Time to celebrate!

25 Jun 2019

Time to celebrate!

Last week saw the announcement of journal impact factors in 2018 by Clarivate JCR. We are delighted to receive great news about the SfAM journals:


The impact factor of Journal of Applied Microbiology increased to 2.683, also its highest ever impact factor. Letters in Applied Microbiology also saw an impact factor increase to 1.805, up from 1.471 in the previous year.


Environmental Microbiology (EMI) rose to an impact factor of 5.147, up from 4.974 in 2017. EMI has also increased its rankings in the Microbiology category to 21st out of 133 journals.

The open access Microbial Biotechnology (MBT) has seen its highest ever impact factor in the history of the journal, increasing by almost an entire point compared to the previous year to an impact factor of 4.857. MBT increased in the Microbiology rankings to 25/133 and in Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology to a promising 22/162.


Impact factors are used to provide a quantitative measurement of a journal compared to competing journals. They are calculated based on a ratio of the citations to a journal in the most recent year to a count of articles and reviews published in the journal in the previous two years.


We would like to thanks the authors, editors, reviewers and of course our readers and we look forward to reviewing and disseminating more excellent research in the coming years.


You can find the full journal impact factor results from Clarivate JCR here.