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Impact Factors: Serials on the Rise!

By: , Posted on: October 24, 2018

With world-class subject expert Serial and Volume Editors commissioning content written by global leading researchers, Serials have had another sterling set of Impact Factor results during this year’s annual release.

Based on these solid foundations a significant number of Serials and Handbooks have for decades existed and flourished in tandem with their subject counterparts in journals (for example, Solid State Physics began in 1955); what distinguishes Serials is their offering a greater depth of detail, analysis and methodology than traditional review articles.

Impact Factor is a citation indicator released by Clarivate (formerly Thomson) on an annual basis, and is one established measure of a serial publication’s quality; the result of comparing the number of published articles to the number of citations received over a set [usually two year] period. It is by no means the only definitive metric; more recently, additional measurements of success have grown to provide a fuller picture and to inform strategic decision-making regarding volume content and author selection, including:

  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP),
  • Impact per Publication (IPP),
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
  • CiteScore
  • PlumX Metrics data

A snapshot of the book series’ achievements this year include:

  • 21 Serials are ranked in the first quartile of their respective categories;
  • 12 Serials are in the top half of their Impact Factor categories;
  • 35 Serials saw their Impact Factors increase in 2017;
  • Advances in Experimental Social Psychology and Advances in Agronomy are both ranked 2nd in their categories (Psychology / Social and Agronomy, respectively);
  • Advances in Experimental Social Psychology has the highest IF of 8.8; 
  • Advances in the Study of Behavior is ranked 4th in the category of Behavioral Sciences (increase from 26th in 2016), with an IF of 5.2;
  • Advances in Applied Mechanics is ranked 5th in the category of Engineering, Mechanical, an increase of 10 places from 2016, with an IF of 5;
  • Vitamins and Hormones and Semiconductors and Semimetals had the two highest ranking increases (by 83 and 73 places respectively).

 

  • 19 Serials in the top quartile ranking of the total number of publications within their Category:

Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Applied Mechanics

Advances In Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

Advances in Cancer Research

Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advances in Catalysis

Advances in Clinical Chemistry 

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

Advances in Genetics

Advances in Geophysics

Advances in Immunology

Advances in Insect Physiology

Advances in Organometallic Chemistry

Advances in Parasitology

Advances in the Study of Behavior

Advances in Virus Research

Current Topics in Membranes

Progress in Optics

Solid State Physics

 

  • 17 Serials where impact factor has increased by a significant amount (≥10%):

Advances in Applied Mechanics

Advances in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

Advances in Botanical Research

Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advances in Computers

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry

Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology

Advances in the Study of Behavior

Advances in Virus Research

Current Topics in Membranes

International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities

Methods in Cell Biology

Progress in Brain Research

Progress in Optics

Semiconductors and Semimetals

Solid State Physics

Vitamins and Hormones

 

  • 8 Serials are in listed the top 5 of their Category:

Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Applied Mechanics

Advances in Clinical Chemistry

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

Advances in Organometallic Chemistry

Advances in Parasitology

Advances in the Study of Behavior

Advances in Virus Research

 

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