International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Transactions Earns Highest Impact Factor Rating to Date
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (12 July 2012) -- ISA Transactions, the journal dedicated to the science and engineering of measurement and automation, has earned its highest impact factor rating to date. In a recent publication, Thomson Reuters released its impact factor ratings for scientific journals, rating ISA Transactions 21% higher than the previous year.
Thomson Reuters publishes the Journal Citation Reports each year, providing quantitative tools for ranking, evaluating, categorizing, and comparing scientific journals. The impact factor is one of these quantitative tools. It is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period.
“ISA is very proud of the increased citation of its scientific journal. It showcases the credibility of the peer-reviewed articles found in the journal, and it speaks to the usefulness of the content,” said Dr. Ahmad B. Rad, Editor-in-Chief of ISA Transactions.
ISA Transactions is a journal of advances and state-of-the-art developments in the science and engineering of measurement and automation. The bimonthly journal has increased in popularity over the last several years, with hundreds of industrial practitioners and applied researchers holding subscriptions.
Measurement topics covered in the journal include sensors, perception systems, analyzers, signal processing, filtering, data compression, data rectification, fault detection, inferential measurement, soft sensors, hardware interfacing, etc.; and the techniques that support these technologies, such as artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, communication systems, and process analysis.
Automation topics frequently referenced in the journal include statistical and deterministic strategies for discrete event and continuous process control, modeling and simulation, event triggers, scheduling and sequencing, system reliability, quality, maintenance, management, loss prevention, etc.; and the equipment, techniques, and best practices that support them such as optimization, learning systems, strategy development, security, and human interfacing and training.
ISA members can access the online version of ISA Transactions at no cost; members may also subscribe to the print version for $99. ISA also offers subscription options for non-members and institutions. Visit www.isa.org/isatrans or call +1 (919) 549-8411 to learn more.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).