I am lucky enough to have a couple of editorial roles with journals, one with the Journal of Health Organisation and Management (JHOM) and the other with the Australian Journal of Public Administration (AJPA).
We recently got the very exciting news that JHOM has been accepted into the Social Sciences Citation Index and will get an impact factor. This is exciting news as having an impact factor is one of the ways that academics (and research excellence exercises) determine the relative merit of publications. JHOM was submitted for review about four years ago now so it has been a long journey and we are really happy with the outcome.
The press release can be found below and if you are interested in submitting a piece to JHOM then I am happy for you to get in touch with me directly.
As contributor to Journal of Health Organization and Management (JHOM), we are delighted to let you know that the journal has been accepted into Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Social Sciences Citation index (SSCI). This decision reflects the increasing quality and impact of the journal and the dedication of the editorial team, led by co-editors Helen Dickinson, University of New South Wales, Australia, and Suzanne Robinson, Curtin University, Australia.
SSCI is a key database within Clarivate Analytics Web of Science™ Core Collection and covers content in the social sciences discipline. Inclusion in the SSCI means that the Journal will receive an impact factor, the first one will released in Summer 2017.
To celebrate this exciting news, the latest issue of JHOM (Vol 31 issue 2) will be available on free access from 19th May- 18th June 2017. Please follow this link to the free access: http://bit.ly/2qw2hHZ
The editors are currently welcoming submissions to the journal. Inclusion in SSCI will provide greater discoverability for authors published, so now is an ideal time to submit your work. To submit to the journal, please use the online submission system: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JHOM.
Feel free to forward this exciting news to your peers and colleagues.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your valuable contribution to the quality of the journal and your continuous support.
With very best wishes,
Emma Leverton, MA
Publishing Editor | Health and Social Care | Emerald Publishing
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 785157