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New IEEE Human-Machine Systems Impact Factor = 2.493

On June 19, Clarivate Analytics released the updated impact factors (IF) for numerous scientific and scholarly journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (THMS). The IF for THMS increased dramatically from 1.8 in 2015, to 2.493 in 2016 – the number of total cites of THMS in 2016 more than doubled citations in 2015. With the newly released IF, THMS is recognized as one of the most impactful publications among journals considering human-systems engineering studies for publication.

“The increase in THMS’s IF is likely attributable to a number of factors, including foundational efforts of Dr. Ellen Bass in establishing THMS for the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics and consistent and conscientious efforts of Associate Editors in handling and evaluating manuscript submissions,” said Dr. David Kaber, THMS’s Editor-In-Chief and Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. “Beyond this, several special issues and papers within those issues have drawn high citation levels,” he added. Dr. Kaber also credits Vladik Kreinovich, the SMC Vice President for Publications for providing invaluable input and guidance on management of THMS.

THMS’s IF without self-citations (S-C) also significantly increased from 1.128 in 2015 to 1.857 in 2016. This outcome demonstrates the majority of THMS’s impact is due to citations of content appearing in THMS by persons other than the authors of the respective content.

Clarivate Analytics, owner of Thomson Reuters, is a world leader in delivering insights and analytics empowering its customers with the knowledge to bring innovative concepts to life. Its journal citation report analyzes citation references to measure the research influence and impact of respective journals.

The editorial team at THMS looks forward to another successful year ahead, providing its audience with vital human-systems engineering information that propels our future.

Robert Lasson
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