MEDIA RELEASE: Australian Forestry climbs journal ranks, impact factor leaps
13 July 2021
Australian Forestry climbs journal ranks, impact factor leaps
Newly released analytics show that the impact of Australian Forestry, the journal of The Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA), rose significantly last year, highlighting the journal’s important role in the evidence-based approach of forestry.
The journal’s impact factor increased from 1.370 in 2019 to 1.900 in 2020, while the journal’s ranking also improved, moving from 42/68 (Quartile 3) to 32/67 (Quartile 2) in the global “Forestry” category.
The new data were produced by Clarivate Analytics, a company that provides widely used analytics on scientific journals worldwide.
Australian Forestry publishes new and significant scientific and technical papers with implications for Australia, the Indo-Pacific region and globally on topics related to forest research, management, policy, products and services.
“Australian Forestry has published peer-reviewed research since 1936, and it has always had a strong commitment to the rational and rigorous examination of all aspects of forests and forest science,” said the journal’s managing editor, Alastair Sarre.
“The latest analytics show that Australian Forestry is having a substantial impact on forest science in Australia and more widely in the region. Good science and practice is crucial for a sustainable forest sector, which, in turn provides solutions such as protecting the environment, maintaining biodiversity, producing “green” products and generating good-quality jobs.
IFA/AFG President Bob Gordon welcomed the findings, paying tribute to all involved in the journal’s improvement over the past year.
“This is an excellent result, and testament to the hard work of authors, editor, the journal’s editorial board and associate editors, as well as the IFA/AFG membership more broadly,” Mr Gordon said. “Ultimately, it shows that the journal is publishing high-quality science, at a time when it is needed more than ever.”
Australian Forestry is owned and produced by the IFA/AFG.
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