| 29 August 2022

Historic first for Engineers Australia’s journals

Clarivate has announced four Engineers Australia journals will receive Journal Impact Factors (JIFs) joining a select group of internationally recognised technical publications in early 2023.

This is the first time Engineers Australia journals will receive JIFs. The journals chosen are the Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Australian Journal of Structural Engineering and Australasian Journal of Water Resources.

In order to gain a JIF, journals must undergo a rigorous selection process. The journal has to publish articles to a strict schedule, receive a large number of citations, and each paper must go through a double-blind review process among many other strict criteria. Engineers Australia has been working towards receiving JIFs for our journals since their inception.

JIFs are appointed by Clarivate, an international insights and analytics company that recognises globally trusted research and innovation data for academics to use in their research and projects.

Elena Vvedenskaia, Library Manager for Engineers Australia’s Learned Society, says having a JIF is a major consideration for engineers and academics when choosing where to publish their research or case study. 

“Receiving grants or winning a tender process can directly depend on which journal you choose. With these JIFs Engineers Australia journals are not only going to attract high quality papers by renowned author but also showcase Australian engineering to the wider community and around the world, which will advance local science, engineering and innovation,” Vvedenskaia says.

In 2015 Engineers Australia moved its journals to international publishing house Taylor & Francis, giving our publications international recognition and making them available in more than 12,000 libraries globally.

Publishing our journals on this platform enabled increased readership and citations. This move was one of the factors that lead to four of Engineers Australia’s seven publications receiving JIFs.

By submitting their papers to one of the journals, members have the opportunity to be featured in our JIF receiving publications and receive CPD points.

Engineers Australia members also have free access to all Engineers Australia’s journals by logging in to the member portal and then going to Engineers Australia journals landing page.  

We extend congratulations to the authors, editors, editorial panels and Engineers Australia employees who have worked alongside the journal teams, for their huge effort to elevate our journals and the profile of Australian engineering.