Our 2019 Impact Factor: Now We are Seven

A bottle of cleaning fluid. Not JIF

Not an Impact Factor

Last week a few things happened in the world of science. One was the publication of the Journal Impact Factors (JIFs)… Followed by journals saying how wonderful their JIF is… And then everyone else saying how awful impact factors are.

Methods in Ecology and Evolution is a journal, so naturally we’re obliged to take journal point of view. Which means we need to get really excited about how amazing impact factors are1. Even though we know we shouldn’t, we are really really excited to say that our impact factor for 2018 is…

7.099

Last year it was a lowly 6.3. This increase is great, especially as we are still in the top 10 of Ecology journals (at no. 9, having risen to be a massive 0.05 above Molecular Ecology Resources). If we were listed in Evolution, we would be at number 7. And if we were a biology journal, we would be at number 5. There’s evidently not a lot of biology going on nowadays.

1 unless of course our impact factor decreases

2 thoughts on “Our 2019 Impact Factor: Now We are Seven

  1. Pingback: Our 2019 Impact Factor: Now We are Seven — methods.blog | The Waterthrush Blog

  2. Congratulations! But also, shame on you? You’re right: everyone complains about JIF (unless it’s high!) but everyone keeps using it for hiring and promotion decisions.

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