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Celebrating ten years of Biotechnology for Biofuels – top ten most cited articles

Read the top ten most cited articles from the last ten years of ground-breaking research

Biotechnology for Biofuels is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The journal was launched in 2008 as the first open access journal dedicated to biofuels research. Since then it has grown each year from publishing 18 articles in 2008 to 311 in 2017. By serving the biofuels research community it quickly became the first choice journal for scientists endeavoring to produce next-generation fuels from lignocellulosic (woody) biomass. This is reflected in its five year impact factor of 6.66 and more than 1 million article downloads. Always looking to the future, in 2016 the journal expanded its scope to bio-based chemicals, reflecting the growth in research in this area.

Overseen by the Editors-in-Chief Jean-Marie Francois, Michael Himmel, Debra Mohnen and Charles Wyman, Biotechnology for Biofuels is supported by an expert panel of Associate Editors, who are responsible for peer-review and editorial decision making for the journal. In this anniversary year, we would like to congratulate them on the journal’s continued reputation as a leader in the field and thank all the researchers who have contributed to the incredible body of work.

Most cited articles

  1. Research - 24 May 2010
    Cellulose crystallinity index: measurement techniques and their impact on interpreting cellulase performance
    Sunkyu Park, John O Baker, Michael E Himmel, Philip A Parilla and David K Johnson

  2. Review - 28 Jan 2013
    Bioconversion of lignocellulose: inhibitors and detoxification
    Leif J Jönsson, Björn Alriksson and Nils-Olof Nilvebrant

  3. Review - 14 March 2012
    Value-added uses for crude glycerol--a byproduct of biodiesel production
    Fangxia Yang, Milford A Hanna and Runcang Sun

  4. Review - 02 July 2012
    Novel enzymes for the degradation of cellulose
    Svein Jarle Horn, Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Bjørge Westereng and VincentGH Eijsink

  5. Research - 21 March 2013
    Expansion of the enzymatic repertoire of the CAZy database to integrate auxiliary redox enzymes
    Anthony Levasseur, Elodie Drula, Vincent Lombard, Pedro M Coutinho and Bernard Henrissat

  6. Review - 01 May 2008
    A short review on SSF – an interesting process option for ethanol production from lignocellulosic feedstocks
    Kim Olofsson, Magnus Bertilsson and Gunnar Lidén

  7. Research - 08 June 2009
    Yield-determining factors in high-solids enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose
    Jan B Kristensen, Claus Felby and Henning Jørgensen

  8. Review - 23 February 2010
    Access to cellulose limits the efficiency of enzymatic hydrolysis: the role of amorphogenesis
    Valdeir Arantes and Jack N Saddler

  9. Research - 16 April 2008
    Cell-wall structural changes in wheat straw pretreated for bioethanol production
    Jan B Kristensen, Lisbeth G Thygesen, Claus Felby, Henning Jørgensen and Thomas Elder

  10. Review - 28 January 2013
    Assessing the molecular structure basis for biomass recalcitrance during dilute acid and hydrothermal pretreatments
    Yunqiao Pu, Fan Hu, Fang Huang, Brian H Davison and Arthur J Ragauskas

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