Advances in Civil Engineering and Cardiology Research and Practice accepted into the Web of Science Science Citation Index Expanded
We are pleased to announce that two of Hindawi’s journals, Advances in Civil Engineering and Cardiology Research and Practice, have been accepted into the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), the key index in Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science (WoS). Each of these journals has undergone a rigorous evaluation by the WoS editorial team and their inclusion into this prestigious index is a reflection of the tremendous contribution made by the researchers who have written for, reviewed for, and served as Editors of these journals.
Being included in the SCIE allows content published in these journals to be more discoverable, and also provides recognition* to the journal’s Authors, Editors and Reviewers. As a result of being included in the SCIE, Advances in Civil Engineering and Cardiology Research and Practice will receive their first Impact Factors when Clarivate release their 2017 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) next year. Over the past couple of years WoS has expanded its coverage significantly with the addition of the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), but there has been relatively little expansion of its main SCIE index, making this achievement even more significant.
This good news follows on from the exceptional performance of Hindawi’s journals in this year’s JCR. The release of the 2016 JCR earlier this year saw 43 out of 59 journals increase their Impact Factors compared to the previous year’s report. In addition to the journals indexed in SCIE, Hindawi also has 112 titles indexed in the ESCI.
2017 also saw the release of Elsevier’s CiteScore. This metric is calculated in a similar fashion to the Impact Factor (albeit with some important differences), but is based on data from the Scopus database. Hindawi had 172 journals included in the 2016 Citescore journal report, and two thirds of those titles ranked in the top 50% of journals in the index. Hindawi’s largest journals performed very well in this index, with 5 titles ranking in the top 10% and Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity ranking in the top 3% of all journals included in the index.
None of these successes would be possible without the ongoing contributions of Hindawi’s Editorial Boards, authors, and reviewers. We plan to continue to build on this progress with a range of new initiatives in the coming months. Subscribe to our blog to be kept up to date with the latest announcements.
*In spite of the important efforts that have been made by initiatives, such as DORA (which Hindawi is a signatory of), to move away from journal-based metrics in the evaluation of researchers, many authors are still assessed in large part based on which journal they are published in. Many progressive governments (e.g. the EU Commission), funders (e.g. Wellcome) and institutions are exploring a range of outputs and different metrics to evaluate researcher’s work which focus on far more than journal brand alone. However for many authors and institutions the journal’s inclusion in a curated index such as SCIE often remains decisive in the choice of where to submit an article. The inclusion of our journals will therefore lower the barrier for many authors to publish their best work in an Open Access journal.
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