RSS journals increase Impact Factors in 2016

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The Royal Statistical Society's journals once again showed that they are highly cited publications in the 2016 Impact Factor scorings, which were released this week.

The Society's Series B journal maintained its second place in the Statistics and Probability category with an Impact Factor of 4.610 (up from 4.222). It also increased its five-year Impact Factor from 7.278 to 7.500.

The RSS Series A journal has also increased its Impact Factor from 1.702 to 1.852, and going up to 21st in the rankings in the Statistics and Probability category (from 24th) and rising two places in the Social Sciences, Mathematical Methods category (from 13th to 11th).

The RSS Series C journal now stands at 1.716, up from last year’s 1.354. The journal is now ranked 26th in the Statistics and Probability category (from 39th in 2015).

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

  • Journal of Statistical Software (IF = 9.436)
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B (IF = 4.610)
  • Statistical Methods in Medical Research (IF = 3.953)
  • British Journal of Mathematical & Statistical Psychology (IF = 3.510)
  • Econometrica (IF = 3.379)

Alastair Young, RSS honorary officer for publications, said: 'These Impact Factor figures confirm the status of the Society's journals as among the most prestigious internationally, and enhance the reputation of all three series as outlets for research of the very highest quality and importance.'

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