Impact Factor Wrap Up

The dust has settled after the latest release of Impact Factors in the Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters.

Now is the time to recap some of the stats surrounding the Impact Factors for 2014.

The MDPI wrap up

First of all, MDPI is pleased to receive first impact factors for six journals. Among them are Nanomaterials and Catalysts, which both collected over 200 citations last year.

Two further journals are indexed in the Web of Science database and will receive their first impact factor next year. Specifically, Crystals and ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. The latter is published on behalf of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

The majority of journals in last year’s report have seen an increased Impact Factor for 2014.

It is always rewarding for editors to see the citation activity for their journals keep up with the growing number of submissions received. Even more so if a journal turns out to be among the highest-impact journals in a given JCR® category. This certainly goes for the journals Polymers and Materials. Their Impact Factors rose by more than 40 percent compared to last year. As such, both journals consequently have strengthened their positions among the highest ranking journals (Q1) in the fields of Polymer Science and Materials Science, respectively.

Most of MDPI’s flagship journals have continued to attract a rising number of citations as well. The International Journal of Molecular Sciences (+22%), Molecules (+15%), Sensors (+10%), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (+4%) and Viruses (+2%) have reported increased Impact Factors for 2014.

We hope that the influence of the research published in these journals will prove as strong as ever over the coming years.

Next year’s goals

As one can imagine, MDPI will continue to aim to produce high quality journals. To achieve this, MDPI will continue to shoot for higher standards and accept high quality research. While this wrap up shows positive successes, we will continue to improve going forward.