TWS journal impact factors see increase

Both the Journal of Wildlife Management and the Wildlife Society Bulletin saw their impact factors rise last year.

TWS’ journals, the Journal of Wildlife Management and the Wildlife Society Bulletin, both saw an increase in their 2019 Journal Impact Factor according to recently updated numbers in the Journal Citation Reports published by Clarivate.

“It was a notable increase,” said Dave Haukos, the outgoing editor in chief of the WSB.

The 2019 impact factor for JWM is 2.215, up from the previous impact factor of 1.881. The impact factor for WSB is 1.359, up from 1.290.

The impact factor is based on how often an average journal article is cited in a particular year. It is the most widely used tool for assessing journal quality and one of a multitude of metrics used by TWS to assess the overall influence of our journals.

Thank you to all of the authors, peer reviewers and editors who contributed to the increase.

For more about journal metrics, log in to your member portal and read the commentary in the May/June 2020 issue of The Wildlife Professional by TWS Director of Operations Cameron Kovach.

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