Impact Factor of Animal Increases Again

01 Jul 2022

animal: The international journal of animal biosciences has been recognised with a 2021 Impact Factor of 3.730 (previously 3.240), ranking 8/63 in the Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science category (previously 9/63) and 10/144 in the Veterinary Science Category (previously 15/146).

The journal has continued to gather momentum, with the IF increasing year-on-year for six 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 ‘I am very happy of the continuing increase in the impact factor of the journal and in its ranking. The different metrics show that the journal is well recognised in the scientific community. I would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank authors and readers for their trust, and reviewers and editors for their voluntary work. This result is the recognition of a collective effort in favour of responsible publishing.’

You can find out more information about the animal Family of Journals here. animal | BSAS