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14 April 2023
Journal Recommendation | Impact Factor: 8.2+ Increased by 45.9%, Entering CAS Q1 and Ranked as Top Journals for the First Time and Highly Efficient Publication!

Resources Policy is an internationally renowned journal with great influence, specialized in researching economic and policy issues related to mineral and fossil fuel extraction, production and utilization. The main areas of research reports accepted by the journal are public policy, economics, social sciences, geography and financial issues related to mining, non-fuel minerals, energy minerals, fossil fuels and metals.


The journal's ISSN: 0301-4207; Database Included: SSCI;


Journal Quartile:


CAS Quartile; TOP Journal Category: Economics Subcategory of Q1; Environmental Research JCR Quartile of Q2: Environmental Research Q1 (13/128);


Impact Factor:


Resources Policy was established in 1974. Its impact factor has been growing rapidly in recent years, especially in 2021, increasing by 45.9% compared to 2020! The latest Impact Factor is 8.2+, and its entry into the latest upgraded Top Journals of Q1 of CAS, is quite impressive.


Annual publication volume: Resources Policy publishes five issues a year and the number of publications is not particularly large. In recent two years, with its impact factor increasing, the number of submitted papers has also increased, with the latest publication volume of 587 papers.


Publication ranking by countries: The top three countries with the highest number of publications in Resources Policy in the past three years are China (369), Pakistan (96), and the United States (91) .


Recent acceptance


According to the time published on the official website of Resources Policy, the average review period is 9.8 weeks and the average acceptance to publication period is 2.2 weeks. The difference in the review and publication period of recently accepted articles is not large, and the overall speed is relatively fast. Submitters need to consider the period mentioned above.