New IEEE Open Access Journals Receive First Impact Factors
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IEEE announced today that 12 of IEEE’s new fully open access journals launched in 2020 were accepted for indexing by Clarivate and received their first Journal Impact Factors according to the 2022 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Clarivate, released in late June 2023.
The annual JCR study examines the influence and impact of scholarly research and offers a well-established, objective means to evaluate the world’s leading journals. By compiling articles’ cited references, the JCR’s Journal Impact Factor (JIF) is one of several measurements available to authors to gauge quality, impact, and trustworthiness of publications. These measurements are especially important to help new authors navigate the publications landscape as they make important decisions as to where to publish their research and helps them avoid journals of a predatory nature. Each year, many established IEEE journals dominate the citation rankings across multiple technology fields.
In 2020, in an effort to meet the evolving needs of authors to offer more fully open access options to broadly share their research and meet the requirements of key funder mandates, IEEE launched new fully open access journals in a wide range of technologies including biomedical engineering, computing, nanotechnology, power electronics, telecommunications, vehicular technology, and more. IEEE has continued to rapidly expand this portfolio and today offers more than 30 fully open access journals, in addition to over 170 hybrid open access journals.
The IEEE fully open access journals launched in 2020 that were awarded their first Journal Impact Factors and accepted into the Web of Science Core Collection™ are:
IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation
IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems
IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society
IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society
IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology
IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society
IEEE Open Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology
IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics
IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy
IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing
IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology
According to Clarivate, the Web of Science Core Collection™ follows a unique selection process conducted by expert in-house editors using a set of 24 quality criteria designed to select for editorial rigor and best practice at the journal level. Journals that meet the quality criteria, a criteria that less than 20% of submitted journals are able to meet, are entered into the Clarivate Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI). The IEEE journals listed above successfully met this set of quality criteria within just a few short years of launch and were entered into the Web of Science index.