WIREs Climate Change – rising impact factor

The new journal impact factors for 2016 announced last week show the growing citation success of the journal which I edit, WIREs Climate Change.   Our Thomson-Reuters JIF for 2016 was 4.57, the highest we have been since the journal launched in 2010.  The new Elsevier CiteScore, calculated in a slightly different way to the JIF, scores WIREs Climate Change for 2016 as 4.67, which places the journal 4th most cited in the field of atmospheric science (well ahead of journals such as Climatic Change) and 5th most cited in the field of geography & development (well ahead of journals such as Transactions of the IBG and the Annals of the AAG).