IET Journals go from strength to strength
Thomson Reuters’ leading citation index, the Web of Science, has recognised all IET Research Journals, with 18 titles gaining notable increases in their impact factor scores.
Every journal in the Web of Science receives an impact factor score in June each year, when Thomson Reuters publishes its Journal Citation Report. The impact factor is a measure of the number of citations within scientific journals. It is used to gauge the relative importance of a scientific journal within its field.
Daniel Smith, Head of Academic Publishing, at the IET said: “This is gratifying news. Not only have we succeeded in increasing the impact factors of all previously included titles across the portfolio, but also our two most recently launched titles have been accepted for inclusion. Despite the continuing rapid expansion of journals publishing, the market is increasingly focused on quality and I think we can confidently say this result is a validation of the excellence of IET Journals’ content.”
The IET Information Security journal recorded the greatest leap, with an impact increase of 227 per cent, while the IET Renewable Power Generation journal became eligible for its first impact factor since its inclusion in the database in 2009.
The Web of Science is the world’s leading citation index, with multidisciplinary content from nearly 12,000 of the top-tier international and regional journals. Of the 2,500 journals submitted for consideration in this database annually, only 10-12 per cent are selected for inclusion. All research journals published by the IET feature in the Web of Science.
The newest title in IET's portfolio, IET Power Electronics (launched too recently to receive an impact factor), also received good news: it has been successful in its application for inclusion in the Web of Science. The journal will receive its first impact factor in 2011.
Here is a full list of the impact factor scores released in June 2010:
2009 impact factor
2010 impact factor
|IET Circuits, Devices & Systems|
|IET Computers & Digital Techniques|
|IET Computer Vision|
|IET Control Theory & Applications|
|IET Electric Power Applications|
|IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution|
|IET Image Processing|
|IET Information Security|
|IET Intelligent Transport Systems|
|IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation|
|IET Power Electronics|
(first impact factor coming in 2011)
|IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation|
|IET Renewable Power Generation|
(first impact factor)
|IET Science, Measurement & Technology|
|IET Signal Processing|
|IET Systems Biology|
For more information on each journal and its impact factor visit the IET Digital Library
For details on how to submit research visit the IET Journals website.