PROCESS SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (PSEP) now has the highest impact factor ever held by an IChemE journal, having increased by 40% over the past year.
The 2016 Impact Factor results, published by Thomson Reuters, show that PSEP’s impact factor has risen from 2.078 in 2015, to 2.905. It is the highest impact factor ever recorded by an IChemE journal. The journal is now ranked 31st out of 134 peer-reviewed chemical engineering journals in the world, up from 47th in 2015. The journal was cited 1031 times in 2016.
Impact factors are used to assess the performance of academic publications and can affect where researchers choose to submit their work. An impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of times the articles in a particular journal are cited over a two-year period by the number of papers published in the journal during the period.
“This is a great achievement for the journal and we are very grateful to everyone who has contributed to its success. The journal has been going from strength to strength, with the number of papers submitted almost doubling over the past two years, attracting authors from all over the world and allowing us to select high-impact publications,” said PSEP environment editor-in-chief, Adisa Azapagic.
PSEP safety editor-in-chief David Edwards praised the hard work of all those involved with PSEP, including editors, reviewers and staff at IChemE and publisher Elsevier.
“The effort they have put in to increase the journal quality, improve relevance of the content to the academic and industrial communities, and improve publication time, has borne fruit in the latest Impact Factor results,” he said.
Chemical Engineering Research and Design (ChERD) has also seen a slight rise in its impact factor, from 2.525 to 2.538, and remains in the top third of chemical engineering journals.