Journal History

2011 Inaugural issue released. Initially published as a quarterly journal.
2015 Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus.
First Impact Factor received (1.484).
Two topical sections are set up: Optics & Lasers; Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences.
2016 Changed to a monthly publication schedule.
The 2015 Impact Factor is received (1.726).
Three new Sections on Materials, Energy and Acoustics are set up.
2017 The 2016 Impact Factor is received (1.679).
Two new Sections on Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are set up.
More than 1000 papers are published in one year for the first time.
2018 The 2017 Impact Factor is received (1.689).
Two new Sections on"Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology" and "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering" are set up.
2019 The 2018 Impact Factor is received (2.217).
Seven new Sections on "Earth Sciences and Geography", "Civil Engineering", "Applied Industrial Technologies", "Food Science and Technology", "Applied Physics", "Quantum Science and Technology" and "Applied Dentistry" are set up. Journal published its 10,000th paper in December.
2020 The 2019 Impact Factor is received (2.474).
Six new Sections on "Membrane Science and Technology", "Robotics and Automation", "Aerospace Science and Engineering", "Marine Engineering", "Applied Microbiology" and "Applied Micromedicine" are set up.


2011– Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi
2015– Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Totaro Imasaka for the Section “Optics & Lasers” and Prof. Dr. Philippe Lambin for the Section “Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences”
2016– Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Peter Van Puyvelde for the Section “Materials” and Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Aggelis for the Section “Acoustics”
2017– Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Frede Blaabjerg for the Section “Energy” and Prof. Dr. Andrea Prati for the Section “Computer Science and Electrical Engineering”
2018– Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto for the Section “Mechanical Engineering”
2019– Section Editors-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Eugene J. OBrien for the Section “Civil Engineering”; Prof. Dr. Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid for the Section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering"; Prof. Dr. Roger Narayan for the Section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering"; Prof. Dr. Nicholas Vassiliou Sarlis for the Section "Applied Physics".
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