IOP Publishing achieves Impact Factor success for the sixth year running

18 Oct 2010Bristol, UK

The 2009 Impact Factors, just released by Thomson Reuters, show significant growth for many journals published by IOP Publishing (IOP) for the sixth year running.

This year, 25 of the titles published by IOP Publishing (IOP) have seen an increase in citations from last year. Additionally, 17 titles have had an increase of over 10% and over 40% have Impact Factors above 2.000.

This success reflects the visibility of IOP journals, and shows that researchers who publish with us are in the right place to be cited by their peers.

Some of the best-performing IOP journals this year are:

  • Environmental Research Letters increased by 94% to achieve 3.342
  • Superconductor Science and Technology increased by 46% to achieve 2.694
  • Nuclear Fusion increased by 56% to achieve 4.270
  • Journal of Neural Engineering increased by 37% to achieve 3.739

Jerry Cowhig, Managing Director of IOP said: “Impact Factors continue to be an important measure of a journal’s reputation and a focus of attention for authors and funding bodies. I’d like to thank our authors, referees, editorial boards and staff for their hard work that has contributed to the Impact Factors and all the other advancing attributes of IOP journals. We look forward to continuing to work with the scientific community to build on our journals’ success in the future.”

A selection of the most-cited papers for the above best-performing IOP journals have been made free to read online. Papers can be accessed through the journal homepages on