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Impact Factors increase for Emerald journals

Bingley, United Kingdom, 18 July 2013 - Following the release of the Journal Citation Reports by Thomson Reuters on 19 June, Emerald, a global publisher of research across social science, engineering, health and social care, has announced increased impact factors for 71 per cent of its titles currently indexed.

The report reflects outstanding performances for journals in the Operations and Logistics Management collection. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management has recorded the largest increase, jumping from 1.038 to 1.826, placing it in the top 30 of the Management category;  The International Journal of Logistics Management has increased significantly from 0.841 to 1.463 ; and Supply Chain Management consolidates its position further rising from 1.535 to 1.684.

With 65 per cent of its titles ranked in ISI, the Engineering collection boasts a strong position in the company’s portfolio.

With an impact factor of 1.674, Industrial Management & Data System appears in the top ten of the Engineering, Industrial, category.

In the fields of Library and Information Science, titles have also displayed strong results, with Internet Research increasing its score from 1.115 to 1.5 and appearing in the first quadrant of the Computer Science and Information Systems category; and Journal of Documentation seeing a rise from 1.058 to 1.138. Strengthening from 1.248 to 1.474, Journal of Knowledge Management continues to be the leading title in the field of Knowledge Management, and sitting in the top 20 in the Information Science & Library Science category.

Three journals received their first impact factors this year: International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (0.824), International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (0.426) and Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal (0.835).

Other standout performances to highlight are Journal of Service Management, in the Industry and Public Sector collection, which rises from 1.218 to 1.864, and International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management ranked 11 in the Hospitality category with a score of 1.266. 

For the complete results of this year’s Impact Factors, visit:

Further details on Emerald ISI rankings can be found at:

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