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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.503 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.449 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    50 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    416 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    355,274 downloads
    277 Altmetric mentions 

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