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All the editors of the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology would like to congratulate and deeply thank the following reviewers for their outstanding contribution during the year 2017. They all have accepted ten or more invitations to review and each will receive a free Electronic Copy of any Springer book with a list price of US$300.
Below is the list of the 34 top reviewers:
Kelvii Wei GUO, Georgina Carbajal De la Torre, Ph.D., Hiromitsu Kozuka, Ph.D., Qingguo Meng, Raghuveer Reddy Gadipalli, Ph.D., Redouane Begag, Yuanqing Gu, Ph.D., Vadim G. Kessler, Ph.D., Dr Hab, Luisa Durães, Ph.D., Marco AU Martines, Ph.D., Takeshi Fukuda, Dr, Kim Finnie, Ph.D., Yizheng Cao, Byeong-Soo Bae, Ph.D., Martin Gerard Bakker, Ph.D., Kenji Okada, Bernardo Almeida, Ph.D., Munetoshi Sakai, Ph.D., George Hasegawa, Ph.D., YongHong Wang, Ph.D., K. Kajihara, Jatinder Kumar, Josefa Isasi, Ph.D., Go Kawamura, Ph.D., Naoki Tarutani, Rosendo Lopéz, Ph.D., Taejin Hwang, Ph.D., Peer Löbmann, Shinobu Fujihara, Ph.D., Issa M. El Nahhal, Ph.D., Carlos Moure, Ph.D., Eric Vance, Ph.D., Michel André Aegerter, Ph.D., and Riccardo Ceccato, Ph.D.
It is remarkable to note that among the 450 agreed reviews by these reviewers, only 37 ones have been submitted late and 404 have been submitted on time! Also, the average number of days needed to complete the first reviews by these reviewers was remarkable, only 11.
We also would like to deeply thank all the other reviewers who are not listed above, but who have also participated in the JSST review process. We look forward to seeing many of your names on the list for 2018!
We are also very pleased to inform our readers that the journal had 267,799 downloads in 2017 calculated from downloads via SpringerLink. It had a 2-year impact factor of 1.745 and a 5-year impact factor of 1.713 as released in the Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports (JCR) based on 2017 data. The impact factor is just one measure used for evaluating our journal. Based on Altmetric data, JSST received 6301 mentions in the journal lifetime, as compared to the average number for a Springer journal of 3315! These mentions include article coverage and discussions on the social web.
We would like to deeply thank all reviewers and editors for their hard work and commitment during last year. We do hope that we can continue to have your contribution in 2018 and the coming years.
Prof. Dr. Michel A. Aegerter
Sara Kate Heukerott
Springer, Senior Editor, Physics and Materials Science