International Journal of Internet Science

A peer reviewed open access journal for empirical findings, methodology, and theory of social and behavioral science concerning the Internet and its implications for individuals, social groups, organizations, and society.

Volume 3, Issue 1 (2008)

High Impact of a Start-Up Journal - Surprisingly so?
Ulf-Dietrich Reips1, Uwe Matzat2
1University of Zürich, Switzerland, 2Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Summary: With the third volume of the International Journal of Internet Science the journal impact factor can now be estimated with increased reliability. For 2008 it will be at 1.64 or higher, based on estimates from citations to the 2006 articles it could turn out as high as 2.83. International Journal of Internet Science's immediacy (2006: 1.17; 2007: 0.71) is unmatched by direct competitors, and even by prestigious journals like the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (0.40).

Keywords: Editorial, journal impact, immediacy index, rejection rate, start-up journal, content

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