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IChemE Journals' Impact Trebles over Decade

August 12, 2014



MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 12 -- The Institution of Chemical Engineers issued the following news release:

The Impact Factors of the Institution of Chemical Engineers' (IChemE) three leading peer-reviewed Journals have all trebled between 2003 and 2013.

Impact Factors1 are a key measure to assess the performance of academic publications and are considered by researchers when submitting their work for publication.

The Impact Factor of Chemical Engineering Research and Design (ChERD) grew by 209 per cent from 2003 to 2013. ChERD achieved an Impact Factor of 2.281 in 2013, compared to 1.927 in 2012 and 0.737 in 2003.

ChERD was first introduced in 19232 and is a leading international journal for the publication of high quality, original papers in chemical engineering. Total citations for ChERD also grew by more than 16 per cent during the 12 month period.

Similar success was achieved by Process Safety and Environmental Protection (PSEP), which saw its Impact Factor more than treble from 0.597 in 2003 to 1.829 in 2013.

PSEP was launched in 1990 and is concerned with the safety of industrial processes and the protection of the environment.

Food and Bioproducts Processing (FBP) recorded the biggest ten year growth of 228 per cent and achieved the highest Impact Factor ever recorded for any IChemE Journal of 2.285 in 2013 - an annual increase of 23 per cent.

FBP was introduced in 1991 and seeks to advance chemical engineering in the fields of biotechnology, bioprocessing and food engineering.

Claudia Flavell-While, IChemE director of publications, said: "All of IChemE's leading Journals have enjoyed a strong decade of growth and are providing a breadth of valuable opportunities for the academic community to share, learn and influence the direction of the chemical engineering discipline.

"Chemical engineering matters and our profession has important contributions to make on issues like climate change, protecting the environment, saving water, improving safety, new health treatments, renewable energy, efficient food production and other work to help address the grand challenges.

"We are delighted that IChemE's Journals are supporting these important developments and allowing the talent and energy from the academic community to reach a growing audience attracted to our stable of high quality, peer-reviewed Journals."

IChemE works in partnership with Elsevier, the world's leading provider of science and health information, to publish its Journals. All three journals are available in print format and online from ScienceDirect, Elsevier's online full-text scientific database.

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