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ASAS Journals earn highest impact factors in journals histories for 2020

American Society of Animal Science Journals earned large Impact Factor increases, led by Animal Frontiers, 5.304 (co-published by ASAS, EAAP, AMSA, CSAS, and WAAP) and Journal of Animal Science,  3.159, according to Clarivate’s annual Journal Citation Report (JCR) for 2020.

Impact Factor is the industry standard used to measure the success or “impact” of scholarly journals.  The 2020 Impact Factor is calculated by tracking how many times articles that a journal published in 2018 and 2019 were cited by authors during 2020. The number of citations is then divided by the total number of citable articles published in that journal in 2018 and 2019 to arrive at the Impact Factor.

Animal Frontiers saw the biggest increase in Impact Factor among the Society's journals, rising from 1.382 in 2019 to 5.304 in 2020, and is ranked 3rd out of more than 63 journals in the   in the Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science category.

Journal of Animal Science’s IF is now 3.159, and it now ranks #11 of 63 in the Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science category. By comparison, last year JAS’s IF was 2.092, and it ranked #12 of 63 journals in the Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science category. The 5-year IF is now 2.912.

The Society's newest journal, the open access Translational Animal Science is listed in indexes including Scopus and Clarivate's Emerging Sources Citation Index, and will hopefully receive its first Impact Factor next year.