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Latest Impact Factor figures from Elsevier's Chemical Engineering Journals

We are delighted to inform you that the recently released Impact Factor figures show, once again, a strong performance for almost all of Elsevier's Chemical Engineering journals. 

The Journal of Catalysis reaches an all time high with an Impact Factor of 6.002. And whilst almost all titles show an increase in IF for the 5th consecutive year, we would like to highlight the significant increases for Advanced Powder Technology (+ 91%), Food & Bioproducts Processing (+ 60%) and Desalination (+ 39%). 

As publishers of 15 of the top 20 Impact Factor titles in the field, we are indebted to the contributions of our authors, reviewers and editors.

Further highlights include:

journal cover imageJournal of Catalysis
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
5.415
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
6.002
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journal cover imageApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
4.749
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
5.625
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journal cover imageJournal of Hazardous Materials
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
3.723
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
4.173
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journal cover imageApplied Catalysis A, General
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
3.383
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
3.903
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journal cover imageJournal of Membrane Science
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
3.673
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
3.850
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journal cover image Chemical Engineering Journal
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
3.074
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
3.461
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journal cover imageDyes and Pigments
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
2.635
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
3.126
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journal cover imageSeparation and Purification Technology
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
2.774
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
2.921
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journal cover imageJournal of Molecular Catalysis. B, Enzymatic
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
2.330
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
2.735
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journal cover imageDesalination
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
1.851
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
2.590
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journal cover imageComputers and Chemical Engineering
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
2.072
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
2.320
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journal cover imagePowder Technology
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
1.887
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
2.080
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journal cover imageChemical Engineering Research and Design
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
1.519
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
1.968
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journal cover imageFood and Bioproducts Processing
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
1.207
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
1.940
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journal cover imageAdvanced Powder Technology
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
0.840
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
1.612
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Listed alphabetically
Journal title2011 Impact Factor
Advanced Powder Technology1.612
Applied Catalysis A, General3.903
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental5.625
Applied Energy5.106
Biochemical Engineering Journal2.645
Catalysis Communications2.986
Catalysis Today3.407
Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification1.924
Chemical Engineering Journal3.461
Chemical Engineering Research and Design1.968
Chemical Engineering Science2.431
Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering0.826
Combustion and Flame3.585
Computers and Chemical Engineering2.320
Desalination2.590
Dyes and Pigments3.126
Filtration & Separation0.111
Fluid Phase Equilibria2.139
Food and Bioproducts Processing1.940
Fuel3.248
Fuel Processing Technology2.945
Hydrometallurgy2.027
International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives2.170
International Journal of Mineral Processing1.304
Journal of Aerosol Science2.447
Journal of Bionic Engineering1.023
Journal of Catalysis6.002
Journal of Colloid And Interface Science3.070
Journal of Food Engineering2.414
Journal of Hazardous Materials4.173
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry1.977
Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries0.913
Journal of Membrane Science3.850
Journal of Molecular Catalysis. A, Chemical2.947
Journal of Molecular Catalysis. B, Enzymatic2.735
Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry1.348
Journal of Process Control1.696
Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers2.110
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials3.285
Minerals Engineering1.352
Particuology1.423
Powder Technology2.080
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute3.633
Process Biochemistry2.627
Process Safety and Environmental Protection1.050
Progress in Energy and Combustion Science14.220
Reactive and Functional Polymers2.479
Separation and Purification Technology2.921
The Journal of Supercritical Fluids2.860
Utilities Policy0.804
Water Research4.865

Calculating Impact Factors

WHAT IS AN IMPACT FACTOR?
The journal impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The impact factor helps you evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when you compare it to others in the same field. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the current year to items published in the two previous years by the total number of items published in the two previous years.

Using Journal X as an example:
Cites in 2011 to items published in: 2010
2009
Sum
= 258
= 199
= 457
Number of items published in: 2010
2009
Sum
= 116
= 71
= 187
Calculation: Cites to recent items 457 = 2.444
Number of recent items 187

The 2011 Impact Factor for Journal X is 2.444

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