CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Gems & Gemology, the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) award-winning quarterly journal, has been accepted into the database of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). ISI (www.isinet.com) is widely recognized as the premier database of scientific publications, and its print and online products are used by libraries and cutting-edge researchers worldwide. Alice Keller, editor-in-chief of G&G, said, "We are very pleased to have Gems & Gemology included in the ISI database. It provides G&G with a mark of recognition within the scientific community for the publication of quality research. As importantly, it raises the visibility of gemology as a science, since G&G is the first, and only, gemological journal to be included in the ISI database." Once the initial data entry procedures are complete, G&G will be included in the following ISI media, beginning with last year's Spring issue (Vol. 39, No. 1): Current Contents -- Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Science Citation Index -- Expanded, including the Web of Science; and ISI's current awareness alerting services. ISI's journal selection process is rigorous, evaluating criteria such as basic journal publishing standards, adherence to international editorial conventions, and English-language bibliographic information. The journal's editorial content, and the international diversity of its authors and editors, is also examined. Finally, a citation analysis of the literature is applied to determine the citation history (e.g., "impact factor") of the journal, as well as that of its authors and editors. Brendan Laurs, editor of G&G, pointed out, "Inclusion in the ISI database means awareness of G&G articles will be expanded to a much wider scholarly audience, and this should help us attract even more articles from the broader scientific community. We thank all of our authors and reviewers over the years for their steadfast commitment to quality gemological research, which has helped G&G attain yet another important distinction in publishing, as well as further distinguishing gemology as a significant scientific discipline." For additional information about Gems & Gemology, or to subscribe, visit G&G at www.gia.edu/gemsandgemology, or contact Circulation Coordinator Debbie Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call toll free 800-421-7250, ext. 7142. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 760-603-4000, ext. 7142, or fax 760-603-4595. About GIA An independent nonprofit organization, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemological education available. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading System(TM) which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.
SOURCE Gemological Institute of America