20th Anniversary of Sensors
The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Sensors, a peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of sensors. Sensors has published more than 25,000 papers from more than 85,000 authors. More than 32,000 reviewers have submitted at least one review report. We value the contributions made by authors and reviewers. To celebrate this 20th anniversary, we are arranging a series of special content and events. We hope you can join us to celebrate this milestone of our journal and enjoy the collection below.
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Development and Achievements
View the 20-year timeline infographic here. Trace the development of Sensors from its origins with remarkable events.
The inaugural issue was released, and Sensors was published as a monthly journal
Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Milan M. Antonijevic
Prof. Dr. Milan M. Antonijevic studied pharmaceutical materials science under the supervision of Dr. Susan A. Barker and Professor Duncan Q. M. Craig. He was awarded a Ph.D. at the School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, in 2005. His particular interest lies in monitoring phase changes of active principles, excipients, and their interactions.
The first International Symposium in Sensor Science (I3S2003) was held.
The first International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S2003) was held in Paris, France. This event is solely an online proceeding that allows individuals all over the world to participate without concerns about travel and related expenditures while simultaneously making rapid and direct exchanges about the latest research findings and novel ideas in sensors.
Sensors received its first Impact Factor of 0.990
We celebrated an important and exciting milestone for Sensors: With the release of the Clarivate Journal Citation Reports, the journal received its first Impact Factor of 0.990 in 2005!
The journal was divided into four topical sections: Biosensors, Chemical Sensors, Physical Sensors, and Remote Sensors.
Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Alexander Star
Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Prof. Dr. Alexander Star received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Tel-Aviv University in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He joined the Chemistry faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in September 2005 as an Assistant Professor. His focus is on the research of materials chemistry/nanoscience and nanotube-based sensors.
Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Assefa M. Melesse
Dr. Assefa M. Melesse is a Professor of Water Resources Engineering with a background in remote sensing and geospatial applications to hydrological modeling. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and also Diplomate of Water Resources Engineer (D. WRE) with over 30 years of teaching and research experience.
Sensors was indexed by EI Compendex.
Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Vittorio M.N. Passaro
Prof. Dr. Vittorio M.N. Passaro received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering, curriculum Optoelectronics, from Politecnico di Bari in 1992. In October 2000, he joined Politecnico di Bari as an Associate Professor of Electronic Technologies and Photonics, and in February 2014, he qualified for a full professorship in the general area of “Electronics”. Since 1988, his research interests have been focused on several theoretical and experimental aspects of optoelectronic and photonic devices, as well as integrated optics.
The first International E-Conference on Sensors and Applications, sponsored by Sensors, was held.
The International E-Conference on Sensors is solely an online proceeding that allows individuals from all over the world to participate without concerns about travel and related expenditures. This type of conference is particularly appropriate and useful because research involving sensors is progressing rapidly. An electronic conference provides a platform for rapid and direct exchanges about the latest research findings and novel ideas.
Sensors published its 5000th paper.
Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Leonhard M. Reindl
Prof. Dr. Leonhard Reindl received a Dipl. Phys. degree from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in 1985 and a Dr. sc. techn. degree from the University of Technology Vienna, Austria, in 1997. In 2003, he accepted a full professor position at the Laboratory for Electrical Instrumentation in the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Germany. His primary interest was in the development and application of SAW ID-tag and wireless passive SAW sensor systems.
The 4th edition of the International Symposium in Sensor Science (I3S2015) was held.
The 4th edition of the International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S2015) ran from the 13th to 15th of July 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. It comprised five plenary sessions and one morning with three parallel sessions. The conference covered the most exciting aspects and the latest developments in sensor science.
Sensors published its 10,000th paper.
Sensors reached a significant milestone when it published its 10,000th paper in 2016.
A new topical section on Sensor Materials was set up.
Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Eduard Llobet
Prof. Dr. Eduard Llobet is a full professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Tarragona, Spain. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Telecom Eng. in 1997 from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona. He belongs to the IEEE, RSC, ISOCS, and the American Nano Society. In 2012, he received the RQR Award, and in 2013, he received the ICREA Academia Award. He is currently addressing the fabrication of sensor arrays employing low-dimensional metal oxides and carbon nanomaterials.
Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Mehmet Rasit Yuce
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Rasit Yuce is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering of Monash University, Australia. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2004 from North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, USA. His research interests are wearable devices, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, bioelectronics, IC circuits, wireless body area networks, MEMs design, biomedical circuits, RF electronics, energy harvesting, sensor/sensor interface circuits, and low-power circuits for emerging technologies in wireless communications such as UWB technology and the IoT.
Sensors published its 20,000th paper.
Sensors received an Impact Factor of 3.031 for the year 2018; the 5-year Impact Factor was 3.032.
Three new topical sections on Optical Sensors, Biomedical Sensors, and Electronic sensors were set up.
The seventh International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S2019) and Editorial Board Meeting were held in Napoli, Italy.
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