AMSTERDAM, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the highlights of its journal Impact Factor performance in 2013. According to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) published by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier saw 61% of its journal Impact Factors increase from 2012 to 2013, well ahead of the aggregate across all other journals at 55%. Furthermore, 21% of Elsevier journals are in the top 10% of their subject category.
In 2013 Elsevier journals occupied the top position by Impact Factor in 61 subject categories, up from 58 in 2012. In addition, 14 Elsevier journals have risen to the top of their subject category and 40 journals have received an impact factor for the first time. Among these is Nano Energy, which published its first issue in 2012 and received an impressive first impact factor of 10.211.
Philippe Terheggen, Managing Director Journals at Elsevier, said: "These results tell me that the authors, editors and reviewers that our journal publishers work with, continue to excel at what they do, and manage to improve the reputation of these journals year upon year. These promising outcomes support my view that we are playing an important role in advancing research, and confirm that the continuous investments we make to help our researchers in scientific, technical and health areas to improve content quality are effective. It should be said, however, that the Impact Factor does not tell the whole story, and that journal quality can and should be measured in a variety of ways. That's why we've developed alternative journal metrics, among which Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) for all 20,000+ journal titles in the Scopus database. These
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