The relative importance of a journal within its field is often measured by metrics known as the Impact Factor (IF). Surrounded by some controversy in recent years, the IF still often rules in the scientific community when it comes to establishing how influential a journal is.
We are happy to announce that another two of our journals – MycoKeys and Nature Conservation are now registered to be indexed and abstracted by Thomson Reuters and we will be anticipating them receiving an Impact Factor in a couple of years time.
The two journals are now added to:
Science Citation Index Expanded;
Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition;
Current Contents®/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences;
Started in 2011 MycoKeys, Editor-in-Chief – PRof. Thorsten Lumbsch, The Field Museum, Chicago, was a natural addition to Pensoft family of journals. Together with our flagship zoological journal ZooKeys (granted its first Impact Factor in 2010), and its botanical counterpart PhytoKeys (given its first IF this year), MycoKeys was created to accommodate articles covering the fungi kingdom.
Nature Conservation, with Editor-in-Chief Prof. Klaus Henle, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, was launched a year later as a part of the EU funded FP7 project SCALES. The journal aims to mobilize ideas and data in all theoretical and applied aspects of nature conservation – biological, ecological, social and economic.
Both journals came a long way from their creation until this present achievement thanks to the dedicated work and valuable contributions from authors, reviewers and editors. We would like to thank everyone for the great work!