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SAE International Earns Impact Factors from Clarivate Analytics/Institute of Scientific Information

Posted: August 4, 2023

SAE International is celebrating a win for our scholarly journals program.

Clarivate Analytics and the Institute of Scientific Information have awarded impact factors to eight of SAE’s journals using the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) scale, which gauges levels of reliability and citation within scholarly content. With digital scams and fraudulent behavior on the rise, JIFs serve as a mark of trustworthiness, in addition to showcasing the overall quality of a journal. Impact factor scores reflect how many times an article has been cited in the past two years.

“It’s great to see this trusted source in the academic publishing affirm something we already know: SAE International’s Scholarly Journals are a prime source of high-quality, peer-reviewed and original content that meaningfully contributes to the mobility industry’s progress,” said Kimberly Martin, Editorial Director of Journals. “We’re proud to receive this recognition for our program as well as the terrific authors we work with to provide this valuable content.”

Of the eight SAE journals earning impact factors, three surpassed 1.0. Those journals include:

Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and NVH: 1.7

Engines: 1.2

Electrified Vehicles: 1.1

Fuels and Lubricants: 1.0

Materials and Manufacturing: 0.8

Commercial Vehicles: 0.5

Transportation Safety: 0.5

Aerospace: 0.4

The SAE International Scholarly Journals Program ensures quality through a rigorous approval process.

“The double anonymized peer-review process—with a required minimum of three reviews—enhances each manuscript’s quality and creates opportunities for authors to revise and improve their work through a timely process centered around quality output,” Martin said. “Impact factors play a major role in this process, as they help gauge citation outreach per publication.”

Clarivate Analytics has identified over 21,000 academic journals from across 250 scientific and research fields. Its annual Journal Citations Report (JCR) considers thousands of publications for JIFs and currently lists only 15% of considered journals as high-quality. This selectivity marks Clarivate as one of the most reliable sources for identifying leading journals and cutting-edge data.

The Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) uses a quantitative and qualitative process to determine which journals receive impact factors. Subject matter experts evaluate content and measure the citations of each journal within the Web of Science. Authors and librarians around the world look to ISI impact factors when deciding where to publish and which journals to purchase.

Keep up to date with all of SAE’s Scholarly Journals, and for publishing opportunities, visit us here