Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Impact factors

On June 20th, ISI Web of Knowledge released the list of impact factors of all journals. Despite its obvious shortcomings, authors and editors fight over a high impact factor for their journal. This year, a five year impact factor and the eigen factor was also mentioned for each journal.

The top three journals in chemical engineering, AIChE Journal (published by Wiley), Chemical Engineering Science (published by Elsevier) and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (published by American Chemical Society) all tied with nearly the same impact factor of 1.89. The three other journals to which I regular submit namely Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Applied Catalysis B and Polymer Degradation and Stability all show an increase in the impact factor compared to last year.


Anonymous said...


A good surprise for those publishing in JPC-B: it is 3rd in Chemistry according with its Eigenfactor, ahead of Nano Letters!

Anonymous said...

Saw your profile; You have more than 75 papers in ACS journals in the last ten years. WoW..simply wow!