GIA's Gems & Gemology Accepted Into the Database of the Institute for Scientific Information

Oct 21, 2004, 01:00 ET from Gemological Institute of America

    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 ( 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, or contact Circulation Coordinator Debbie
 Ortiz at, 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

SOURCE Gemological Institute of America