ACS Sensors received its inaugural Impact Factor last month with the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics. The partial Impact Factor of 5.711 demonstrates a community of scientists producing high-quality research and engaging with their peers’ work.
The ACS Sensors editorial team wants to express its gratitude to the community of authors, readers, and reviewers who welcomed this new journal and helped make it a success in its first few years.
“We are delighted with how the community has embraced ACS Sensors and done so much to make it a success over just a few short years,” says Editor-in-Chief J. Justin Gooding, Ph.D. “We’re particularly pleased about the community’s support for the criteria we introduced for providing uncertainties and measuring in complex samples when possible.”
More ACS Sensors Firsts
ACS Sensors launched in 2015 and published its first issue January 22, 2016. The first Article accepted was published online on September 21, 2015, and came from Eric C. Nallon, Vincent P. Schnee, Collin Bright, Michael P. Polcha, and Qiliang Li:
Chemical Discrimination with an Unmodified Graphene Chemical Sensor
ACS Sens., 2016, 1 (1), pp 26-31
The journal hosted its first Editors and Editorial Advisory Committee Meetings at Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta. The following year it hosted the first annual ACS Sensors Symposium at Pittcon 2017 in Chicago. Then in 2018, it co-sponsored the first annual Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Symposium with Analytical Chemistry and the Journal of Proteome Research at Pittcon 2018, in Orlando, Florida, where the journals also presented the first Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Awards.
5 Most Prolific Authors, 5 Most-Cited Papers
In its first three years of publishing, ACS Sensors has seen many members of the community publish multiple papers in the journal. Five authors stand out as the journal’s most prolific:
- Professor Timothy M. Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 6 papers published
- Professor Joseph Wang, University California San Diego (UCSD), 6 papers published
- Professor Jean-Francois Masson, University of Montreal, 5 papers published
- Professor Boris Mizaikoff, Ulm University, 5 papers published
- Professor James F. Rusling, University of Connecticut, 5 papers published
ACS Sensors has also seen many papers making valuable contributions to the community, including these five most-cited research papers from the journal’s first year:
Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Coated ZnO Nanorods as Molecular Sieving to Improve Selectivity of Formaldehyde Gas Sensor
ACS Sens., 2016, 1 (3), pp 243-50
Noninvasive Alcohol Monitoring Using a Wearable Tattoo-Based Iontophoretic-Biosensing System
ACS Sens., 2016, 1 (8), pp 1011-19
Design of Superior Ethanol Gas Sensor Based on Al-Doped NiO Nanorod-Flowers
ACS Sens., 2016, 1 (2), pp 131-36
Highly Selective Turn-On Fluorogenic Chemosensor for Robust Quantification of Zn(II) Based on Aggregation Induced Emission Enhancement Feature
ACS Sens., 2016, 1 (6), pp 739-47
Novel Turn-On Fluorescent Sensors with Mega Stokes Shifts for Dual Detection of Al3+ and Zn2+
ACS Sens., 2016, 1 (2), pp 144-50
What’s Next for ACS Sensors?
The ACS Sensors team will continue to be active leaders within the global research community by hosting symposia at Pittcon 2019 in Philadelphia, and participating in events around the world as they did this spring in China and two years ago in India.
“As ACS Sensors is a global journal, your international editorial team greatly enjoys venturing abroad to meet our authors from around the world to learn more about their groundbreaking research,” says Professor Gooding.
ACS Sensors will also continue to seek out and publish more high-quality groundbreaking research like that above. Going forward, the editors expect to see more work on these topics as well as an increase in papers on these expanding areas of sensors research:
- Protein engineering to tailor the biological recognition part of a biosensor to suit our analytical needs better
- Additional work on single-molecule and ultrasensitive sensors
- Wearable sensors that measure chemical information
- Gas sensors that employ new sensing mechanisms to obtain improved selectivity
- Remotely deployable chemical sensors
- Integration of sensing components with devices
Professor Gooding says the journal’s editorial team is particularly looking forward to receiving papers with more findings on:
- Using sensors in new and novel ways to obtain new scientific knowledge
- The fundamental aspects of sensors as well as new sensors
- Benchmarking new sensors to established sensors or analytical methods