Wrapping Up the Impact Factors

Now that the dust has settled after the latest release of Impact Factors in the Journal Citation Reports 2015® (JCR), published by Thomson Reuters in June, there is time to recap some of the stats surrounding the Impact Factors for 2014.

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, these are Crystals and ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, which is published on behalf of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

The majority of journals that figured 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 by the editorial office, 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 whose Impact Factors rose by more than 40 percent compared to last year – and both journals consequently have strengthened their position 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, with the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (+22%), Molecules (+15%), Sensors (+10%), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (+4%) and Viruses (+2%) reporting 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.