Letter from the editor in chief. World Rabbit Science: Evolution 2008-2012 and new features for 2013

Juan José Pascual


In the last meeting of the World Rabbit Science Association held in the setting of the 10th World Rabbit Congress (Sept 5, 2012) at Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt), the Editor-in-chief of the World Rabbit Science presented the last news about the evolution of the journal in the last 4 years and some novelties for the next year that are worth to spread within the subscribers of the World Rabbit Science.

Journal Citation Reports® has recently published the indexes for 2011 of the journals included in this source of citation data. As you know, World Rabbit Science is included in the category “Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science” of the Journal Citation Reports® since 2007, with another 55 journals that also publish animal science knowledge. As it can be seen from the Table, the evolution of the Impact Factor (IF; average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year) of the World Rabbit Science has led to obtain a 5-years Impact Factor of 0.667, positioning the journal in the place 27 of 55 (being for the first time in the quartile Q2 of this category). The Editorial Board of the World Rabbit Science believes that this evolution shows up the availability and/or interest of the knowledge published in World Rabbit Science, which makes it an adequate alternative to bear in mind to disseminate your new knowledge in rabbit science.


WRS; open journal; impact factor; ojs

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