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2019-2020

8.848

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The 2019-2020 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 8.848, which is just updated in 2020.

Applied Energy Impact Factor
Highest IF
8.848
Highest Journal Impact IF

The highest Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 8.848.

Lowest IF
4.781
Lowest Journal Impact IF

The lowest Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 4.781.

Total Growth Rate
73.3%
IF Total Growth Rate

The total growth rate of Applied Energy IF is 73.3%.

Annual Growth Rate
8.1%
IF Annual Growth Rate

The annual growth rate of Applied Energy IF is 8.1%.

Journal Impact IF Ranking

Subcategory Quartile Rank Percentile
Mechanical Engineering Q1 8/585

Mechanical Engineering 98%

Building and Construction Q1 1/174

Building and Construction 99%

General Energy Q1 2/63

General Energy 97%

Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law Q1 2/333

Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law 99%

Journal Impact IF Ranking

· In the Mechanical Engineering research field, the Quartile of Applied Energy is Q1. Applied Energy has been ranked #8 over 585 related journals in the Mechanical Engineering research category. The ranking percentile of Applied Energy is around 98% in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
· In the Building and Construction research field, the Quartile of Applied Energy is Q1. Applied Energy has been ranked #1 over 174 related journals in the Building and Construction research category. The ranking percentile of Applied Energy is around 99% in the field of Building and Construction.
· In the General Energy research field, the Quartile of Applied Energy is Q1. Applied Energy has been ranked #2 over 63 related journals in the General Energy research category. The ranking percentile of Applied Energy is around 97% in the field of General Energy.
· In the Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law research field, the Quartile of Applied Energy is Q1. Applied Energy has been ranked #2 over 333 related journals in the Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law research category. The ranking percentile of Applied Energy is around 99% in the field of Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law.

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Total Publications
17341
Total Citations
789288

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Journal Impact IF History

Year Journal Impact IF
Year Journal Impact IF
2019-2020 8.848
2018-2019 8.426
2017-2018 7.9
2016-2017 7.182
2015-2016 5.746
2014-2015 5.613
2013-2014 5.261
2012-2013 4.781
2011-2012 5.106
Journal Impact IF History

· The 2019-2020 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 8.848
· The 2018-2019 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 8.426
· The 2017-2018 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 7.9
· The 2016-2017 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 7.182
· The 2015-2016 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 5.746
· The 2014-2015 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 5.613
· The 2013-2014 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 5.261
· The 2012-2013 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 4.781
· The 2011-2012 Journal Impact IF of Applied Energy is 5.106

Publications Cites Dataset

Year Publications Citations
Year Publications Citations
1975 19 1
1976 23 6
1977 25 11
1978 21 27
1979 27 18
1980 62 57
1981 46 62
1982 62 85
1983 60 102
1984 55 98
1985 44 121
1986 65 168
1987 50 155
1988 54 112
1989 47 98
1990 66 96
1991 76 117
1992 65 111
1993 55 152
1994 68 132
1995 72 134
1996 48 144
1997 45 147
1998 41 183
1999 74 172
2000 85 233
2001 66 285
2002 65 378
2003 115 465
2004 91 721
2005 86 1068
2006 96 1536
2007 101 2090
2008 97 2595
2009 347 4910
2010 426 8798
2011 570 14811
2012 750 22001
2013 967 34254
2014 1280 48503
2015 1217 57500
2016 1644 74889
2017 2498 96634
2018 1725 104524
2019 1815 129593
2020 1836 156795
2021 194 24196
Publications Cites Dataset

· The Applied Energy has published 19 reports and received 1 citations in 1975.
· The Applied Energy has published 23 reports and received 6 citations in 1976.
· The Applied Energy has published 25 reports and received 11 citations in 1977.
· The Applied Energy has published 21 reports and received 27 citations in 1978.
· The Applied Energy has published 27 reports and received 18 citations in 1979.
· The Applied Energy has published 62 reports and received 57 citations in 1980.
· The Applied Energy has published 46 reports and received 62 citations in 1981.
· The Applied Energy has published 62 reports and received 85 citations in 1982.
· The Applied Energy has published 60 reports and received 102 citations in 1983.
· The Applied Energy has published 55 reports and received 98 citations in 1984.
· The Applied Energy has published 44 reports and received 121 citations in 1985.
· The Applied Energy has published 65 reports and received 168 citations in 1986.
· The Applied Energy has published 50 reports and received 155 citations in 1987.
· The Applied Energy has published 54 reports and received 112 citations in 1988.
· The Applied Energy has published 47 reports and received 98 citations in 1989.
· The Applied Energy has published 66 reports and received 96 citations in 1990.
· The Applied Energy has published 76 reports and received 117 citations in 1991.
· The Applied Energy has published 65 reports and received 111 citations in 1992.
· The Applied Energy has published 55 reports and received 152 citations in 1993.
· The Applied Energy has published 68 reports and received 132 citations in 1994.
· The Applied Energy has published 72 reports and received 134 citations in 1995.
· The Applied Energy has published 48 reports and received 144 citations in 1996.
· The Applied Energy has published 45 reports and received 147 citations in 1997.
· The Applied Energy has published 41 reports and received 183 citations in 1998.
· The Applied Energy has published 74 reports and received 172 citations in 1999.
· The Applied Energy has published 85 reports and received 233 citations in 2000.
· The Applied Energy has published 66 reports and received 285 citations in 2001.
· The Applied Energy has published 65 reports and received 378 citations in 2002.
· The Applied Energy has published 115 reports and received 465 citations in 2003.
· The Applied Energy has published 91 reports and received 721 citations in 2004.
· The Applied Energy has published 86 reports and received 1068 citations in 2005.
· The Applied Energy has published 96 reports and received 1536 citations in 2006.
· The Applied Energy has published 101 reports and received 2090 citations in 2007.
· The Applied Energy has published 97 reports and received 2595 citations in 2008.
· The Applied Energy has published 347 reports and received 4910 citations in 2009.
· The Applied Energy has published 426 reports and received 8798 citations in 2010.
· The Applied Energy has published 570 reports and received 14811 citations in 2011.
· The Applied Energy has published 750 reports and received 22001 citations in 2012.
· The Applied Energy has published 967 reports and received 34254 citations in 2013.
· The Applied Energy has published 1280 reports and received 48503 citations in 2014.
· The Applied Energy has published 1217 reports and received 57500 citations in 2015.
· The Applied Energy has published 1644 reports and received 74889 citations in 2016.
· The Applied Energy has published 2498 reports and received 96634 citations in 2017.
· The Applied Energy has published 1725 reports and received 104524 citations in 2018.
· The Applied Energy has published 1815 reports and received 129593 citations in 2019.
· The Applied Energy has published 1836 reports and received 156795 citations in 2020.
· The Applied Energy has published 194 reports and received 24196 citations in 2021.
· The total publications of Applied Energy is 17341.
· The total citations of Applied Energy is 789288.

What is Impact Factor?

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index calculated by Clarivate that reflects the yearly average number of citations of articles published in the last two years in a given journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher impact factor values are often deemed to be more important, or carry more intrinsic prestige in their respective fields, than those with lower values.

Applied Energy | Academic Accelerator - About the Impact Factor

Impact factor is commonly used to evaluate the relative importance of a journal within its field and to measure the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a particular time period. Journal which publishes more review articles will get highest IFs. Journals with higher IFs believed to be more important than those with lower ones. According to Eugene Garfield “impact simply reflects the ability of the journals and editors to attract the best paper available.” Journal which publishes more review articles will get maximum IFs. The Impact Factor of an academic journal is a scientometric Metric that reflects the yearly average number of citations that recent articles published in a given journal received. It is frequently used as a Metric for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher Impact Factor are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The Applied Energy Impact Factor IF measures the average number of citations received in a particular year (2020) by papers published in the Applied Energy during the two preceding years (2018-2019). Note that 2020 Impact Factor are reported in 2021; they cannot be calculated until all of the 2020 publications have been processed by the indexing agency. New journals, which are indexed from their first published issue, will receive an impact factor after two years of indexing; in this case, the citations to the year prior to Volume 1, and the number of articles published in the year prior to Volume 1, are known zero values. Journals that are indexed starting with a volume other than the first volume will not get an impact factor until they have been indexed for three years. Occasionally, Journal Citation Reports assigns an impact factor to new journals with less than two years of indexing, based on partial citation data. The calculation always uses two complete and known years of item counts, but for new titles one of the known counts is zero. Annuals and other irregular publications sometimes publish no items in a particular year, affecting the count. The impact factor relates to a specific time period; it is possible to calculate it for any desired period. In addition to the 2-year Impact Factor, the 3-year Impact Factor, 4-year Impact Factor, 5-year Impact Factor, Real-Time Impact Factor can provide further insights and factors into the impact of Applied Energy.

History

The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Impact factors are calculated yearly starting from 1975 for journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). ISI was acquired by Thomson Scientific & Healthcare in 1992, and became known as Thomson ISI. In 2018, Thomson ISI was sold to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia. They founded a new corporation, Clarivate, which is now the publisher of the JCR.

Use

The impact factor is used to compare different journals within a certain field. The Web of Science indexes more than 11,500 science and social science journals. Journal impact factors are often used to evaluate the merit of individual articles and individual researchers. This use of impact factors was summarised by Hoeffel:

Impact Factor is not a perfect tool to measure the quality of articles but there is nothing better and it has the advantage of already being in existence and is, therefore, a good technique for scientific evaluation. Experience has shown that in each specialty the best journals are those in which it is most difficult to have an article accepted, and these are the journals that have a high impact factor. Most of these journals existed long before the impact factor was devised. The use of impact factor as a measure of quality is widespread because it fits well with the opinion we have in each field of the best journals in our specialty....In conclusion, prestigious journals publish papers of high level. Therefore, their impact factor is high, and not the contrary.

Eugene Garfield

In brief, Impact factors may be used by:
  • Authors to decide where to submit an article for publication.
  • Libraries to make collection development decisions
  • Academic departments to assess academic productivity
  • Academic departments to make decisions on promotion and tenure.
As impact factors are a journal-level metric, rather than an article- or individual-level metric, this use is controversial. Garfield agrees with Hoeffel,but warns about the "misuse in evaluating individuals" because there is "a wide variation [of citations] from article to article within a single journal". Other things to consider about Impact Factors:
  • Many journals do not have an impact factor.
  • The impact factor cannot assess the quality of individual articles. Even if citations were evenly distributed among articles, the impact factor would only measure the interests of other researchers in an article, not its importance and usefulness.
  • Only research articles, technical notes and reviews are “citable” items. Editorials, letters, news items and meeting abstracts are “non-citable items”.
  • Only a small percentage of articles are highly cited and they are found in a small subset of journals. This small proportion accounts for a large percentage of citations.
  • Controversial papers, such as those based on fraudulent data, may be highly cited, distorting the impact factor of a journal.
  • Citation bias may exist. For example, English language resources may be favoured. Authors may cite their own work.
Moreover, informed and careful use of these impact data is essential, and should be based on a thorough understanding of the methodology used to generate impact factors. There are controversial aspects of using impact factors:
  • It is not clear whether the number of times a paper is cited measures its actual quality.
  • Some databases that calculate impact factors fail to incorporate publications including textbooks, handbooks and reference books.
  • Certain disciplines have low numbers of journals and usage. Therefore, one should only compare journals or researchers within the same discipline.
  • Review articles normally are cited more often and therefore can skew results.
  • Self-citing may also skew results.
  • Some resources used to calculate impact factors have inadequate international coverage.
  • Editorial policies can artificially inflate an impact factor.
Impact factors have often been used in advancement and tenure decision-making. Many recognize that this is a coarse tool for such important decisions, and that a multitude of factors should be taken into account in these deliberations. When considering the use of the impact factor (IF), keep these aspects in mind:
  • IF analysis is limited to citations from the journals indexed by the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge. Currently, the Web of Science indexes only 8621 journals across the full breadth of the sciences, and just 3121 in the social sciences.
  • A high IF/citation rate says nothing about the quality -- or even, validity -- of the references being cited. Notorious or even retracted articles often attract a lot of attention, hence a high number of citations. The notority related to the first publication on "cold fusion" is one such example.
  • Journals that publish more "review articles" are often found near the top of the rankings. While not known for publishing new, creative findings, these individual articles tend to be heavily cited.
  • The IF measures the average number of citations to articles in the journal -- given this, a small number of highly-cited articles will skew the figure.
  • It takes several years for new journals to be added to the list of titles indexed by the Web of Science/Web of Knowledge, so these newer titles will be under-represented.
  • It's alleged that journal editors have learned to "game" the system, encouraging authors to cite their works previously published in the same journal.
Comparing Journals Across Disciplines? Not a good idea! Using Impact Factors within a given discipline should only be done with great care, as described above. Using impact factor data to compare journals across disciplines is even more problematic. Here are some of the reasons:
  • Disciplines where older literature is still referenced, such as Chemistry and Mathematics, offer challenges to the methodolgy since older citations (older than two years) are not used to calculate the impact factor for a given journal. (Five-year impact factor analysis, which can be calculated using the Journal Citation Index database, helps smooth out this problem only to some degree.)
  • Different disciplines have different practices regarding tendency to cite larger numbers of references. Higher overall citation rates will bump upward impact factor measurements.
  • Where it's common for large numbers of authors to collaborate on a single paper, such as in Physics, the tendency of authors to cite themselves (and in this case, more authors) will result in increased citation rates.

Pros and Cons of the Impact Factor

Pros:

  • A vetted, established metric for measuring journal impact within a discipline.
  • Designed to eliminate bias based on journal size and frequency.
Cons:
  • Individual articles makes an uneven contribution to overall Impact Factor.
  • Impact Factor does not account for certain things, things like context (postive or negative citaion) and intentionality (self-citation).
  • The metric is proprietary to and bound by the contents of the Thomson Reuters database.
  • Citations, on which the Impact Factor is based, count for less than 1% of an article's overall use.

Criticism

Numerous critiques have been made regarding the use of impact factors. A 2007 study noted that the most fundamental flaw is that impact factors present the mean of data that are not normally distributed, and suggested that it would be more appropriate to present the median of these data. There is also a more general debate on the validity of the impact factor as a measure of journal importance and the effect of policies that editors may adopt to boost their impact factor (perhaps to the detriment of readers and writers). Other criticism focuses on the effect of the impact factor on behavior of scholars, editors and other stakeholders. Others have made more general criticisms, arguing that emphasis on impact factor results from negative influence of neoliberal policies on academia claiming that what is needed is not just replacement of the impact factor with more sophisticated metrics for science publications but also discussion on the social value of research assessment and the growing precariousness of scientific careers in higher education.
Experts stress that there are limitations in using impact factors to evaluate a scholar's work. There are many reasons cited for not relying on impact factor alone to evaluate the output of a particular individual. Among these are the following:

  • A single factor is not sufficient for evaluating an author's work.
  • Journal values are meaningless unless compared within the same discipline. Impact factors vary among disciplines.
  • The impact factor was originally devised to show the impact of a specific journal, not a specific scholar. The quality and impact of the author's work may extend beyond the impact of a particular journal.
According to Jim Testa, a researcher for ThomsonReuters Scientific, the most widespread misuse of the Impact Factor is to evaluate the work of an individual author (instead of a journal). "To say that because a researcher is publishing in a certain journal, he or she is more influential or deserves more credit is not necessarily true. There are many other variables to consider." (interview 6/26/2008 in Thomson Reuters blog entry)

Applied Energy
Journal Profile

About

Applied Energy provides a forum for information on innovation, research, development and demonstration in the areas of energy conversion and conservation, the optimal use of energy resources, analysis and optimization of energy processes, mitigation of environmental pollutants, and sustainable energy systems. The journal publishes original papers, review articles, technical notes, and letters to the editor. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts which bridge the gaps between research, development and implementation. The breadth of coverage ranges from innovative technologies and systems of both fossil and renewable energy to the economic industrial and domestic use of energy with no or minor impact on the environment. Applied Energy is also concerned with the attendant problems of modeling and forecasting, conservation strategies, and the environmental, social and economic impacts of energy policies and usage, including climate change mitigation and other environmental pollution reduction. None

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ISSN
0306-2619
ISSN

The ISSN of Applied Energy is 0306-2619 . An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

ISSN (Online)
-
ISSN (Online)

The ISSN (Online) of Applied Energy is - . An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic.

Publisher
Elsevier BV
Publisher

Applied Energy is published by Elsevier BV .

Publication Frequency
Monthly
Publication Frequency

Applied Energy publishes reports Monthly .

Coverage
1975 - Present
Coverage

The Publication History of Applied Energy covers 1975 - Present .

Open Access
NO
Open Access

Applied Energy is Subscription-based (non-OA) Journal. Publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles should pay by individual or institution to access the articles. Anyone who wants to use the articles in any way must obtain permission from the publishers.

Publication Fee
Publication Fee

There is no publication fee for submiting manuscript to Applied Energy. Applied Energy is Subscription-based (non-OA) Journal. Publishers own the rights to the articles in their journals. Anyone who wants to read the articles should pay by individual or institution to access the articles.

Language
English
Language

The language of Applied Energy is English .

Country/Region
United Kingdom
Country/Region

The publisher of Applied Energy is Elsevier BV , which locates in United Kingdom .

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