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2019-2020

71.189

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The 2019-2020 Journal Impact IF of Nature Reviews Materials is 71.189, which is just updated in 2020.

Nature Reviews Materials Impact Factor
Highest IF
74.449
Highest Journal Impact IF

The highest Journal Impact IF of Nature Reviews Materials is 74.449.

Lowest IF
51.941
Lowest Journal Impact IF

The lowest Journal Impact IF of Nature Reviews Materials is 51.941.

Total Growth Rate
37.1%
IF Total Growth Rate

The total growth rate of Nature Reviews Materials IF is 37.1%.

Annual Growth Rate
12.4%
IF Annual Growth Rate

The annual growth rate of Nature Reviews Materials IF is 12.4%.

Journal Impact IF Ranking

Subcategory Quartile Rank Percentile
Biomaterials Q1 1/100

Biomaterials 99%

Materials Chemistry Q1 1/287

Materials Chemistry 99%

Energy (miscellaneous) Q1 1/23

Energy (miscellaneous) 97%

Surfaces, Coatings and Films Q1 1/120

Surfaces, Coatings and Films 99%

Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials Q1 1/234

Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials 99%

Journal Impact IF Ranking

· In the Biomaterials research field, the Quartile of Nature Reviews Materials is Q1. Nature Reviews Materials has been ranked #1 over 100 related journals in the Biomaterials research category. The ranking percentile of Nature Reviews Materials is around 99% in the field of Biomaterials.
· In the Materials Chemistry research field, the Quartile of Nature Reviews Materials is Q1. Nature Reviews Materials has been ranked #1 over 287 related journals in the Materials Chemistry research category. The ranking percentile of Nature Reviews Materials is around 99% in the field of Materials Chemistry.
· In the Energy (miscellaneous) research field, the Quartile of Nature Reviews Materials is Q1. Nature Reviews Materials has been ranked #1 over 23 related journals in the Energy (miscellaneous) research category. The ranking percentile of Nature Reviews Materials is around 97% in the field of Energy (miscellaneous).
· In the Surfaces, Coatings and Films research field, the Quartile of Nature Reviews Materials is Q1. Nature Reviews Materials has been ranked #1 over 120 related journals in the Surfaces, Coatings and Films research category. The ranking percentile of Nature Reviews Materials is around 99% in the field of Surfaces, Coatings and Films.
· In the Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials research field, the Quartile of Nature Reviews Materials is Q1. Nature Reviews Materials has been ranked #1 over 234 related journals in the Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials research category. The ranking percentile of Nature Reviews Materials is around 99% in the field of Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials.

Nature Reviews Materials Impact Factor 2020-2021 Prediction

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Total Publications
473
Total Citations
53509

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Journal Impact IF History

Year Journal Impact IF
Year Journal Impact IF
2019-2020 71.189
2018-2019 74.449
2017-2018 51.941
2016-2017 -
2015-2016 -
2014-2015 -
2013-2014 -
2012-2013 -
2011-2012 -
Journal Impact IF History

· The 2019-2020 Journal Impact IF of Nature Reviews Materials is 71.189
· The 2018-2019 Journal Impact IF of Nature Reviews Materials is 74.449
· The 2017-2018 Journal Impact IF of Nature Reviews Materials is 51.941
The Journal Impact IF 2016-2017 of Nature Reviews Materials is still under analysis. Stay Tuned!
The Journal Impact IF 2015-2016 of Nature Reviews Materials is still under analysis. Stay Tuned!
The Journal Impact IF 2014-2015 of Nature Reviews Materials is still under analysis. Stay Tuned!
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The Journal Impact IF 2012-2013 of Nature Reviews Materials is still under analysis. Stay Tuned!
The Journal Impact IF 2011-2012 of Nature Reviews Materials is still under analysis. Stay Tuned!

Publications Cites Dataset

Year Publications Citations
Year Publications Citations
2013 0 6
2015 1 9
2016 100 710
2017 91 4711
2018 91 8741
2019 79 14204
2020 102 22339
2021 9 2789
Publications Cites Dataset

· The Nature Reviews Materials has published 0 reports and received 6 citations in 2013.
· The Nature Reviews Materials has published 1 reports and received 9 citations in 2015.
· The Nature Reviews Materials has published 100 reports and received 710 citations in 2016.
· The Nature Reviews Materials has published 91 reports and received 4711 citations in 2017.
· The Nature Reviews Materials has published 91 reports and received 8741 citations in 2018.
· The Nature Reviews Materials has published 79 reports and received 14204 citations in 2019.
· The Nature Reviews Materials has published 102 reports and received 22339 citations in 2020.
· The Nature Reviews Materials has published 9 reports and received 2789 citations in 2021.
· The total publications of Nature Reviews Materials is 473.
· The total citations of Nature Reviews Materials is 53509.

What is Impact Factor?

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index calculated by Clarivate that reflects the yearly average number of citations of articles published in the last two years in a given journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher impact factor values are often deemed to be more important, or carry more intrinsic prestige in their respective fields, than those with lower values.

Nature Reviews Materials | Academic Accelerator - About the Impact Factor

Impact factor is commonly used to evaluate the relative importance of a journal within its field and to measure the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a particular time period. Journal which publishes more review articles will get highest IFs. Journals with higher IFs believed to be more important than those with lower ones. According to Eugene Garfield “impact simply reflects the ability of the journals and editors to attract the best paper available.” Journal which publishes more review articles will get maximum IFs. The Impact Factor of an academic journal is a scientometric Metric that reflects the yearly average number of citations that recent articles published in a given journal received. It is frequently used as a Metric for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher Impact Factor are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The Nature Reviews Materials Impact Factor IF measures the average number of citations received in a particular year (2020) by papers published in the Nature Reviews Materials during the two preceding years (2018-2019). Note that 2020 Impact Factor are reported in 2021; they cannot be calculated until all of the 2020 publications have been processed by the indexing agency. New journals, which are indexed from their first published issue, will receive an impact factor after two years of indexing; in this case, the citations to the year prior to Volume 1, and the number of articles published in the year prior to Volume 1, are known zero values. Journals that are indexed starting with a volume other than the first volume will not get an impact factor until they have been indexed for three years. Occasionally, Journal Citation Reports assigns an impact factor to new journals with less than two years of indexing, based on partial citation data. The calculation always uses two complete and known years of item counts, but for new titles one of the known counts is zero. Annuals and other irregular publications sometimes publish no items in a particular year, affecting the count. The impact factor relates to a specific time period; it is possible to calculate it for any desired period. In addition to the 2-year Impact Factor, the 3-year Impact Factor, 4-year Impact Factor, 5-year Impact Factor, Real-Time Impact Factor can provide further insights and factors into the impact of Nature Reviews Materials.

History

The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Impact factors are calculated yearly starting from 1975 for journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). ISI was acquired by Thomson Scientific & Healthcare in 1992, and became known as Thomson ISI. In 2018, Thomson ISI was sold to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia. They founded a new corporation, Clarivate, which is now the publisher of the JCR.

Use

The impact factor is used to compare different journals within a certain field. The Web of Science indexes more than 11,500 science and social science journals. Journal impact factors are often used to evaluate the merit of individual articles and individual researchers. This use of impact factors was summarised by Hoeffel:

Impact Factor is not a perfect tool to measure the quality of articles but there is nothing better and it has the advantage of already being in existence and is, therefore, a good technique for scientific evaluation. Experience has shown that in each specialty the best journals are those in which it is most difficult to have an article accepted, and these are the journals that have a high impact factor. Most of these journals existed long before the impact factor was devised. The use of impact factor as a measure of quality is widespread because it fits well with the opinion we have in each field of the best journals in our specialty....In conclusion, prestigious journals publish papers of high level. Therefore, their impact factor is high, and not the contrary.

Eugene Garfield

In brief, Impact factors may be used by:
  • Authors to decide where to submit an article for publication.
  • Libraries to make collection development decisions
  • Academic departments to assess academic productivity
  • Academic departments to make decisions on promotion and tenure.
As impact factors are a journal-level metric, rather than an article- or individual-level metric, this use is controversial. Garfield agrees with Hoeffel,but warns about the "misuse in evaluating individuals" because there is "a wide variation [of citations] from article to article within a single journal". Other things to consider about Impact Factors:
  • Many journals do not have an impact factor.
  • The impact factor cannot assess the quality of individual articles. Even if citations were evenly distributed among articles, the impact factor would only measure the interests of other researchers in an article, not its importance and usefulness.
  • Only research articles, technical notes and reviews are “citable” items. Editorials, letters, news items and meeting abstracts are “non-citable items”.
  • Only a small percentage of articles are highly cited and they are found in a small subset of journals. This small proportion accounts for a large percentage of citations.
  • Controversial papers, such as those based on fraudulent data, may be highly cited, distorting the impact factor of a journal.
  • Citation bias may exist. For example, English language resources may be favoured. Authors may cite their own work.
Moreover, informed and careful use of these impact data is essential, and should be based on a thorough understanding of the methodology used to generate impact factors. There are controversial aspects of using impact factors:
  • It is not clear whether the number of times a paper is cited measures its actual quality.
  • Some databases that calculate impact factors fail to incorporate publications including textbooks, handbooks and reference books.
  • Certain disciplines have low numbers of journals and usage. Therefore, one should only compare journals or researchers within the same discipline.
  • Review articles normally are cited more often and therefore can skew results.
  • Self-citing may also skew results.
  • Some resources used to calculate impact factors have inadequate international coverage.
  • Editorial policies can artificially inflate an impact factor.
Impact factors have often been used in advancement and tenure decision-making. Many recognize that this is a coarse tool for such important decisions, and that a multitude of factors should be taken into account in these deliberations. When considering the use of the impact factor (IF), keep these aspects in mind:
  • IF analysis is limited to citations from the journals indexed by the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge. Currently, the Web of Science indexes only 8621 journals across the full breadth of the sciences, and just 3121 in the social sciences.
  • A high IF/citation rate says nothing about the quality -- or even, validity -- of the references being cited. Notorious or even retracted articles often attract a lot of attention, hence a high number of citations. The notority related to the first publication on "cold fusion" is one such example.
  • Journals that publish more "review articles" are often found near the top of the rankings. While not known for publishing new, creative findings, these individual articles tend to be heavily cited.
  • The IF measures the average number of citations to articles in the journal -- given this, a small number of highly-cited articles will skew the figure.
  • It takes several years for new journals to be added to the list of titles indexed by the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge, so these newer titles will be under-represented.
  • It's alleged that journal editors have learned to "game" the system, encouraging authors to cite their works previously published in the same journal.
Comparing Journals Across Disciplines? Not a good idea! Using Impact Factors within a given discipline should only be done with great care, as described above. Using impact factor data to compare journals across disciplines is even more problematic. Here are some of the reasons:
  • Disciplines where older literature is still referenced, such as Chemistry and Mathematics, offer challenges to the methodolgy since older citations (older than two years) are not used to calculate the impact factor for a given journal. (Five-year impact factor analysis, which can be calculated using the Journal Citation Index database, helps smooth out this problem only to some degree.)
  • Different disciplines have different practices regarding tendency to cite larger numbers of references. Higher overall citation rates will bump upward impact factor measurements.
  • Where it's common for large numbers of authors to collaborate on a single paper, such as in Physics, the tendency of authors to cite themselves (and in this case, more authors) will result in increased citation rates.

Pros and Cons of the Impact Factor

Pros:

  • A vetted, established metric for measuring journal impact within a discipline.
  • Designed to eliminate bias based on journal size and frequency.
Cons:
  • Individual articles makes an uneven contribution to overall Impact Factor.
  • Impact Factor does not account for certain things, things like context (postive or negative citaion) and intentionality (self-citation).
  • The metric is proprietary to and bound by the contents of the Thomson Reuters database.
  • Citations, on which the Impact Factor is based, count for less than 1% of an article's overall use.

Criticism

Numerous critiques have been made regarding the use of impact factors. A 2007 study noted that the most fundamental flaw is that impact factors present the mean of data that are not normally distributed, and suggested that it would be more appropriate to present the median of these data. There is also a more general debate on the validity of the impact factor as a measure of journal importance and the effect of policies that editors may adopt to boost their impact factor (perhaps to the detriment of readers and writers). Other criticism focuses on the effect of the impact factor on behavior of scholars, editors and other stakeholders. Others have made more general criticisms, arguing that emphasis on impact factor results from negative influence of neoliberal policies on academia claiming that what is needed is not just replacement of the impact factor with more sophisticated metrics for science publications but also discussion on the social value of research assessment and the growing precariousness of scientific careers in higher education.
Experts stress that there are limitations in using impact factors to evaluate a scholar's work. There are many reasons cited for not relying on impact factor alone to evaluate the output of a particular individual. Among these are the following:

  • A single factor is not sufficient for evaluating an author's work.
  • Journal values are meaningless unless compared within the same discipline. Impact factors vary among disciplines.
  • The impact factor was originally devised to show the impact of a specific journal, not a specific scholar. The quality and impact of the author's work may extend beyond the impact of a particular journal.
According to Jim Testa, a researcher for ThomsonReuters Scientific, the most widespread misuse of the Impact Factor is to evaluate the work of an individual author (instead of a journal). "To say that because a researcher is publishing in a certain journal, he or she is more influential or deserves more credit is not necessarily true. There are many other variables to consider." (interview 6/26/2008 in Thomson Reuters blog entry)

Nature Reviews Materials
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Nature Reviews Materials aims to cover the making, measuring, modelling and manufacturing of materials - thus, looking at materials science throughout the pipeline of laboratory discovery to functional device. Reviews and Perspectives are commissioned by the editorial team.Research areas covered in the journal include:Soft matterBiomaterials, bio-inspired and biomedical materialsOptical, photonic and optoelectronic materialsMagnetic materialsMaterials for electronicsSuperconductorsEngineered and structural materials (metals, alloys, ceramics, composites)Two-dimensional materialsSurfaces and thin filmsDevicesCatalytic and separation materialsEnergy materials Materials for sustainable developmentNanotechnologyModelling, simulation and materials theorySynthesis, processing and characterization techniquesManufacturing of materials. None

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-
ISSN

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ISSN (Online)
2058-8437
ISSN (Online)

The ISSN (Online) of Nature Reviews Materials is 2058-8437 . An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
Publisher

Nature Reviews Materials is published by Nature Publishing Group .

Publication Frequency
Monthly
Publication Frequency

Nature Reviews Materials publishes reports Monthly .

Coverage
2016 - Present
Coverage

The Publication History of Nature Reviews Materials covers 2016 - Present .

Open Access
NO
Open Access

Nature Reviews Materials is Subscription-based (non-OA) Journal. Publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles should pay by individual or institution to access the articles. Anyone who wants to use the articles in any way must obtain permission from the publishers.

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Publication Fee

There is no publication fee for submiting manuscript to Nature Reviews Materials. Nature Reviews Materials is Subscription-based (non-OA) Journal. Publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles should pay by individual or institution to access the articles.

Language
English
Language

The language of Nature Reviews Materials is English .

Country/Region
United Kingdom
Country/Region

The publisher of Nature Reviews Materials is Nature Publishing Group , which locates in United Kingdom .

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