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Spotlight on Symmetry

Today, we’re looking at MDPI’s interdisciplinary journal Symmetry, which covers occurrences of symmetry in all aspects of natural science. Let’s look at the development and aims of Symmetry since its first issue in 2009 and how to submit manuscripts.

A history of Symmetry

Symmetry launched its inaugural issue in 2009 and published as a quarterly journal. In its opening year, Dr. Joe Rosen was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief, and 16 articles were published.

From 2012 to 2015, Prof. Dr. Slavik V. Jablan was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief. The journal continued to grow and, in 2015, published its 500th paper. During this period, it was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and received its first Impact Factor of 0.918.

The journal’s growth consequently sped up: in 2018, it published its 1000th paper and, in 2020, its 5000th. Its 2022 Impact Factor and 5-year Impact Factor were both 2.7.

New sections and successful conferences

In 2017 and 2019, the journal held the First and Second International Conferences on Symmetry in Barcelona, Spain. This brought together scholars, engineers, and enterprises to focus on and promote knowledge and ideas about symmetry in various subjects.

The ubiquity of symmetry in nature and science enabled the journal to expand to 6 sections in 2020. Here’s the full list:

  1. Computer Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry.
  2. Mathematics and Symmetry/Asymmetry.
  3. Physics and Symmetry/Asymmetry.
  4. Chemistry and Symmetry/Asymmetry.
  5. Biology and Symmetry/Asymmetry.
  6. Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry.

Symmetry in 2023

As of 2023, Symmetry has a CiteScore of 4.9 and has published over 11,500 papers and over 2000 papers that have been cited 10 times or more. The current Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odinstov, who began this role in 2018 and is a researcher of dark energy and inflation, quantum gravity, and quantum fields.

Want to learn more?

Symmetry is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal covering research on symmetry/asymmetry phenomena wherever they occur in all aspects of natural sciences. Symmetry is published monthly online by MDPI. For further details, see the journal’s easy-to-navigate webpage.

The journal’s aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The journal publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications, and short notes. Full experimental and/or methodical details must be provided, so that results can be reproduced.

Thinking of submitting your manuscript to Symmetry?

Manuscripts for Symmetry should be submitted online at susy.mdpi.com. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process.

To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website. Once you have registered, click here to go to the submission form for Symmetry. All co-authors can see the manuscript details in the submission system if they register and log in using the e-mail address provided during manuscript submission.

Future research

Symmetry is a fundamental phenomenon in nature and science. Symmetry is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge knowledge and ideas of symmetry/asymmetry in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, biology, and engineering science.

Its focused scope welcomes scholars from diverse fields to explore interdisciplinary approaches to symmetrical phenomena. If you’re interested in finding more information about the journal’s scope, future conferences, or anything else, please visit their website.