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Measurement Science and Technology (MST) is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by IOP Publishing and covering the areas of measurement, instrumentation, and sensor technology in the sciences. The editor-in-chief is Kenneth T. Christensen (University of Notre Dame).


The journal was established in 1923 as the Journal of Scientific Instruments. The first issue was introduced by J. J. Thomson, then president of the Institute of Physics, who stated that no publication existed at that time in the English language specially devoted to scientific instruments.[2] The idea for the journal was promoted by Richard Glazebrook, the first president, then director, of the National Physical Laboratory, where the journal was initially edited. The need for interdisciplinarity was recognised even then, with the desire to co-opt biologists, engineers, chemists, and instrument makers, "as well as physicists", on the scientific advisory committee.[3] The Institute of Physics merged with the Physical Society of London in 1960. By this time the Proceedings of the Physical Society had grown in size and the quality of the applied journals, British Journal of Applied Physics and Journal of Scientific Instruments, had been improved. In 1968 these journals were merged to form part of the Journal of Physics series of journals, A to E, the fifth journal in the series being Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments. In 1990 the journal was renamed as Measurement Science and Technology to reflect the shift away from many scientists making their own instruments. Since 2003 the journal archive containing all articles published since 1874 are available online.
Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

Science Citation Index[4]
Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences[4]
Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology[4]
Aerospace & High Technology Database
Applied Science and Technology Abstracts
Chemical Abstracts Service[7]
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
NASA Astrophysics Data System
Referativnyi Zhurnal

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 1.861.[9]

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Rainer, E.H. (1923). "The scheme for a journal of scientific instruments". Journal of Scientific Instruments. 1: 2–3. Bibcode:1923JScI....1....2R. doi:10.1088/0950-7671/1/0/301.
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