Quantity with quality

Birch, David J S and Levitus, Marcia and Mély, Yves (2023) Quantity with quality. Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, 11 (1). 010201. ISSN 2050-6120 (https://doi.org/10.1088/2050-6120/aca5f6)

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Dear Readers 2022 proved to be another milestone in the progress of Methods and Applications in Fluorescence (MAF). Having reported in last year's editorial [1] the journal Impact Factor had reached an all time-high of 3 we are delighted to report its further increase to 3.849 in 2022. As we all know journal Impact Factor reflects the quality of publications, but what has really caught our attention this year is the significant increase in the quantity of publications submitted to the journal. As at October 2022 submissions to the journal are up 68% compared with 2021, and accepted articles are up 145%. Downloads are also up, 19% to 621,990. These increases reflect the growing success and impact of fluorescence across the many disciplines it supports as well as that of the journal. Hence the diligent work of authors, reviewers, Institute of Physics Publishing staff and the Editorial Board deserves special praise.