A Citation Landmark

Just over a week ago I posted an item about the citations garnered by papers in the Open Journal of Astrophysics in the course of which I speculated on whether we would reach the 1000 mark before the end of 2021. Well, I checked on the NASA/ASD system today and it seems we have just made it:

There is still one paper we have published but not yet listed on ADS so the real number might be a little higher. It’s also possible that the figure will dip below a thousand again, at least for a short time. That is because ADS sometimes counts the citations to a published paper and to its preprint separately thus causing some duplication; when the issue is finally resolved the number of citations can go down.

Anyway, that’s a nice note to end the year on. Tomorrow we start with Volume 5 (2022)!

2 Responses to “A Citation Landmark”

  1. Peter : Happy new year. When will OJA get its inaugural impact factor?

    • telescoper Says:

      Well, it’s not up to us but the first year for which we can have an official JIF is 2021 (based on years 2019 & 2020) so if we are to be given one it would be sometime this year.

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