SCI Journal

Impact Factor Database

Smart Materials and Structures

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 09641726, 1361665X
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
History: 1992-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Smart Materials and Structures

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Smart Materials and Structures (SMS) is a multi-disciplinary engineering journal that explores the creation and utilization of novel forms of transduction. It is a leading journal in the area of smart materials and structures, publishing the most important results from different regions of the world, largely from Asia, Europe and North America. The results may be as disparate as the development of new materials and active composite systems, derived using theoretical predictions to complex structural systems, which generate new capabilities by incorporating enabling new smart material transducers. The theoretical predictions are usually accompanied with experimental verification, characterizing the performance of new structures and devices. These systems are examined from the nanoscale to the macroscopic. SMS has a Board of Associate Editors who are specialists in a multitude of areas, ensuring that reviews are fast, fair and performed by experts in all sub-disciplines of smart materials, systems and structures. A smart material is defined as any material that is capable of being controlled such that its response and properties change under a stimulus. A smart structure or system is capable of reacting to stimuli or the environment in a prescribed manner. SMS is committed to understanding, expanding and dissemination of knowledge in this subject matter.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Smart Materials and Structures

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 3.917
  • 2018 Impact Factor 3.821
  • 2017 Impact Factor 3.311
  • 2016 Impact Factor 3.170
  • 2015 Impact Factor 3.609
  • 2014 Impact Factor 3.260
  • 2013 Impact Factor 3.116
  • 2012 Impact Factor 2.827
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.725
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.794
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.644
  • 2008 Impact Factor 2.213
  • 2007 Impact Factor 2.083
  • 2006 Impact Factor 2.158
  • 2005 Impact Factor 2.276
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.894
  • 2003 Impact Factor 2.081
  • 2002 Impact Factor 1.859
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.583
  • 2000 Impact Factor 1.043
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.