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Impact of ION ‘NAVIGATION’ journal continues to grow

July 13, 2021  - By

This is the sixth consecutive year of growth of the journal’s impact factor

Logo: IONThe Institute of Navigation announces that its quarterly journal, “NAVIGATION: The Journal of The Institute of Navigation,” has recorded its sixth consecutive year of growth of the publication’s Journal Impact Factor (JIF).

The JIF, an index that calculates the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in a journal, is considered a bellwether of the relative importance of a journal within its field. A journal with a higher impact factor generally is viewed as being more important than those with a lower impact factor due to its citation rate.

NAVIGATION’s JIF has now increased to 2.1, representing a consecutive seven-year increase.

NAVIGATION’s JIF growth reflects the continued focus and leadership of the Journal’s Editor, Richard B. Langley, who is also the editor of GPS World’s Innovation column. Also key to NAVIGATION’s growth is its editorial board, which includes: Penina Axelrad, Daniele Borio, Michael Braasch, Liang Chen, Pau Closas, James Curran, Naser El-Sheimy, Paul Groves, André Hauschild, Christopher Hegarty, Changdon Kee, Jiyun Lee, Sherman Lo, Gary McGraw, Michael Meurer, Thomas Pany, Boris Pervan, Jason Rife, Andrey Soloviev, Todd Walter, Zheng Yao and Zhen Zhu, and the Journal’s managing editor Lisa Beaty.

NAVIGATION is the leading peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing articles on all areas related to the science and art of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) and is indexed and abstracted in

  • Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database (ProQuest)
  • ArticleFirst (OCLC)
  • COMPENDEX (Elsevier)
  • Current Contents: Engineering, Computing & Technology (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database (ProQuest)
  • Electrical & Electronics Abstracts (IET)
  • Google Scholar (Google)
  • INSPEC (IET)
  • Materials Science & Engineering Database (ProQuest)
  • Natural Science Collection (ProQuest)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics)
  • SciTech Premium Collection (ProQuest)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Technology Collection (ProQuest)
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)
  • NAVIGATION is published by ION, in partnership with Wiley.

About the Author:


Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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