Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Achieves Highest-ever Impact Factor

​Posted July 5, 2018

Updated July 6, 2018

The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene has attained a 2018 “impact factor” of 1.462, according to JOEH publisher Taylor & Francis. The new impact factor is JOEH’s highest ranking since it began publishing in 2004. The previous high was 1.293 for the year 2010.

Impact factor is a measurement that attempts to quantify the influence of a scholarly journal by measuring the number of citations it receives in other journals over the previous two years. The 2018 JOEH impact factor of 1.462 was calculated by dividing the number of citations received in 2016 and 2017 (342) by the total number of papers JOEH published over that period (234).

According to Taylor & Francis, the five most cited JOEH papers during 2016–2017 are:

"Characterization of Emissions from a Desktop 3D Printer and Indoor Air Measurements in Office Settings" by Patrick Steinle (February 2016 issue)

"Refinement of the Nanoparticle Emission Assessment Technique into the Nanomaterial Exposure Assessment Technique (NEAT 2.0)" by Adrienne C. Eastlake, Catherine Beaucham, Kenneth F. Martinez, et al. (September 2016 issue)

"Models for Nearly Every Occasion: Part II - Two Box Models" by Gary H. Ganser and Paul Hewett (January 2017 issue)

"Surface Wipe Sampling for Antineoplastic (Chemotherapy) and Other Hazardous Drug Residue in Healthcare Settings: Methodology and Recommendations" by Thomas H. Connor, Matthew D. Zock, and Amy H. Snow (September 2016 issue)

"Aspergillus spp. Prevalence in Different Portuguese Occupational Environments: What Is the Real Scenario in High Load Settings?" by Carla Viegas, Tiago Faria, Liliana Aranha Caetano, et al. (October 2017 issue)

Updates and corrections: The original version of this article misidentified the years covered by the most recent JOEH impact factor. The article was corrected July 6, 2018, to clarify that the impact factor was issued for the period 20162017. In addition, the article was updated with information about the number of citations JOEH received and the number of articles it published during the period 20162017, and with a list of the five most-cited articles that contributed to the current JOEH impact factor.