Series B impact factor

With the customary provision that impact factors are mostly meaningless, especially when considering other figures from four months ago!, here is the result for Series B over the past four years:


which mainly shows that my potentially negative impact is not yet felt! Indeed, this shows some 2.85 average quotes for the papers published in 2006, i.e. not those I accepted, but the papers handled by Editors Rob Henderson and Andy Wood. The possible impact of my strong rejection policy for Series B could only start appearing next year, i.e. when I am no longer Editor for Series B since the first papers I accepted were published in 2007… To put things in perspective, consider the difference between 2007 and 2008, namely 0.655. This means about half a quote more per paper, over the forty papers or so, but given that the discussion (Read) papers are included and they are more naturally and more quickly quoted, this could be attributed to 6 more quotes per discussion paper!

One Response to “Series B impact factor”

  1. […] issue is not gratuitous. While having Series B ranked with a high impact factor is an indicator of the relevance of a majority of papers published […]

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