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NANO TODAY’S 2013 IMPACT FACTOR INCREASES FROM 15.355 TO 17.689
Singapore-Based Journal Ranks Second Among 69 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Journals Globally
 
SINGAPORE, June 28, 2013 ― For three years in a row, Singapore-based Nano Today has been ranked the second most influential journal internationally in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, according to the latest Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters in June 2013.
 
Nano Today’s new impact factor was made possible by the excellent contributions and support from our readers, authors, referees, editorial advisory board, as well as our Managing Editor, Noreena AbuBakar. We are privileged to be working in the exciting, rapidly evolving field of nanotechnology, which has immense potential to benefit society through its wide-ranging impact on diverse areas of our lives. Our journal is committed to publishing the latest and most interesting developments in this multidisciplinary field,” shared Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today, who is also the Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore, the world’s first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute.
 
Nano Today continues to go from strength to strength because of its unwavering commitment to commissioning the best quality papers from the most interesting people working in the field today. I feel immensely proud of the efforts of Jackie and the entire editorial team in producing such an excellent publication, and wish to thank all of our inspiring authors and dedicated reviewers who have again helped deliver this exceptional impact,” said Deborah Logan, Publishing Director, Materials Science Journals, Elsevier.
 
Nano Today is an international, peer-reviewed journal for researchers with interests across the whole spectrum of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Through review articles, rapid communications, news and opinions, it features the latest breakthroughs in nanoscience, and the impacts of nanotechnology on biomedical, electronic, chemical and energy applications.
 
Since successfully transitioning from a magazine to a journal format in 2009 under the leadership of Professor Ying, Nano Today has recorded major increases in Impact Factor from 5.929 in 2007 to 17.689 in 2012. The high impact factor rating achieved by Nano Today in such a short span of time is an indicator of the quality and influence the journal has garnered within the international research community.
 
The journal’s latest impact factor of 17.689 also places it as #4 out of 239 journals in Materials Science (Multidisciplinary), and #5 out of 152 journals in Chemistry (Multidisciplinary), consolidating its position as a leading journal that serves a broad readership. Nano Today is also the only Asia-based journal among the top 5 journals in each list.
 
The Elsevier journal is organizing the 3rd Nano Today Conference with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. The conference will be held in Biopolis, Singapore on December 8-11, 2013 (www.nanotoday2013.com). The bi-annual Nano Today conference series that started in 2009 has now become a major forum for the exchange of ideas and latest findings in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The last conference was held in Hawaii in December 2011 with 500 participants, and the inaugural conference was held in Singapore in August 2009 with 450 participants.
 
The Journal Citation Reports® are the recognized authority for evaluating journals, presenting quantitative data that supports a systematic and objective review of the world’s leading journals, as well as measures their impact and influence in the global research community. The 2013 release features a total of 10,853 journal listings in 232 disciplines, representing 83 countries.
 
For queries on Nano Today and Elsevier, please contact:
 
Deborah Logan
Publishing Director, Materials Science Journals
Elsevier
DID: 44 1865 843061
BB: 44 7789 921235
Email: d.logan@elsevier.com
 
For queries on the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, the 3rd Nano Today Conference and interview requests for Professor Jackie Y. Ying, please contact:
 
Elena Tan                                                Nidyah Sani
Phone: 6824 7032                                    Phone: 6824 7005
Email: elenatan@ibn.a-star.edu.sg             Email: nidyah@ibn.a-star.edu.sg
 
About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.
 
 
About Nano Today
 
Nano Today provides a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of authoritative review articles, rapid communications, and news and opinions that shape and define the frontiers of nanoscience and nanotechnology through their multidisciplinary applications. It publishes six issues per year covering all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. For more information, please visit www.nanotoday.com.
 
The 3rd Nano Today Conference on December 8-11, 2013 in Biopolis, Singapore will feature three plenary and 26 invited speakers who will present the latest advances in the following topics:
  • 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
  • Nanosystems for Energy, Environmental, Chemical and Catalytic Applications
 
For more information on the 3rd Nano Today Conference, please visit www.nanotoday2013.com.
 
About the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
 
Established in 2003, the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) is spearheaded by its Executive Director, Professor Jackie Yi-Ru Ying, who was a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (19922005). In 2008, Professor Ying was recognized as one of “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for her groundbreaking work on nanostructured systems, nanoporous materials and host matrices for quantum dots and wires. Under her direction, IBN conducts research at the cutting-edge of bioengineering and nanotechnology. Its programs are geared towards linking multiple disciplines across engineering, science and medicine to produce research breakthroughs that will improve healthcare and our quality of life.
 
IBN’s research activities are focused in the following areas:
 
·         Nanomedicine, where functionalized polymers, hydrogels and biologics are developed as therapeutics and carriers for the controlled release and targeted delivery of therapeutics to diseased cells and organs.
 
·         Cell and Tissue Engineering, where biomimicking materials, stem cell technology, microfluidic systems and bioimaging tools are combined to develop novel approaches to regenerative medicine and artificial organs.
 
·         Biodevices and Diagnostics, which involve nanotechnology and microfabricated platforms for high-throughput biomarker and drug screening, automated biologics synthesis, and rapid disease diagnosis.
 
·         Green Chemistry and Energy, which encompass the green synthesis of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, catalytic conversion of biomass, utilization of carbon dioxide, and new nanocomposite materials for energy applications.
 
For more information about IBN, please visit: www.ibn.a-star.edu.sg.
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