Thursday, July 12, 2018
Posted by: Casey Reiland
We proudly announce the latest Impact Factor of Cytometry Part A, published in the last week of June 2018 by the ISI Web of Science. It is promising to see that, since 2013, the journal has shown a steady increase in its impact factor.
Moreover, in 2017 we saw more than 550,000 downloads of full text manuscripts - the highest number in the history of Cytometry Part A - and a steady increase in the number of submitted manuscripts.
Let me speculate a bit about the reasons for the obvious attractiveness of Cytometry Part A. On one hand, I’m convinced that the field of Single Cell Science, and thus Cytometry, is becoming the focus of scientific interest after the hype around the other Omics disciplines. We noticed this at CYTO 2018 with the historically high number of attendees. For many years the journal has had a steady flow of special topical issues gaining substantial attention, including Extracellular Vesicles in 2016 and Quantitative Phase Imaging in 2017, to name a few. Many special issues highly relevant to the field of Single Cell Science are in the pipeline in the next two years as well.
Last but not least, Cytometry Part A is the official journal of ISAC, which has very active members demonstrating a high level of involvement across several interest groups such as the SRL Emerging Leaders, the Marylou Ingram Scholars, bioinformaticians, and clinicians.
Finally, Cytometry Part A increasingly reaches out to countries outside Europe and North America, which allows me to look forward to a prosperous future in 2018 and beyond.
Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Attila Tarnok
Editor-in-Chief "Cytometry Part A"