We are delighted to announce that JIPB’s 2-year SCI impact factor (IF) has reached 3.962 (8% increase as compared to last year, Fig. 1), and 5-year IF is 3.956, according to 2016 Journal Citation Report. Among 211 SCI-indexed Plant Science journals in the world, JIPB ranks 24th (top 11.4%, Q1 category). The total citations of JIPB in 2016 are 3,773 (12% increase as compared to 2015, Fig. 2). Over the last 9 years, the JIPB impact factor has increased 4.6 times (see Fig. 1). At the mean time Plant Cell has increased -6% and Plant Physiology has increased 5.6%.
In addition, among 188 SCI-indexed journals published in China in all categories, JIPB is now ranked 20th.
JIPB plays active roles in the plant science community. In 2017, we sponsored the Plant Biology Conference 2017 held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (June 24 to 28, 2017), the XIX International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen, China (July 23 to 29, 2017), the Chinese National Congress of Plant Biology in Chongqing, China (October 9 to12, 2017).
We appreciate the supports from our board members, authors, readers and reviewers. We look forward to seeing an even greater success in the future.
The JIPB Editorial Office