Journals from IOP Publishing celebrate Impact Factor growth for the eighth year running

The 2011 Impact Factors published by Thomson Reuters, once again show significant growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing (IOP) for the eighth year running.

This year, 34 of the titles published by IOP have seen an increase in citations from last year. Additionally, 17 titles have had an increase of over 10% and 50% of IOP’s journals have Impact Factors above 2.000.

Nicola Gulley, Editorial Director of IOP Publishing said: “We are delighted with the results this year. Once again, the quality and influence of the journals published by IOP has been recognised. In many cases the journals are now leaders in their fields. This is a great recognition of the work of the authors, referees, boards and editors who continue to contribute to the success of the journals.”

There were high performances from individual journals:

– In the Journal of Physics series there have been significant increases for Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2.546), Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2.544) and Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics (4.178).

– As relative newcomers in the journals’ market, both Environmental Research Letters (3.631) and Journal of Neural Engineering (3.837) have established themselves with significant increases in Impact Factor this year.

New Journal of Physics, our first open access title which is published in partnership with Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, receives its highest ever Impact Factor of 4.177.

Nanotechnology (3.979) and Reports on Progress in Physics (14.720) are significant increases as both journals are the largest of their kind; Nanotechnology in publishing full length primary research devoted to all aspects of nanoscale science and technology and Reports on Progress in Physics, the biggest review journal in its category.

– In the field of materials science, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, an open access journal funded by National Institute for Materials Science, has increased to 3.513 and Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering has increased by 66% to 2.298.