Journal History

2010 Nanomaterials is founded. Prof. Dr. Thomas Nann, from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, serves as the founding Editor-in-Chief.
2011 The first issue of Nanomaterials is published.
2013 The number of Editorial Board Members of Nanomaterials increases to 32.
2014 Nanomaterials is indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
2015 Nanomaterials is covered by Scopus. The first impact factor is 2.076. Nanomaterials enters the ranking in the categories “Materials Science, Multidisciplinary” (SCIE) in 82nd position out of 259 (Q2) and “Nanoscience & Nanotechnology” (SCIE), in 41st position out of 79 (Q3).
2016 Nanomaterials becomes a monthly journal. The 2015 impact factor increases to 2.690, and Nanomaterials is ranked 36/83 (Q2) in the category “Nanoscience & Nanotechnology” and 64/271 (Q1) in the category “Materials Science, Multidisciplinary”. Nanomaterials launches its “Travel Awards”. Also, a Twitter account for Nanomaterials is created.
2017 Nanomaterials is covered by PubMed. The impact factor increases to 3.553, and Nanomaterials is ranked 33/87 (Q2) in the category “Nanoscience & Nanotechnology” and 58/275 (Q1) in the category “Materials Science, Multidisciplinary”. The “Outstanding Reviewer Award” is offered.
2018 Nanomaterials impact factor is 3.504. The journal’s 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.811. Nanomaterials is now ranked 71/285 (Q1) in the category “Materials Science, Multidisciplinary” and 39/92 (Q2) in “Nanoscience & Nanotechnology”. The “Young Investigator Award” is offered. Nanomaterials launches its 1st International Online Conference.
2019 Nanomaterials impact factor is 4.034. The journal's 5-Year Impact Factor is 4.358. Nanomaterials now ranks 71/293 (Q1) in the category "Materials Science, Multidisciplinary" and 39/94 (Q2) in the category "Nanoscience & Nanotechnology". The “Outstanding Reviewer Awards” is offered.
2020 The Impact Factor of Nanomaterials is 4.324, and the journal’s 5-Year Impact Factor is 4.514. The total number of publications in Nanomaterials has exceeded 6000. A total of 1448 articles have been cited 10 times or more. Nanomaterials is now ranked 89/314 (Q2) in the category “Materials Science, Multidisciplinary” and 42/103 (Q2) in “Nanoscience & Nanotechnology”. The “Travel Award” and “Young Investigator Award” are offered. Nanomaterials organizes and hosts the 2nd International Online Conference on Nanomaterials and successfully holds its first webinar.
2021 12 new Sections were set up and 12 Section Editor-in-Chief have been appointed:
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Eleonore Fröhlich for Section “Biology and Medicines
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Paul F. McMillan for Section “Nanophotonics Materials and Devices
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Paolo M. Scrimin for Section “Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Dimitratos for Section “Energy and Catalysis
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Seung Hwan Ko for Section “Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Sotirios Baskoutas for Section “Theory and Simulation of Nanostructures
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Ioannis V. Yentekakis for Section “Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Mikhael Bechelany for Section “Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Jordi Sortfor Section “Nanocomposite Materials
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Antonio Di Bartolomeo for Section “2D and Carbon Nanomaterials
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Félix Zamora for Section “Inorganic Materials and Metal-Organic Frameworks
Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Dongling Ma for Section “Solar Energy and Solar Cells
Nanomaterials received an Impact Factor of 5.076 for the year 2020; the 5-year Impact Factor was 5.346.
Nanomaterials had been approved for coverage within two new categories of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR):
  • Physics, Applied, 35/160, Q1
  • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary, 55/178, Q2
Nanomaterials published its 10,000th paper.
2022 Nanomaterials adopted a semimonthly publication schedule.
Nanomaterials organized the 3rd International Online Conference.
The impact factor of Nanomaterials was 5.719, and the journal’s five-year Impact Factor was 5.810.


2010–2017 Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Thomas Nann
2018–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Shirley Chiang

Section Editor-in-Chief

2023–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Kwang Leong Choy for the section on Solar Energy and Solar Cells
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