased Impact Factor for Molecules for 2012. According to the newly released 2012 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2013), the new Impact Factor for Molecules is 2.428. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.679. Molecules now ranks 23/55 (Q2) in the category 'Chemistry, Organic'. (Note added on 28 October 2013: after an update to the JCR, the title now appears on rank 24/57).
Evolution of the Molecules Impact Factor since 2006:
Evolution of citations to Molecules since 2006:
In 2012 Molecules started to award an annual price to recognize outstanding papers related to synthetic organic chemistry and natural product chemistry that meet the high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the second “Molecules Best Paper Award” for 2013. Nominations were solicited from the Editorial Board members, with all papers published in 2009 eligible for consideration.
1st prize: Thomas J. Schmidt, Amal M. M. Nour, Sami A. Khalid, Marcel Kaiser and Reto Brun
Quantitative Structure—Antiprotozoal Activity Relationships of Sesquiterpene Lactones
2nd prize: Sebastian Jäger, Holger Trojan, Thomas Kopp, Melanie N. Laszczyk and Armin Scheffler
Pentacyclic Triterpene Distribution in Various Plants—Rich Sources for a New Group of Multi-Potent Plant Extracts
3rd prize: Linghua Meng, Yves F. Lozano, Emile M. Gaydou and Bin Li
Antioxidant Activities of Polyphenols Extracted from Perilla frutescens Varieties
1st prize: Barbara Vu, Miao Chen, Russell J. Crawford and Elena P. Ivanova
Bacterial Extracellular Polysaccharides Involved in Biofilm Formation
2nd prize: Ichiro Minami
Ionic Liquids in Tribology
For more details, please refer to the Editorial by Dr. Derek J. McPhee, Editor-in-Chief of Molecules.
Earlier Editions of the Award