Impact factor of animal increases again

14 Jul 2020


animal: International Journal of Animal Biosciences has been recognised with a 2020 Impact Factor of 3.24 (Clarivate Analytics), ranking 9/63 in the Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science category and 15/146 in the Veterinary Science category.

The journal has continued to gather momentum, with the IF increasing year-on-year for four consecutive years, with total citations increasing since 2015.

The IF is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year and is used to measure the importance or rank of a journal. The rise in IF is an encouraging and significant indicator of how the journal is performing and comes ahead of further developments for the journal.  This is also coupled with the high downloading rate of the articles published by animal which shows that their content is of high interest to readership.

animal is owned by a consortium of learned societies and research institutes who believe in and promote responsible publishing. Benefits derived from the journal are reinvested in science, organising conferences, offering grants to early career scientists and funding research projects. animal is a central element in a collaboration between the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP).

David Kenny BSAS Trustee and a member of the animal management board said ‘I am delighted to see that the impact factor for animal continues to increase. The result confirms animal as one of the most prestigious journals within agriculture, dairy and animal science. I would also like to thank the editors and reviewers of the journal for their hard work and dedication in achieving this excellent result.’

animal publishes the best, innovative and cutting-edge science that relates to animals (farmed or managed) used for animal production, and that is relevant to whole animal outcomes, and/or to animal management practices. The rise in IF provides a strong basis to continue to develop and improve the journal.

Isabelle Ortigues-Marty, Editor-in-Chief said ‘animal is showing constant growth in size and quality.

The journal is engaged in improving the transparency and the reproducibility of published research, defending values of scientific excellence and ethics.

We aim to publish novel and original research papers, horizon-scanning reviews and critically informative opinion papers.  

I warmly thank the editorial board, the reviewers and the authors for their active involvement and their hard work towards the improvement of animal.’

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