The impact factor of an academic journal is a statistical measure reflecting the mean number of citations to articles recently published in that journal. This number is a good indication for the relative importance and quality of a journal within its scope such as Sensors.
Journals with relatively high impact factors of more than about one in the sensor and sensor network fields are often seen as established research outlets. Journals with more than 2 are definitely ranked as the leading ones.
The new impact factor for Sensors in 2014 is 2.048. The 5-Year Journal Impact factor is even higher with 2.457. The previous impact factor in 2013 was 1.953. This is an increase of more than 4.86%, indicating the growing importance and quality of papers that are being published in Sensors. Moreover, Sensors can now be ranked to the leading journals in our field, as it is highly cited by the international community of researchers and practitioners working as sensor and scientists.
Vittorio M.N. Passaro, Leonhard M. Reindl, Assefa M. Melesse, Rudolf Seitz, Alexander Star
Editors-in-Chief of Sensors
We are pleased to report an increased Impact Factor for Sensors for 2013. According to the newly released 2013 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2014), the new Impact Factor for Sensors is 2.048. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.457. Sensors now ranks 36/76 (Q2) in the category ‘Chemistry, Analytical’, 15/27 (Q3) in the category ‘Electrochemistry’ and 10/57 (Q1) in the category ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’.
Evolution of the Sensors Impact Factor since 2006:
Evolution of citations to Sensors since 2006:
In 2011 Sensors started to award an annual price to recognize outstanding papers related to sensing technologies and applications published in Sensors. This year, nominations were made by the Section Editor-in-Chiefs of Sensors from among all the papers published in 2010.
1st prize: Heather K. Hunt, Carol Soteropulos and Andrea M. Armani
Bioconjugation Strategies for Microtoroidal Optical Resonators
2nd prize: Christian H. Schwalb, Christina Grimm, Markus Baranowski, Roland Sachser, Fabrizio Porrati, Heiko Reith, Pintu Das, Jens Müller, Friedemann Völklein, Alexander Kaya and Michael Huth
A Tunable Strain Sensor Using Nanogranular Metals
3rd prize: Rozalia Orghici, Peter Lützow, Jörg Burgmeier, Jan Koch, Helmut Heidrich, Wolfgang Schade, Nina Welschoff and Siegfried Waldvogel
A Microring Resonator Sensor for Sensitive Detection of 1,3,5-Trinitrotoluene (TNT)
4th prize: Andrea Mannini and Angelo Maria Sabatini
Machine Learning Methods for Classifying Human Physical Activity from On-Body Accelerometers
5th prize: Martin Nirschl, Arto Rantala, Kari Tukkiniemi, Sanna Auer, Ann-Charlotte Hellgren, Dana Pitzer, Matthias Schreiter and Inger Vikholm-Lundin
CMOS-Integrated Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators for Label-Free Biosensing
1st prize: Eun-Hyung Yoo and Soo-Youn Lee
Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice
2nd prize: Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Masaaki Habara, Hidekazu Ikezazki, Ronggang Chen, Yoshinobu Naito and Kiyoshi Toko
Advanced Taste Sensors Based on Artificial Lipids with Global Selectivity to Basic Taste Qualities and High Correlation to Sensory Scores
3rd prize: George F. Fine, Leon M. Cavanagh, Ayo Afonja and Russell Binions
Metal Oxide Semi-Conductor Gas Sensors in Environmental Monitoring
For more details, please refer to the Sensors Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.
Earlier Editions of the Award: