We are pleased to announce that Journal of Mathematics is the latest Hindawi title to be accepted into the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), the multidisciplinary index of over 9,200 of the world’s most prestigious and impactful journals. Journal of Mathematics will receive its first Impact Factor in the 2020 Journal Citation Report released by Clarivate Analytics.
As a signatory of DORA, we agree that the Impact Factor should not be used as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist’s contributions, or in hiring, promotion, or funding decisions. We also believe that journals shouldn't be judged by any single metric but by thorough assessment of scope, content and a journal's editorial processes, alongside other journal- and article-level metrics (such as usage and citations). Readership is also an important indicator of impact and so all of our journals publish article-level metrics to help you better understand the impact articles have had.
All journal-level metrics for Journal of Mathematics are clearly displayed on its homepage – its current acceptance rate is 13%, the time from submission to final decision is 36 days and it has a CiteScore of 0.330. Last year Journal of Mathematics was accessed by more than 74,000 readers from 98 countries around the world, producing more than 76,000 article views.
The journal’s inclusion in the SCIE not only increases the visibility and reach of its publications among relevant research communities, but also consolidates our commitment to advancing Open Science in scholarly publishing.
Our Chief Editor, Professor Jen-Chih Yao of Zhejiang Normal University, has been instrumental in shaping the direction of the journal and provided an excellent letter in support of SCIE indexing, emphasizing the journal’s resonance within both the pure and applied mathematics research communities.
This is an incredibly rewarding time to be involved with the journal, which Professor Yao outlines here in his strategic vision for Journal of Mathematics:
“It is very exciting news that Journal of Mathematics has been indexed in the SCIE. Since its launch in 2013, the journal has published over 320 articles in many branches of pure and applied mathematics. Our author base spans across 60 different countries and research topics vary from broad branches of pure mathematics to niche applied mathematical methods. As such, Journal of Mathematics provides an excellent and important platform for global researchers across all mathematical fields to publish their novel ideas and results.
As Chief Editor of Journal of Mathematics, I plan to develop the journal by inviting international and influential researchers to join the Editorial Board and to guest edit Special Issues in their respective research directions. We aim to publish a high standard of research papers from across the mathematics community, with a long term goal of producing results that influence policy in sectors such as medicine and healthcare.
We believe that this title will play an increasingly significant role in the research areas of pure and applied mathematics. There are currently few journals similar to Journal of Mathematics with such broad scopes and, with the recent inclusion in the SCIE, we are hopeful that more and more researchers, institutions and organizations will support Journal of Mathematics going forward.”
On behalf of Professor Yao and Hindawi, thank you to all our authors, reviewers, and editors who have contributed to the journal’s success since 2013. This development would have been impossible without your continued support and commitment. If you are interested in leading a Special Issue for Journal of Mathematics, please consult our Special Issues FAQs page or contact email@example.com.
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