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ION journal Navigation grows significantly in impact

July 11, 2017  - By

Navigation, a journal published by The Institute of Navigation, has experienced continued growth according to the latest Journal Impact Factor (JIF) report.

The JIF of an academic journal is a measurement tool used to calculate the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in a journal and is an indication of the relative importance of the journal within its field. It is generally recognized that journals with higher impact factors are deemed more important than those with lower ones due to its citation rate.

Navigation’s Journal Impact Factor is now 1.604, an increase from 0.979 last year and 0.562 the year before. Total citations have increased by more than 270 percent over the past two years.

“We are especially pleased with our strong performance,” said Boris Pervan, Navigation‘s editor. The increase in Navigation‘s impact factor is reflective of ION’s commitment to improve the quality and content of the papers published in the journal.

ION extends its gratitude to its esteemed editorial board, which includes: Penina Axelrad, Pau Closas, Paul Groves, Christopher Hegarty, Changdon Kee, Jiyun Lee, Gary McGraw, Michael Meurer, Thomas Pany, Boris Pervan (editor), Jason Rife, Andrey Soloviev, Maarten Uijt de Haag, Todd Walter, Lisa Beaty (managing editor) and Fiona Walter (administrative editor).

Navigation is indexed in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch), Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition and Thomson Reuters Current Contents/Engineering Computing and Technology.

Additionally, Navigation is abstracted in Electrical and Electronics Abstracts. Citations and abstracts of articles in Navigation can be found using the INSPEC online database. Navigation is published by ION in partnership with Wiley.

The Institute of Navigation is the world’s premier professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing. The institute is a national organization whose membership spans worldwide.

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