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Impact Factor of Indian journals
Of the 47 Indian scientific journals that find place in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) on CD-ROM – 1999 Science Edition, Current Science tops the tally amongst Indian journals with an Impact Factor (IF) of 0.567. It is not only the most cited Indian Journal (1766 citations in 1999), but also the largest journal in terms of number of articles (464) published during 1999. The other end of the 1999 spectrum includes the Indian Journal of Agronomy (lowest IF, 0.032), IETE Journal of Research (least cited with 7 citations) and Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy (smallest journal in terms of number of articles, i.e. 6 during 1999). Specifically, only four journals received more than 1000 citations: Current Science (1766), Indian Journal of Chemistry B (1686), Journal of the Indian Chemical Society

Table 1. Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 36 38 39 40 40 42 43 43 45 46 47

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) on CD-ROM – 1999 Science Edition journal rankings sorted by Impact Factor (Filtered by India) Journal abbreviation ISSN 0011-3891 0301-1208 0022-1333 0250-5991 0971-5916 0970-258X 0016-7622 0970-0838 0376-4699 0971-7811 0253-4134 0250-4707 0971-457X 0250-6335 0304-4289 0030-5316 0253-4126 0019-5596 0971-2119 0022-4456 0019-4522 0256-1654 0971-1627 0970-7077 0256-2499 0971-0426 0971-6777 0971-4588 0022-1155 0256-4602 0254-8704 0367-8318 0019-5588 0011-748X 0377-2063 0379-5136 0570-1791 0019-5022 0028-3886 0019-493X 0019-6479 0250-541X 0253-4142 0970-423X 0253-7214 0537-197X 1999 Total cites 1766 473 595 257 904 100 737 186 1686 69 301 299 135 1382 139 401 30 133 589 59 319 1422 251 136 205 52 62 31 36 474 33 73 744 194 55 7 354 59 392 90 133 625 72 61 9 24 328 Impact Factor 0.567 0.430 0.419 0.370 0.365 0.363 0.355 0.352 0.346 0.340 0.339 0.319 0.317 0.304 0.286 0.278 0.276 0.229 0.228 0.214 0.201 0.192 0.165 0.163 0.159 0.144 0.137 0.132 0.126 0.112 0.108 0.107 0.101 0.098 0.086 0.080 0.080 0.078 0.076 0.057 0.057 0.050 0.048 0.048 0.045 0.036 0.032 1999 Articles 464 66 14 59 71 34 129 36 310 24 72 158 57 268 6 170 18 17 169 55 101 166 77 85 283 21 39 28 56 107 20 68 361 124 49 8 87 251 79 45 372 23 40 13 48

Curr. Sci. India Indian J. Biochem. Biophys. J. Genet. J. Biosci. Indian J. Med. Res. Natl. Med. J. India J. Geol. Soc. India J. Polym. Mater. Indian J. Chem. B J. Plant Biochem. Biot. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Chem. Sci.) Bull. Mater. Sci. Indian J. Chem. Technol. Indian J. Chem. A J. Astrophys. Astron. Pramana – J. Phys. Orient. Insects Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Earth Planet. Sci.) Indian J. Pure Appl. Phys. J. Appl. Anim. Res. J. Sci. Ind. Res. India J. Indian Chem. Soc. Bull. Electrochem. Indian J. Heterocycl. Chem. Asian J. Chem. Sadhana – Acad. Proc. Eng. Sci. Indian J. Fibre Text J. Camel Pract. Res. Indian J. Eng. Mater. Sci. J. Food Sci. Technol. Mysore IETE Tech. Rev. J. Environ. Biol. Indian J. Anim. Sci. Indian J. Pure Appl. Math. Defence Sci. J. IETE J. Res. Indian J. Mar. Sci. Ann. Arid Zone Indian J. Agric. Sci. Neurol. India Trans. Indian Inst. Met. Indian Vet. J. Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Math. Sci.) Met. Mater. Process J. Adv. Zool. Indian J. Agron.

Source: Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia, USA. CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 79, NO. 11, 10 DECEMBER 2000 1513

CORRESPONDENCE
Table 2. Impact Factor of Current Science (1990–1999) Year 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 Impact Factor 0.567 0.515 0.376 0.364 0.292 0.271 0.376 0.253 0.126 0.076

Source: Journal Citation Reports (JCR), ISI, Philadelphia, USA.

(1422) and Indian Journal of Chemistry A (1382), and 15 journals published more than 100 articles during 1999 (Table 1). It is indeed creditable that Current Science is slowly approaching the magic IF figure of 1.000, it being just 0.076 in 1990 (Table 2). The JCR on CD-ROM...
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