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Latest Impact Factors from Elsevier's Mechanical Engineering Journals

We are pleased to bring you the latest Impact Factors from Elsevier's Mechanical Engineering journals. Very impressive results for Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials with its first Impact Factor of 3.176, ranked 4th in category Materials Science, Biomaterials and 8th in Biomedical Engineering. Also, International Journal of Plasticity and Engineering Failure Analysis, for their best result to date.

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Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

2009 Impact Factor
NOW
3.176

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International Journal Of Plasticity

2008 Impact Factor
WAS
3.875

2009 Impact Factor
NOW
4.791

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Applied Thermal Engineering

2008 Impact Factor
WAS
1.349

2009 Impact Factor
NOW
1.922

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Engineering Failure Analysis

2008 Impact Factor
WAS
0.441

2009 Impact Factor
NOW
0.945

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Listed by highest Impact Factor
Journal Title2009 Impact Factor
Mechanical Systems And Signal Processing2.075
Journal Of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics2.000
International Journal Of Machine Tools & Manufacture1.956
International Journal Of Heat And Mass Transfer1.947
Mechanics Of Materials2.206
Journal Of The Mechanics And Physics Of Solids3.317
International Journal Of Adhesion And Adhesives1.853
European Journal Of Mechanics A-Solids1.815
International Journal Of Solids And Structures1.809
Wear1.771
International Journal Of Thermal Sciences1.770
Tribology International1.690
International Journal Of Fatigue1.602
International Journal Of Refrigeration-Revue Internationale Du Froid1.537
International Journal Of Multiphase Flow1.514
International Journal Of Heat And Fluid Flow1.498
Engineering Fracture Mechanics1.447
Mechanism And Machine Theory1.407
International Journal Of Engineering Science1.360
European Journal Of Mechanics B-Fluids1.340
NDT&E International1.323
International Journal Of Impact Engineering1.301
International Journal Of Mechanical Sciences1.288
Computers & Fluids1.270
Journal Of Fluids And Structures1.256
International Journal Of Pressure Vessels And Piping1.256
Experimental Thermal And Fluid Science1.234
Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics1.221
International Communications In Heat And Mass Transfer1.189
Precision Engineering1.188
Mechanics Research Communications1.085
Theoretical And Applied Fracture Mechanics0.771
Flow Measurement And Instrumentation0.721
Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica0.465
Pmm Journal Of Applied Mathematics And Mechanics0.360

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 2010 to items published in:2009
2008
Sum
= 258
= 199
= 457
Number of items published in:2009
2008
Sum
= 116
= 71
= 187
Calculation:Cites to recent items457= 2.444
Number of recent items187

The 2010 Impact Factor for Journal X is 2.444

Journal Performance Measurements

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