RSS journals score highly in 2015 Impact Factors

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The Royal Statistical Society's journals once again showed that they are highly cited publications in the 2015 Impact Factor scorings, which were released this week.

The Society's Series B journal showed particularly impressive form as it went back up to second place in the Statistics and Probability category with a 20% increase in its yearly Impact Factor (going from 3.515 to 4.222). It also scored an impressive five-year Impact Factor of 7.278.

Our Series B journal is now ranked 2/123 in the Statistics and Probability category, having been 4/122 in 2014.

The RSS Series A journal has also increased its Impact Factor from 1.603 to 1.702, despite dropping four places in the rankings in the Statistics and Probability category (it was 19/122 in 2014 and is now 24/123) and dropping two places in the Social Sciences, Mathematical Methods category (was 11/46 in 2014; now 13/49).

The RSS Series C journal now stands at 1.354, a small drop from last year's 1.494. The journal is now ranked 39/123 in the Statistics and Probability category (from 26/122 in 2014).

The top five titles in the Statistics and Probability category are now as follows:

  • Statistical Methods in Medical Research (IF = 4.634, was 4.472 in 2014)
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B (IF = 4.222)
  • Econometrica (IF = 4.053, was 3.889 in 2014)
  • British Journal of Mathematical & Statistical Psychology (IF = 3.698, was 2.167)
  • Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application (IF = 3.045, didn’t have an IF in 2014).

Alastair Young, RSS honorary officer for publications, said: 'A journal's Impact Factor represents only one element of its reputation, but these latest figures confirm the success of the Society's publications in continuing to attract research of the highest quality.'


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