MAP Focal Subject Head Prof. Boccaccini marks 10 years as Editor-in-Chief of Materials Letters
Growing impact of Materials Letters
Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (Head, Institute of Biomaterials and MAP Focal Subject Head) celebrates 10 years as Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of Materials Letters. The journal is one of the “classical” journals in the field of materials science and engineering, which was founded in 1982, and it has seen a continuous increase of the impact factor (IF) over the years, the current IF is 3.019. The journal belongs to the MaterialsToday extended family of journals in Materials Science, published by Elsevier. Marking 10 years as EiC of Materials Letters, Prof. Boccaccini said: “It is a great honour and a responsibility to be the Editor-in-Chief of Materials Letters, one of the most recognized journals in the materials science field. In the last 10 years the journal has continued to grow, in terms of the number of papers published and citations received. Indeed our editors’ team has grown accordingly – we have now an excellent team of 12 editors and two managing editors – whose expertise covers the most varied areas in the materials field. The journal published 1,650 papers in 2019 with a total of 50,000 citations, articles published in Materials Letters were downloaded 2,227,422 times in 2019, highlighting the impact of the journal. I look forward to continue serving the materials science community as editor of one of the most respected journals in the field”.