Impact Factors of TMS Journals Continue Upward Trend

JOM, Jul 2017

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Impact Factors of TMS Journals Continue Upward Trend

The Impact Factors (IF) for TMS's four long-established journals increased with the recent release of the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics Impact Factors of TMS Journals Continue Upward Trend 997 998 999 000 0012 0022 3002 004 500 006 7 8 9 0 1 2 3012 014 501 016 log in to the TMS 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 002 002 002 102 102 102 2 2 2 website and then Figure 1. The Impact Factor scores of TMS's established journals have select the journal generally exhibited an upward trend over the years. they wish to read. - themagazine Look for news and updates on TMS publications and online resources, as well as opportunities for editors and authors, in this regular JOM feature. While IF can vary from year to year for a variety of reasons, TMS journals have generally tracked in a positive direction (Figure 1). Authors often refer to the IF of a journal for guidance when seeking to maximize exposure of their work. A number of considerations, however, can “impact the Impact Factor.” 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 Review articles, for instance, typically generate more citations, while an increase or decrease in the number of articles published during the reporting timeframe Still, notes James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director, the IF is a valuable tool for monitoring the ongoing progress and development of a journal. “Contributing to the body of knowledge through high-quality journal publication is fundamental to the Society’s value to the professional community,” he said. “While steady, upward trend for TMS journals importance of these periodicals.” “This latest news also serves as a testament to the dedication and commitment of the editors, peer reviewers, and other volunteers, as well as staff who work so hard to ensure that what we publish presents some of the best continued. “We celebrate their efforts when we receive a positive Impact Factor report.” To access TMS’s entire library of journals, visit the Journals section within the Publications tab on the TMS website at www.tms.org. Here, TMS members can read for free current and archived issues of not only TMS journals, but also JOM 20 materials-related MMTA journals published MMTB by Springer. To JEM begin reading,


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