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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Biosemiotics annual report

We have just received the Biosemiotics 2015 Publisher´s report from Springer. While the Impact Factor is down from 2014 (see below), it is higher than the initial IF, for 2012. The 5-year Impact Factor is 0.52. Furthermore, the number of downloads was record-high in 2015, more than 17.000 downloads, which is more than twice as much as the number of downloads in 2012.

From a personal point of view, I note that the editorials from 8(1) and 8(3), which Alexei Sharov co-authored with Timo Maran and me, were the 3rd ("Toward synthesis of biology and semiotics") and 10th ("Organisms reshape sign relations") most downloaded article respectively in 2015, with 403 and 193 downloads. I also contributed to Norway being no. 8 on the list of countries with the most impact, and to University of Stavanger being no. 8 on the list of the organizations with the most impact.

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