According to the latest news of Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics on July 26, 2022, in the 2023 release of the Journal Citation Report™, all Web of Science Core Collection™ journals will receive a Journal Impact Factor (JIF)™. This means expanding the JIF from Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)™ and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)™ to include journals from the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)™ and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)™.
The annual Journal Citation Reports enable the research community, publishers and librarians to evaluate and compare the scholarly impact of the world’s quality journals using a range of indicators, descriptive data and visualizations.
Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery (ALES) was indexed by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) ™ in December 2018. Based on the above-mentioned changes to the 2023 Journal Citation Reports, ALES will excitingly attain its first impact factor in June 2023. It will not only be a new landmark for ALES, but also a great encouragement for all supporters of ALES.
Thank you very much for your continued support for ALES.
About Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)™
Since launching the Emerging Sources Citation Index™ in 2015, ESCI has included over 7,800 titles, with backfiles dating back to 2005. Journals included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index cover all disciplines and range from international and broad scope publications to those that provide deeper regional or specialty area coverage.
More than 3 million records and 74.4 million cited references date back from 2005 to present. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection™, Emerging Sources Citation Index contains quality publications, selected by our expert in-house editors for editorial rigor and best practice at a journal level.
For more information, please refer to the official announcement from Web of Science: