On 29 July 2014, the 2013 journal impact factors* were released and BJR saw a 26% increase to 1.533.
This is the first impact factor that includes the major changes implemented by the BIR publications department in 2012. In that year, BIR publications published a backlog of papers to reduce acceptance to publication time to only 3 weeks.
It is also good news for DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology, which the BIR publishes on behalf of the International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology. Its journal impact factor has risen 11% to 1.271.
“This is great news and a massive achievement. The publishing team and editorial board should be very proud and it has come from a huge amount of hard work”, says Andrew Jones, BIR President.
“Our authors and referees now get a better experience than ever before thanks to our new publishing platform and website and the fastest times to publication ever”, says Head of Publishing, Sophia Anderton.
The journal impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the ‘average article’ in a journal has been cited in a particular year. It is a metric that is very closely monitored by all authors, readers and librarians.
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BJR is an international journal of radiology, radiation oncology and all related sciences, birpublications.org/bjr
*Data based on 2013 Journal Citation Reports ®, (Thomson Reuters, 2014).