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Network Neuroscience receives first impact factor

Several journals from the MIT Press achieve impressive impact factors in 2020

Network Neuroscience, the premier journal for advancing knowledge of network organization and function in the brain, recently received its first-ever impact factor as it heads into its fifth full year of publication. At 4.625, it was ranked 89th out of 293 total journals in the field of neuroscience, placing it in the second quartile.

Journal impact factors, announced annually by global analytics company Clarivate Analytics, measure recent citation activity for scholarship published by a given journal. Receiving an impact factor in its fourth year of publication speaks to the influence and relevance of the work published in Network Neuroscience.

"Network Neuroscience" Olaf Sporns, editor-in-chief for the journal and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington remarked, “Getting a new journal off the ground is never easy, and getting our first impact factor was an exciting next step. I see it as a recognition of the quality of our articles and of their impact in the field.”

“We’re thrilled to see Network Neuroscience flourish over the last four years,” says Nick Lindsay, MIT Press Journals & Open Access Director. “With a strong editorial operation in place, the journal has become a powerhouse in the field of network neuroscience and has substantially advanced our understanding of neural networks.”

Other titles from the MIT Press also performed well. The Review of Economics and Statistics scored a 6.548, placing it #17 out of 556 journals in economics and #3 out of 61 journals in Social sciences, mathematical methods. International Security was #3 in international relations with its highest-ever impact factor of 7.486. Global Environmental Politics was #27 out of 294 journals in political science with a 4.055. Several other journals such as Evolutionary Computation and Computational Linguistics finished in the top quartile of their field.

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