Thursday 12 July 2012

A winner from ISA!

The Journal of Automation notches up another advance.

ISA Transactions, the journal dedicated to the science and engineering of measurement and automation, has earned its highest impact factor rating to date. Thomson Reuters released its impact factor ratings for scientific journals recently. This rated ISA Transactions 21% higher than the previous year.

Thomson Reuters publishes the Journal Citation Reports each year, providing quantitative tools for ranking, evaluating, categorising, and comparing scientific journals. The impact factor is one of these quantitative tools. It is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period.

“ISA is very proud of the increased citation of its scientific journal. It showcases the credibility of the peer-reviewed articles found in the journal, and it speaks to the usefulness of the content,” said Dr. Ahmad B. Rad, Editor-in-Chief of ISA Transactions.

ISA Transactions, published by ISA for the past forty years, is a journal of advances and state-of-the-art developments in the science and engineering of measurement and automation. Published for many years as a quarterly it recently upped its output to become a bimonthly journal in view of its increased popularity over the last several years, with hundreds of industrial practitioners and applied researchers holding subscriptions.

Measurement topics covered in the journal include sensors, perception systems, analysers, signal processing, filtering, data compression, data rectification, fault detection, inferential measurement, soft sensors, hardware interfacing, etc.; and the techniques that support these technologies, such as artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, communication systems, and process analysis.

Automation topics frequently referenced in the journal include statistical and deterministic strategies for discrete event and continuous process control, modeling and simulation, event triggers, scheduling and sequencing, system reliability, quality, maintenance, management, loss prevention, etc.; and the equipment, techniques, and best practices that support them such as optimisation, learning systems, strategy development, security, and human interfacing and training.

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