FASoS journal in Social Science Citation Index

The academic peer-reviewed journal Contemporary Security Policy, hosted at FASoS and edited by Hylke Dijkstra, has now been included in the highly prestigious Social Science Citation Index. The first Impact Factor is expected in June 2019.

Editor-in-Chief Hylke Dijkstra notes that “Contemporary Security Policy is about to publish its 40th volume in 2019. Inclusion in the Social Science Citation Index is an important recognition of four decades of scholarship starting in 1980.”

He continues that “the reality of modern academia is that journal rankings are taken seriously when it comes to academic promotion or funding applications. The Social Science Citation Index is the Champions League and this puts Contemporary Security Policy among the world’s leading academic journals in the field of International Relations. As a result, more scholars will likely send us their very best papers.”

Getting included in the Social Science Citation Index is by no means straightforward. Only a small proportion of journals are included and the evaluation process includes a thorough examination of the quality of peer-review, the international orientation of the journal, and whether other scholars are extensively citing articles in the journal. This is the first time since 2010 that several new journals are included in the International Relations category of the Social Science Citation Index.

In addition to Contemporary Security Policy, FASoS co-hosts the leading Journal of European Integration, which is also included in the Social Science Citation Index.

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