Every year in June all STM publishing companies, societies and institutions which own STM journals eagerly await the publication of the new Impact Factors from Clarivate and CiteScores from Scopus. This year these show a mixed performance for the AP journals.
The Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health is the star performer in the AP portfolio this year coming in with a first impact factor of 2.200 ranking it in the 70th percentile of its JCR category Public, Environmental & Occupational Health. The International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems sees its impact factor decline by 15% to a still healthy 1.838, while the impact factor for the Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics - a co-publication with Taylor & Francis which will be moving back to Atlantis Press as a fully open access journal in 2021 - remains fairly stable at 0.978. Artery Research recorded a steeper drop of 46% to 0.519 although most of this data still largely stems from a measurement period prior to the journal transfer from Elsevier to Atlantis Press. Overall, the 2019 impact factor performance of the AP portfolio can be summarized as follows:
The CiteScores (for which the calculation methodology changed this year and was retrospectively applied to historical values as well to enable better comparison) show a similar though slightly more stable pattern. Artery Research (at 1.40), the International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing (at 0.76), the Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health (at 3.07) and the Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics (at 2.14) all remain fairly stable compared to their adjusted 2018 scores. The International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems records a 20% drop to a still healthy 3.59. Overall, the 2019 CiteScore performance of the AP portfolio can be summarized as follows:
It should be noted that the Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life and the Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications were recently accepted in Scopus and will therefore receive their first CiteScore in June 2021.
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