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Growth in IET journals

28 August 2014


2013 Impact Factors from Thomson Reuters have shown growth for a number of journals published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) with eight of our of the journals improving their Impact Factor by more than 10 per cent.

Of particular note is IET Renewable Power Generation which has seen great improvement with an impact factor increase of 33 per cent to 2.280; this now places this journal in Quartile 1 in the Engineering, Electrical & Electronic category.  This increase is also reflected by a much improved SJR of 2.178 (4 per cent increase) and within a highly competitive market (SNIP: 2.745).

Other IET journals with increased impact factors include IET Computers & Digital Techniques, IET Computer Vision, IET Nanobiotechnology amongst many others

Ian Stoneham, Publisher for IET Academic Publishing, said: “Although I would caution against relying on Impact Factor as a proxy of a journals’ quality, I am heartened by the increase we have seen, especially in some of our journals such as Electronics Letters, which is in its fiftieth year of publication, IET Control Theory and Application and IET Renewable Power Generation.”

The IET is committed to publishing the best in engineering and technology research. Together with editorial boards and authors and through our enviable speed of publication and our recently launched digital library (LINK)  and comprehensive a subsidised Open access publishing options we will continue to deliver the very best research community.

Full results will be published shortly.  2015 subscription pricing is now available and institutions are welcome to trial one of our journal packages or our newest journal, Healthcare Technology Letters, free of charge.  To find out more, contact us sales@theiet.org

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Hannah Kellett
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1438 767336
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Email: HKellett@theiet.org

Notes to editors:

  • Interview opportunities are available with IET spokespeople from a broad range of engineering and technology disciplines including cyber-security, energy, engineering skills, innovation, manufacturing, technology, transport and women in engineering.
  • The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with nearly 160,000 members in 127 countries. It is also the most multi-disciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. Energy, transport, manufacturing, information and communications, and the built environment: the IET covers them all.
  • The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.
  • We want to build the profile of engineering and change outdated perceptions about engineering in order to tackle the skills gap. This includes encouraging more women to become engineers and growing the number of engineering apprentices.