In the 2019 Journal Citation Report released by the Clarivate Analytics on June 29, 2020, the International Soil and Water Conservation Research (ISWCR), an academic English journal hosted by IWHR, gets the first official Impact Factor (IF) of 3.770.
Ranking the 13th among the total 94 journals in the category of water resources, ISWCR has become a Q1 journal, while its ranking in the category of soil science and environmental sciences is 7/38(Q1) and 76/265(Q2) respectively. ISWCR is now recognized as one of the leading SCI Journals hosted by China in the field of water resources and soil science.
Launched in June 2013, ISWCR is a quarterly academic journal in English published in Science Direct of Elsevier with open access globally. The journal is under the administration of the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) of China and is jointly owned and sponsored by International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES), China Water & Power Press, and China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR).
The aims of ISWCR is to track the development trend, advanced theory, innovative technology, and practice results in soil and water research, to build an academic exchange platform, and to promote the development and prosperity of soil and water conservation discipline. It publishes both research and review papers in soil erosion, soil and water conservation, conservation agriculture, soil evaluation and management, soil degradation, watershed management, sustainable development, and etc.
Step by step, ISWCR has developed rapidly and established a good reputation in both international academia and publishing industry. It was indexed by Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD) in April 2015, covered by SCOPUS in January 2017, indexed by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in October 2017 and by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in July 2019. This year, the Journal got its first official impact factor 3.770, a well done performance for a newly indexed journal of ESCI.
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