The first impact factor

In June 2008, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) published an impact factor of 4.373 for J Soils Sediments (JSS)
  • Henner Hollert
  • Almut B. Heinrich
  • Thomas-Benjamin Seiler


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henner Hollert
    • 1
  • Almut B. Heinrich
    • 2
  • Thomas-Benjamin Seiler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental Research (Biology V), Department of Ecosystem AnalysisRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Scientific Journals (on behalf of Springer-Verlag), c/o Huethig Jehle RehmHeidelbergGermany

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