Quality/Publications/Citations

Contributions to a scientific field are not counted in terms of the number of publications but are counted in terms of significant differences in how science is understood. 

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  TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS ~11500
 
  Number of papers published with more than 100 citations18
  Number of papers published with more than 50 citations60
  Number of papers published with more than 25 citations100
  Number of papers published with more than 10 citations260
  Number of papers published with more than 5 citations~350
  



Source Titles

Number of papers

5-Year Impact Factor

ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH

1

22.507

ACS NANO

1

11.171

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS

1

6.949

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS

1

6.082

APPLIED CATALYSIS B ENVIRONMENTAL

12

6.052

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY

1

5.992

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

4

5.764

BIOMACROMOLECULES

1

5.646

POLYMER CHEMISTRY

2

5.326

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C

8

5.049

CRYSTAL GROWTH DESIGN

3

4.877

JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

2

4.553

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

1

4.553

ACS APPLIED MATERIALS INTERFACES

1

4.540

LANGMUIR

2

4.514

APPLIED ENERGY

1

4.456

ACTA MATERIALIA

1

4.226

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B

12

4.061

ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA

1

4.039

CRYSTENGCOMM

1

4.023

APPLIED CATALYSIS A GENERAL

5

3.961

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS

3

3.931

DALTON TRANSACTIONS

3

3.887

ULTRASONICS SONOCHEMISTRY

5

3.830

FUEL

3

3.791

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL

5

3.681

CATALYSIS TODAY

1

3.584

SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY

1

3.562

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS A CHEMICAL

1

3.336

CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS

3

3.299

JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE

3

3.263

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS

7

3.238

JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS

5

3.145

POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY

27

3.069

JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A CHEMISTRY

3

2.925

BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL

2

2.769

JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL AND APPLIED PYROLYSIS

1

2.687

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE

11

2.601

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH

41

2.530

JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY

2

2.412

MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

1

2.385

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY

1

2.383

PLASMA CHEMISTRY AND PLASMA PROCESSING

1

2.371

AICHE JOURNAL

15

2.320

CATALYSIS LETTERS

2

2.314

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY

1

2.295

POLYMER INTERNATIONAL

2

2.275

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

2.270

PHYSICAL REVIEW E

2

2.261

FLUID PHASE EQUILIBRIA

7

2.225

POWDER TECHNOLOGY

1

2.221

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS

1

2.173

CLEAN SOIL AIR WATER

1

2.118

MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN

1

2.108

SYNTHETIC METALS

1

2.081

THERMOCHIMICA ACTA

5

2.028

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH DESIGN

1

2.028

APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

3

1.998

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA

6

1.965

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE

2

1.918

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING B 

1

1.761

JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH

4

1.710

MACROMOLECULAR REACTION ENGINEERING

1

1.657

POLYMER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

1

1.654

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE

23

1.413

 

The indication of the scientific journal quality in the year X can roughly be expressed by the impact factor obtained by dividing the total number of citations of the journal during the previous two years (X-1 and X-2) by the total number of papers published in that journal within the same two years. Presented below is the impact factor of some of the journals to which we frequently submit papers. The data is taken from the journal citation report of ISI. Please note that the best chemical engineering journals (IECR, CES, AIChE etc..) have an impact factor of nearly 2.5.

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. 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." Dr. Garfield, founder of the impact factor in 1955 and the Chairman Emeritus, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Philadelphia

The impact factors of journals from different scientific fields vary considerably. A common misinterpretation of impact factors and citation numbers is frequently reflected by the statements such as: "He (she) is an excellent scientist, because he (she) published three papers in a journal withan impact factor above 3, and was cited more than two hundred times".Whoever says this, should remember that, in fields such as mathematics, there are no journals with impact factors above 3. On the other hand, in the subfield Biochemistry and molecular biology, there are more than forty journals with impact factors above 3.

Accordingly, the impact of publications from two scientific fields cannot be compared directly. The average impact of the journals from each of the approximately 120 scientific subfields was expressed by a "coefficient of the scientific subfield" [Scientometrics,16, 478]. This parameter for Biochemistry & molecular biology was, for example, 2.000, which means that the average rate of citation for the journals covering this subfield (6.22 citations per paper) was twice the average citation rate for all the journals referenced by the science citation index (3.11 citations per paper) during the same period. Therefore, if we wish to attribute a "weight" to the impact factor of a journal from a particular subfield, this shouldbe the inverse of the "coefficient of the scientific subfield".

Thus, the impact factor of any journal from the subfield of Biochemistry & molecular biology should be multiplied by 1/2.000 to obtain the weighted impact. The impact factor of journals from the discipline of Polymer Science should be multiplied by 1/0.646 for this purpose. The impact factor of journals from the discipline of Chemical Engineering should be multiplied by 1/0.845 for this purpose. These weighted or "standardized" impact factors allow the comparison of the output in different scientific subfields. Thus a journal with an impact factor of 1 in polymer science is roughly equivalent to a journal with an impact factor of 3 in biochemistry.

Another way is to compare the average impact factor of the particular field. Here is a recent paper from Althouse et al., in the January 2009 issue of JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

*Impact factor based on Science citation index provided by ISI Web of Knowledge in 2010.