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28 July 2011

The success of BioFuels, BioProducts and BioRefining (BioFPR), the peer-reviewed journal launched jointly by SCI and Wiley in 2008, has again been highlighted by a significant increase in its impact factor.

The impact factor, independently monitored by Thomson Reuters1, is regarded as a key measure of a journal’s importance in its field. It is calculated year by year on the number of citations received by articles published over the previous two year period.

The 2010 impact factor for BioFPR has risen to 5.5, a jump of 13% over 2009 and some three times higher than the average impact factor of 1.8 for the 160 journals in the category. BioFPR now ranks 13th out of the 160, a sizeable achievement for a journal only three years old, especially in so competitive a field.

The rapid growth emphasises the journal as a vital source of information on sustainable products, fuels and energy, highlighting the crucial role of SCI in the knowledge transfer forum where science meets business.

Professor Bruce Dale of Michigan State University USA, BioFPR’s editor, says: 'We take a multi-disciplinary review and commentary approach, and I am delighted that many of the most highly-cited articles are reviews and perspectives.' Much of the content is on the most topical issues, with contributions invited from specialists pre-eminent in their fields. Special issues (like the upcoming one on Bioenergy and Water) are another key in attracting citations.

BioFPR has its own dedicated online resource (www.biofpr.com) with complementary content, latest news, a company directory, podcasts and webinars. The journal is also accessible through the Wiley Online Library platform, where average downloads per journal have shot up by 47% in the past few months.

1 2010 Journal Citation Reports recently released by Thomson Reuters

Dale, B. E. (2010), Ten reasons why it's different this time. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 4: 1–3. doi: 10.1002/bbb.197. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bbb.197/abstract

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Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining

Special Issue: Bioenergy and Water
Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 343–346, July/August 2011

About the Journal:

Edited By: Professor Bruce E. Dale
Impact Factor: 5.515
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2010: 5/78 (Energy & Fuels); 13/160 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)
Online ISSN: 1932-1031

BioFPR is a partnership between Wiley and the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI). The journal covers the main driving forces (and challenges) which are likely to encourage further development of biofuels in the EU and, more critically, move production of biofuels in the EU out of its infancy.

About SCI

SCI is a unique international forum where science meets business on independent, impartial ground. Anyone can join where they can share and exchange information, ideas, new innovations and research and access SCI's growing database of member specialists between sectors as diverse as food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, environmental science and safety. Originally established in 1881, SCI is a registered charity with members in over 70 countries. For more information on SCI activities and publications, click here.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, Wiley has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.

Notes to editors:

About SCI: where science meets business

SCI is a unique global multidisciplinary network connecting scientists, business people, students and other key players involved in science-based innovation. SCI promotes innovation via its international network to advance the commercial application of science into industry for the benefit of society.

SCI works across crucial sectors as diverse as food and bio-renewables, water, environment, energy, materials and manufacturing, and health and wellbeing.


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