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Nano Today Continues to Rank among World’s Most Influential Scientific Journals with New Impact Factor 17.753

Singapore, July 12, 2018 – Singapore-based  Nano Today journal continues to wield a strong influence internationally through its new impact factor. According to the latest 2018 Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters, Nano Today’s impact factor increased to 17.753 from 17.476 last year. The journal continues to be ranked among the top 10 in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Materials Science (Multidisciplinary), and Chemistry (Multidisciplinary) categories.

Nano Today’s success is made possible by the contributions of our authors, reviewers and editorial advisory board. Besides the strong support of our publisher, Elsevier, I am very grateful to our Managing Editor, Noreena AbuBakar for her superb efforts. Nano Today will continue to strive to serve our community and readership by publishing exciting articles that feature the novel synthesis and applications of nanomaterials and nanosystems,” said Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today, and A*STAR Senior Fellow heading the NanoBio Lab (NBL), Singapore.

Nano Today continues in its upward trajectory as a journal publishing high quality reviews, research articles and opinions in the broad field of nanoscience and technology”, said Anne Ruimy, interim Publisher, Materials Science journals, Elsevier. “This is evidenced by the increase in its 2017 Impact Factor. This achievement is due to the dedication of the Nano Today editorial team, which has its pulse on the most exciting topics in the field.”

The Nano Today journal is the only journal based in Asia to rank in the top 10 of the following three categories:

  • #4 out of 92 journals in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • #10 out of 285 journals in Materials Science (Multidisciplinary)
  • #7 out of 171 journals in Chemistry (Multidisciplinary)

Nano Today is an international journal for research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. It provides comprehensive coverage of this exciting and dynamic field through a unique mixture of authoritative review articles, rapid communications, as well as the latest research news and opinions. The journal has consistently ranked among the world’s top journals since transitioning into a journal from a magazine format in 2009 under Prof. Ying’s leadership.

Nano Today is organizing the 6th Nano Today Conference with the NanoBio Lab and Elsevier. The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on June 16-20, 2019. Started in 2009, the Nano Today conference series, which is chaired by Professor Ying, has become a leading forum for the latest advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Organized biennially, the last conference was held in Hawaii in December 2017 with over 460 delegates.

The Journal Citation Reports®, published annually by Thomson Reuters, measures the research influence and impact at the journal and category levels in sciences and social sciences. The journal’s impact factor is the ratio of last year’s citations to articles published in that journal in the two previous years. The 2018 report, which is based on 2017 citation data, features 11,655 journal listings in 234 disciplines within 80 countries.


Image (Credit: NanoBio Lab, A*STAR):

Ms Noreena AbuBakar, Managing Editor, Nano Today and Director, Corporate Administration, NBL (left) and Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Editor-in-Chief, Nano Today and A*STAR Senior Fellow, NBL (right).
Ms Noreena AbuBakar, Managing Editor, Nano Today and Director, Corporate Administration, NBL (left) and Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Editor-in-Chief, Nano Today and A*STAR Senior Fellow, NBL (right).


Media Contacts:

NanoBio Lab
Nidyah Sani (nidyah@nbl.a-star.edu.sg, +65 6824 7005)
Lynn Hong (hongxl@hq.a-star.edu.sg, +65 6419 6597)


About Nano Today

Nano Today is the international journal for researchers with interests across the whole of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Through its unique mixture of peer-reviewed articles, the latest research news, and information on key developments, Nano Today provides comprehensive coverage of this exciting and dynamic new field. For more information, please visit: www.journals.elsevier.com/nano-today.

The 6th Nano Today Conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on June 16-20, 2019 and will showcase the latest research at the multidisciplinary frontier of nanostructured materials and devices including:

  • Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Nanocrystals, Nanoparticles and Thin Films
  • Functionalization and Size-Dependent Properties of Nanocrystals, Quantum Dots and Nanowires
  • Processing and Templating of Nanotubes and Nanoporous Materials
  • Tailoring of Polymeric Nanoparticles, Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites and Biohybrids
  • Nanosystems for Biological and Medical Applications
  • Nanosystems for Sensing, Diagnostic, Imaging, Magnetic, Electronic and Structural Applications
  • Nanomaterials for Energy and Environmental Applications
  • Nanomaterials for Chemical and Catalytic Applications

About NanoBio Lab (www.nbl.a-star.edu.sg)

NanoBio Lab is a multidisciplinary lab that is committed to improving lives through scientific discovery and technological innovation. Using nanotechnology, we create new materials and systems with unique functions and enhanced properties for advanced applications. We work closely with hospitals and industry to shape the future of medicine, consumer care and energy. Our research focus includes high-precision drug delivery vehicles, biocompatible materials for cell culture and medical use, portable detection kits for infectious diseases and food pathogens, intelligent sensors for environmental pollutants and food fraud, organs-on-chip for toxicology testing, and innovative energy storage solutions. Our vision is to improve the world through nanotechnology. Under the direction of renowned nanotechnology researcher, Professor Jackie Y. Ying, the NanoBio Lab works at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, engineering, and medicine to develop new nanocomposites, biomaterials, devices and biosystems to tackle major global challenges. As a nationally funded Laboratory, we contribute toward the growth of Singapore’s economy by nurturing research talents, creating portfolios of intellectual properties, and commercializing new technologies.


About the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (www.a-star.edu.sg)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society. As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability. We play a key role in nurturing and developing a diversity of talent and leaders in our Agency and research entities, the wider research community and industry. A*STAR’s R&D activities span biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering, with research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis. For ongoing news, visit www.a-star.edu.sg.

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