Increased Impact Factors for Maney’s Materials Science and Engineering titles

Following the release of the 2011 Journal of Citation Reports (JCR) from Thomson Reuters, a compilation of bibliometric data for journals indexed in Science Citation Index, Maney Publishing is pleased to announce impressive progress across its materials science and engineering list.

Maney’s materials science and engineering collection achieved an average increase in impact factor of 13% and also increased total citations, indicating the high quality and continuing relevance of the content; many journals have citation half-lives in excess of 10 years. These data confirm the established position of Maney’s journals within the materials science and engineering discipline.

Highlights from the 2011 report include:

International Materials Reviews
IMR now has an impact factor of 6.96, an increase of 21% relative  to 2010, and now ranks 15th out of 231 in the list of all multidisciplinary materials journals.

Science and Technology of Welding and Joining:

With an impact factor of 1.73, STWJ is the premier journal devoted to welding and joining and now ranks 6th out of 75 in the list of all metallurgy and metallurgical engineering journals.

Surface Engineering:
Increasing to 0.93, Surface Engineering displays a notable improvement in impact factor.

Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing:
The journal now ranks 15th out of 75 and is in the top quartile of the metallurgy and metallurgical engineering category.

Professor Philip Withers, the UK Editor of IMR, comments: ‘The improved position of International Materials Reviews reflects the focus of the Editorial Board on identifying and commissioning authors capable of providing seminal assessments on important topics in materials science. I am pleased to note that in attracting more than 60 citations per paper these reviews also stand the test of time (with a citation half-life of over 10 years).

Mark Hull, Publishing Manager, Materials Science, comments: ‘These developments are a testament to the commitment of Maney’s editors and referees, supported by our partner societies, to enhance the quality of published contributions and coverage of current research. Their efforts have been assisted by significant investment in online submission and publishing systems to improve decision times for authors and provide readers with early access to this important research.