Geophysics receives highest impact factor in journal's history

Increased by 18.5% from 2015

Tulsa, OK, 7 July 2017 - Geophysics achieved the highest Journal Impact Factor in the journal's history in 2016 with a rating of 2.391, according to the Science Edition of Clarivate Analytics' InCites Journal Citation Reports (JCR). This represents an increase of 18.5% from a previous high of 2.017 in 2015.

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.

Geophysics’ Journal Impact Factor continues to grow and to indicate Geophysics’ relevance to the applied geophysics community. I would like to thank Geophysics’ staff, editors, and referees for continuing to support our journal,” said SEG Editor Mauricio Sacchi.

In addition to the Journal Impact Factor, Geophysics’ ranking is 35 out of 84 journals in the geochemistry and geophysics category. Last year, its ranking was 35 out of 81.

Interpretation, copublished by SEG and AAPG, received a Journal Impact Factor of .690 in 2016, up from 0.510 in 2015, its first year of inclusion. Interpretation’s ranking is 73 out of 84 in the geochemistry and geophysics category. Last year, its ranking was 76 out of 81.

“This is good progress for year two of our being in the Journal Citation Reports,” said Interpretation Editor Kurt Marfurt. “Interpretation is filling the needs of practicing geoscience interpreters for up-to-date workflows, best practices, and basin-specific analysis techniques. Kudos to our special-section editors for developing a rich and technically diverse publication and to the SEG staff and our standing editors for making this happen.”

The JCR offers a systematic means to critically evaluate the world’s leading journals with statistical information based on citation data. By compiling 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 the context to help understand a journal’s true place in the world of scholarly literature.

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