Geophysics receives highest impact factor in journal’s history

Interpretation impact factor also at record high

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Tulsa, OK, 27 June 2019 – Geophysics achieved the highest Journal Impact Factor in the journal's history in 2018 with a rating of 2.793, according to the Science Edition of Clarivate Analytics' InCites Journal Citation Reports (JCR). This represents an increase of 18% from 2017.

Geophysics, published by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists since 1936, is an archival journal encompassing all aspects of research, exploration, and education in applied geophysics.

“The impact factor of Geophysics has reached the highest value in the journal history,” said Geophysics Editor-in-Chief Valentina Socco. “This result is possible thanks to the contribution of the authors and to the work and dedication of Geophysics' staff, editors, and reviewers. We do not pursue impact factor; we pursue quality and consider impact factor a consequence of it.”

In addition to the Journal Impact Factor, Geophysics’ ranking is 32 out of 84 journals in the geochemistry and geophysics category. Last year, its ranking was 36 out of 85. The five-year impact factor also is at an all-time high at 3.093.

Interpretation, copublished by SEG and AAPG, received a Journal Impact Factor of 1.172 in 2018, up from 0.937 in 2017, a 25% increase. Interpretation’s ranking is 62 out of 84 in the geochemistry and geophysics category. Last year, its ranking was 69 out of 85.

“For a new journal such as Interpretation, this is fantastic news,” said Balazs Nemeth, Interpretation Editor-in-Chief. “This increase shows that the geoscience community embraced the journal, and it is filling a gap that existed. The results also reflect the commitment and enthusiasm of staff, editors, reviewers, and others who contributed to this success.”

The JCR offers a systematic means to critically evaluate the world’s leading journals with statistical information based on citation data. By quantifying articles’ cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. Inclusion in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), the JCR, and the annual Journal Impact Factor provides context to help understand a journal’s place in the world of scholarly literature.

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