Rating of the JSST

JSST is classified in the section “Materials Science, Ceramics” in which 20 International journals are compared, including e.g. the J. Eur. Ceram. Soc, J. Am Ceram. Soc, J. Non-Cryst Solids, etc.

Relevant information and statistics 2009-2012

  • Submission and Acceptance Rate Trends, 2009-2012
    Submissions 2009 2010 2011 2012
    Total submitted 460 547 653 717
    Acceptance rate 53% 47% 45% 42%
  • Turnaround indays for first decision: 39 days from submission to first decision.
  • Total downloads from the JSST: 295 669 downloads for 2012.
  • Abstracting and indexing
    Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology is currently covered by the following (A&I) services: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, INSPEC, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Google Scholar, EBSCO, CSA, ProQuest, Academic OneFile, CEABA-VtB, ChemWeb, Chimica, Current Abstracts, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology, Earthquake Engineering Abstracts, Ei Page One, EI-Compendex, Engineered Materials Abstracts, Gale, Glassfile Database, INIS Atomindex, Materials Science Citation Index, OCLC, PASCAL, Polymer Library, SCImago, Summon by Serial Solutions, VINITI – Russian Academy of Science.
  • Impact factor trend
  • Ranking and quartile: JSST is ranked in the first quartile (Q1) for the category Materials science, ceramics (ranking 4th out of 26 journals).
  • Satisfaction: 96% of authors (156 respondents) are very satisfied (1 and 2 on a scale of 5) witht the overall publication process in JSST.

Relevant information and statistics 2008-2011

The 2011 JCR data ratings for JSST have been recently published. Below is a comparison for the year 2008 and 2011.

Comparison for JSST, 2008 to 2011

year rank total cites impact factor 5-year impact factor immediacy index cited half-life
2008 5 3051 1.433 1.442 0.179 6.9
2009 5 3209 1.393 1.473 0.278 6.8
2010 3 3611 1.525 1.619 0.197 7.2
2011 4 4024 1.632 1.808 0.156 7.1

Calculations (examples for 2011):
Impact factor: cites in 2011 to items published in the 2 previous years (2009 and 2010) divided by the number of items published in the same period
5-year impact factor: cites in 2011 to articles published in the 5 previous years (2006 to 2010)
Immediacy index: cites to articles published in 2011 divided by the number of articles published in the same year
Cited Half-life: number of publication years from the current JCR year that account for 50% of citations received by the journal JSST

The analysis of these data in comparison to those of the previous years are:

  • JSST unfortunately dropped to the 4th rank.
  • the total cites are steadily increasing (11% compared to 2010)
  • the impact factor is steadily increasing since 2009 (7% compared to 2010)
  • the 5-year impact factor is also steadily increasing since 2008 (almost 12 % compared to last year)
  • the immediacy index is continuing to greatly improve
  • the number of articles published is higher
  • the cited half-life remained almost the same

If one excludes the loss of the 3rd rank gained in 2010, all other values have steadily improved since several years. The publisher and the editors of JSST take this opportunity to thank all the authors who have chosen JSST to publish their research. You have greatly contributed to the improvement of the JSST ratings. We hope that all the values will still continue to improve in 2012 and we shall try to get again the 3rd rank!

Prof. Dr. Michel A. Aegerter
SST Editor-in-Chief