NISC Impact Factors improve

Posted 9 August 2014 by NISC under Announcements & Notices
NISC Impact Factors improve

30 July 2014 marked the release of the 2013 version of Thomson Reuters Journal Citations Reports (JCR). The JCR is eagerly anticipated every year by publishers and editors alike, as it contains the latest journal Impact Factors (IF). NISC was pleased to note that on average NISC Journal Impact Factors went up by an impressive 32.5%, while the average 5-year Impact Factor was not far off with a 29.3% improvement. At NISC we have a long term outlook on journal metrics, including the Impact Factor. We aim for steady improvement instead of instability. It is pleasing to see that on average NISC journals are improving and that these gains are evident in other metrics.

The following journals were amoung those showing significant improvement:  


Journal 2yr IF 5yr IF
African Journal of AIDS Research 0.608 0.671
African Journal of Aquatic Science 0.500 0.593
African Journal of Marine Science  1.057 1.570
African Zoology 0.848 0.929 
Anthropology Southern Africa 0.120 0.273
Ostrich 0.431 0.440
Quaestiones Mathematicae 0.451 0.356
Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies  0.104 0.164
Southern Forests 0.521 0.759
Perhaps the most important change, in terms of bringing the Journal to a wider audience, has been its publishing in collaboration with the NISC (Pty) Ltd.
- Stan Pillar, Editor of the African Journal of Marine Science (1996-2013)
The NISC partnership has benefited the Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology by bringing sustainability, additional branding and marketing, a wider reach through its websites, and the added value of expertise in the very competitive world of publishing.
- Chris Stones, IPJP Editor-in-Chief since 2003
It has been an enriching experience working with such enthusiastic and professional people at NISC who have become more friends than business partners over the years.
- Stan Pillar, Editor of the African Journal of Marine Science (1996-2013)
Thank you for the rare experience of a set of proofs on which I can find nothing to correct!
- SAJP author from Florida Atlantic University
Since 1995, NISC has systematically built up competence and the necessary capacity in all aspects of publishing high-level research journals, with the professionalism needed to flourish in the increasingly competitive world of international research publications. No other publisher in South Africa commands the necessary technical skills, experience, competence, enthusiasm and resources to the same degree as NISC, in my view.
- Graham Baker, Editor of the South African Journal of Science (1973-2008)