Change of Web of Science categories for MMNP (August 2019)

Publisher’s Note

Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena is a journal whose primary focus is mathematics, applied to non-mathematics disciplines. Yet, this was not reflected in the categories in which the journal is indexed in the major citation databases : Web of Science and Scopus.

In Web of Science, MMNP was indexed in the categories Mathematical & Computation Biology; Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications; and Multidisciplinary Sciences. We recently sent a request to Clarivate Analytics, which maintains Web of Science, to add MMNP in the category Mathematics, Applied. The Mathematics, Applied category “covers resources concerned with areas of mathematics that may be applied to other fields of science. It includes areas such as differential equations, numerical analysis, nonlinearity, control, software, systems analysis, computational mathematics and mathematical modelling.”

The Editorial team of Clarivate evaluated the category request for Mathematics, Applied and have determined that this is a sufficiently relevant category for this journal and as a result have added this category to the journal’s categorization. The decision was also made to drop the Multidisciplinary Sciences category because of the primary focus of the journal being on mathematical methods. Furthermore, the ESI category has been changed from Computer Science to Mathematics. The changes take place immediately and should show up in the database in the next few weeks.

With this change, we expect that MMNP will be more visible to the applied mathematics community which constitutes its primary authorship.

We sent a similar request to Scopus for inclusion in the category Mathematics, Applied. This would be in addition to the category Mathematics, Modeling and Simulation in which MMNP is currently indexed. This application is in process.

Anne Ruimy
Senior Publisher, EDP Sciences