The International Journal of Metalcasting, the American Foundry Society’s technical and research journal, is more influential than ever, according to a widely used measure of academic journals.
IJMC’s impact factor, an index that reflects the number of times a journal is cited by researchers, increased 25 percent from 2017 to 2018. Impact factors are calculated for all journals listed in Journal Citation Reports.
“It is often difficult to measure the importance our efforts have,” said Tom Prucha, editor-in-chief of IJMC. “But the impact factor is a direct reflection of the quality and importance of our journal’s papers made possible by the continued support of our IJMC reviewers, editorial board, Springer and AFS staff to make it the best global resource for metalcasting technical information.”
IJMC is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal that leads the way in the transfer of research and technology for the global metalcasting industry. It is the official research journal of the World Foundry Organization. Now in its 13th year, IJMC is published by AFS in partnership with Springer Nature Publications.