The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce that the first journal in its Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program, Research, is now indexed in Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). The journal is expected to receive its first Journal Impact Factor in the June 2022 release of the Journal Citation Reports.

The journal was previously included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and after 3 years of publishing high-quality content, it will move into SCIE. This is a significant milestone for the journal, which is published in association with the Science and Technology Review Publishing House, under the leadership of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). The inclusion of Research in SCIE highlights the journal’s commitment to publishing high-quality and high-impact Open Access content. In addition to SCIE, Research is also indexed in CAS, CNKI, CSCD, DOAJ, Ei Compendex, Inspec, PMC and Scopus.

Research was launched in 2018, publishing its first content in August of that year. The journal publishes original multidisciplinary work reflecting innovative discoveries and important issues in the life and physical sciences and in engineering and applied science. Papers published since its launch have covered tunable/reconfigurable metasurfaces, wearable/implantable electronics, COVID-19 meta-analysis, and face masks perspectives. As a continuation of AAAS’ commitment to open access publishing, the journal’s content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), on a continuous basis.

“We are thrilled that Research, the first Science Partner Journal, has been accepted for inclusion in the Multidisciplinary Sciences category of SCIE,” said Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals at AAAS. “The partnership between AAAS and CAST has produced a journal that publishes impactful research for all to read and we are excited to see the growing recognition of Research and its high-quality content. We look forward to the continued success of the journal under the leadership of Editors-in-Chief Tianhong Cui and Wei Huang.”

“This is wonderful news that our journal will now be indexed in SCIE. It is a huge milestone for Research,” said Editor-in-Chief Tianhong Cui. “On behalf of the Editorial Board of Research I would like to thank all the authors, reviewers, readers, and academic editors for their great support. We also give special thanks to all the managing editors and staff from CAST and AAAS. We will continue to make our efforts to better serve the research community globally.”


About the Science Partner Journal program

The Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program was launched by AAAS in 2017 and features high-quality, online-only Open Access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders and societies. Through these collaborations, AAAS expands its efforts to communicate science broadly and for the benefit of all people by providing top-tier international research organizations with the technology, visibility and publishing expertise that AAAS is uniquely positioned to offer as the world’s largest international science society.

As with all titles participating in the Science Partner Journal program, Plant Phenomics is editorially independent and responsible for the content published in the journal. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines to join the program, which features English-language publications. Partner organizations are responsible for establishing editorial boards committed to best practices in peer review and author service. For more information about the Science Partner Journal program, please visit the program’s homepage at For questions regarding the program and inquiries about the application process for becoming a partner organization, contact

About the American Association for the Advancement of Science 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 260 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more.

About the China Association for Science and Technology

The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest non-governmental organization of scientific and technological professionals in China, serving as a bridge that links the Chinese government to the science and technology communities in China. Through its 210 national member societies and local branches all over the country, CAST maintains close ties with millions of Chinese scientists, engineers and other professionals working in the fields of science and technology.