The Springer journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (AAS) was recently named a Rising Star among geosciences journals by ScienceWatch.com. According to Essential Science Indicators SM from Thomson Reuters, the journal's current citation record includes 764 papers cited a total of 1,658 times between January 1, 1998, and February 29, 2008.
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences was launched in 1984 and offers rapid publication of original scientific papers on the dynamics, physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and oceans. The journal is sponsored by The Chinese Committee for the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) and the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is co-published by Springer and Science Press.
Co-Chief Editors Guoxiong Wu, Huijun Wang and Da-Lin Zhang speculated on the reasons for the high citation rate. Wu said, “It may be attributed to the international orientation of the journal, including the close collaboration with Springer, the periodically recycled international editorial board, and the significant increase of international submissions.” He added, “Moreover, with Springer’s flexible distribution channels and marketing strategies, accessibility of AAS has also greatly improved since 2006, which is shown in AAS’s subscription increase and downloading rates.”
Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters provides citation rankings of scientists, institutions, countries, and journals broken out by broad fields of science. A total of 10 years of Thomson Reuters citation data, plus a number of consecutive bimonthly periods during the current year, are used to determine the rankings. The entities that have achieved the highest percentage increase in total citations are singled out as Rising Stars in their respective fields.
Springer (www.springer.com) is the second-largest publisher of journals in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector and the largest publisher of STM books. Springer is part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature. The group publishes over 1,700 journals and more than 5,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and some 5,000 employees.