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Editorial Statistics

The editors have instituted the policy of deciding on all submissions within six weeks of receipt. This is partly because we want to encourage authors to send us articles, but also because we think it is unnecessary, and therefore wrong, for authors to be kept waiting longer.

The editorial statistics below are updated annually.

Editorial Statistics


YearImpact FactorSi: History & Philosophy Of ScienceSsi: History & Philosophy Of Science
20120.9198 out of 588 out of 41
20111.0978 out of 567 out of 39
20101.0487 out of 506 out of 36
20091.1096 out of 447 out of 33
20080.8678 out of 416 out of 32
20070.8844 out of 375 out of 29
20060.6897 out of 355 out of 28

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

2012 Citations


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