The Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making achieved a debut impact factor rating of 2.0 from the annual Journal Citation Reports (JCR) published by Clarivate. First published in 2007, the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making is the premier journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for peer-reviewed original papers of scientific merit examining how people engage in cognitive work and how that work can be supported through the design of technologies, operating concepts and operating procedures, decision-making strategies, teams and organizations, and training protocols.
The annual JCR release enables the research community, publishers and librarians to evaluate and compare the scholarly impact of the world's high-quality journals using a range of indicators, descriptive data and visualizations. The release identifies more than 21,500 high-quality academic journals from across 250+ scientific and research disciplines. Various metrics are considered, including the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and the Journal Citation Indicator, to provide reliable information and data to the research community.
For the first time this year, the JCR 2023 release presents the JIF rating based entirely on the electronic publication dates of articles, rather than issue publication dates, and reported with one decimal place rather than three. Electronic publication date articles have less circulation, thus tending to lower the impact factor score. The move to one decimal place introduces more ties, hoping to encourage users to consider additional indicators and descriptive data when comparing journals. Additionally, the Journal Citation Indicator, a normalized journal-level metric was emphasized for easy interpretation and cross-disciplinary comparison.
HFES is thrilled to see the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making earn a solid impact factor, as it serves as a testament to the fostering and inquisitive nature of its community. Editor-in-Chief, Jan Maarten Schraagen (TNO, The Netherlands), said, “We are delighted with this important first-time achievement for the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. I wish to thank the authors, who entrusted their research to the Journal, and the reviewers who offer their precious time and expertise. The editorial team deserves a round of applause as it is their work that shines a light on the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making as a key resource in research on human cognition and the application of this knowledge to design.”
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