As you may have already read on our Twitter, the Impact Factors (IFs) of 2018 are out now. In this post we briefly highlight some noteworthy developments.
In terms of the 2-year IF, the European Journal of Personality has an IF of 3.3. This means that the journal had over three times as many citations as it published articles in the two preceding years. As such it remains among the top journals in social and personality psychology publishing, as it has been since 2013.
The nice development in IF is even more visible when we consider the 5-year IFs. 5-Year IFs represent the number of citations in the preceding five years, divided by the number of published articles in those years. These IFs are much more telling when it comes to the impact of journals, as they are less to random fluctuations due to – for instance – the publication of a very popular article. Here, too, the European Journal of Personality remains strong and has even increased – from 4.2 in 2017 to 4.6 in 2018. With our strong IF, the European Journal of Personality is among the top journals in social and personality psychology publishing, ranking second to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, in addition to having the strongest transparency score among all personality journals.