EIST 2017 Impact factor is 5.3 1


The first impact factor of Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (EIST) is 5.265 (for 2017).

Many thanks to Jeroen van den Bergh, Maurie Cohen, Harald Rohracher and Bernhard Truffer for their continuous support for the journal!

And, of course, many thanks to all of you reading and publishing in EIST.


Background information:

The 2017 impact factor is calculated as follows. All citations in the Web of Science in 2017 to papers published in EIST in 2015 and 2016 (295+142) divided by the total number of papers (83) that appeared in the journal in these two years. In other words, it is the average number of citations a paper published in 2015/16 has received in 2017.


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  • Jochen Markard Post author

    A personal comment:
    It is a great achievement that EIST got it’s impact factor!
    At the same time, it is also important to note that there are many factors that should influence our decision to choose a journal. For myself, I frequently choose EIST because it is well read in the transitions community.

    The impact factor as such is a very simple metric, which says little if anything about the quality of the papers. For a more comprehenseive debate on journal metrics and impact factors see e.g. Ben Martin, Research Policy 2016, p.1-7.