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Posted: November 24, 2008

The pace of materials science and nanotechnology publishing is accelerating

(Nanowerk News) Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced that it will double the publishing frequencies of its leading materials science journal Advanced Materials and its leading nanoscience journal Small in 2009.
“Our authors want to see their latest results in print as soon as possible, and our readers want to have access to cutting-edge research without having to wait weeks for the next issue to appear,” explained Dr. Peter Gregory, Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Materials. “Publishing Advanced Materials every week and Small every two weeks will make these journals the best combination of quality and speed available to the materials science community.”
Advanced Materials and Small are two of the most-cited journals in materials science, with Institute for Scientific Information 2007 Impact Factors of 8.191 and 6.408, respectively.  
“Of course, new issues will appear on the journal websites twice as often as well,” said Dr. José Oliveira, Editor-in-Chief of Small, referring to www.advmat.de and ww.small-journal.com. “With more issues, we will also be able to provide more high-quality reviews to our readers,” he continued.
Advanced Materials celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2008, having published critically important articles in materials science for the past two decades. Small was launched in 2005 as a journal dedicated to the worldwide explosion of interest in micro- and nanotechnology.
Articles in both journals are regularly featured by the science news service MaterialsViews.com.
Source: Wiley-Blackwell