6 July 2011
Contact: Mikiko Tanifuji,
Publishing Director, National Institute for Materials Science, NIMS
e-mail: [email protected]
The impact factor of the journal, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) has risen from 1.267 in 2008 to 3.220 in 2010. This impressive increase clearly demonstrates the importance of STAM to the materials science community worldwide. STAM is published by the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan, in partnership with Institute of Physics Publishing, UK.
According to Thomson Reuters, STAM now ranks 34th out of 222 journals in the category of Materials Science & Multidisciplinary worldwide, and is ranked 1st among materials science journals in Japan.
Launched eleven years ago, the journal offers an open access platform - free to submit, free to read - for the rapid dissemination of high-quality research papers and review articles for the global materials science community.
The most cited articles in STAM 2010 are;
- Challenges and breakthroughs in recent research on self-assembly
Ariga K, Hill JP, Lee MV, et al., Sci Technol Adv Mater 9 (2008) p. 014109
- Chemistry and application of flexible porous coordination polymers
Bureekaew S, Shimomura S, Kitagawa S, Sci Technol Adv Mater 9 (2008) p. 014108
- Hydrothermal growth of ZnO nanostructures
Baruah S, Dutta J, Sci Technol Adv Mater 10 (2009) p. 013001
- Highly spin-polarized materials and devices for spintronics
Inomata K, Ikeda N, Tezuka N, et al. , Sci Technol Adv Mater 9 (2008) p. 014101
- Electric current activated/assisted sintering (ECAS): a review of patents 1906-2008
Grasso S, Sakka Y, Maizza G, Sci Technol Adv Mater 10 (2009) p. 053001
The journal has broadened its scope from metals, alloys and ceramics—areas which are of traditional interest for NIMS and Japanese materials scientists—to nanobiomaterials, organic conductors, superconductors, nanoelectromechanical systems, degradation of polymers and other environmental topics. To complement regular papers, STAM also publishes Focus Issues to provide up to date information about discoveries and trends in materials science edited by leading scientists including Nobel laureate, Heinrich Rohrer (http://iopscience.iop.org/1468-6996/11/5/050301). STAM welcomes high-quality articles or comments about the journal, which can be submitted via the links below.