Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) Accepted for Coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), March 16, 2015 07:51


We are pleased to announce that Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Current Contents®/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences. The coverage will start with the first volume, published in 2011. Crystals will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.

Crystals is an open access journal that covers all aspects of crystalline material research. It provides a forum for the advancement of our understanding of the nucleation, growth, processing, and characterization of crystalline materials. Their mechanical, chemical, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties, and their diverse applications, are all considered to be of importance.

The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science are Thomson Reuters products.

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Challenges seeks new Editor-In-Chief , February 18, 2015 06:12

Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547) is a unique open access journal. Over the past five years, we have published research proposals, research plans, research or technology ideas, policy studies relating to science and scholarly research, and open contests aiming at solving major challenges. This kind of scholarly content is typically not published in traditional research journals.

As the term of the current Editor-in-Chief Prof. Andreas Manz, will end in 2015, you are encouraged to nominate individuals who you feel should be considered for this position. Self-nomination is also welcomed. In general, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the technical content and quality of the journal publications. The Editorial Office will carry out the majority of the administrative work, including the invitation of peer reviewers, correspondence with authors, professional copy editing, English editing of accepted manuscripts, and assistance in promoting the journal.

A full application for evaluation should include:

  1. The latest CV
  2. A description of the candidate’s vision for Challenges

Application are due 30 April 2015.

Please address communications to Challenges Editorial Office, ( Questions concerning the day-to-day operations of the journal can be addressed to Dr. Joyce Zhou, (

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Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) Accepted for Coverage in SciVerse Scopus, April 28, 2014 06:05

We are pleased to announce that Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) was recently selected to be included in SciVerse Scopus.

SciVerse Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Crystals is now more visible than ever. Crystals is an open access journal that covers all aspects of crystalline material research, publishing reviews, regular research articles, and short communications.

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