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 email@example.com, 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.
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
SOURCE Gemological Institute of America