From its first publication in March 1946, to the more than 2,600 peer-reviewed technical papers that have been published, NAVIGATION has been the leading publication documenting the advancements in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT).
NAVIGATION continues to grow as reflected in the latest Journal Impact Factor (JIF) report. The JIF of an academic journal is a measurement tool used to calculate the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in a journal and is an indication of the relative importance of the journal within its field. It is generally recognized that journals with higher impact factors are deemed more important than those with lower ones due to its citation rate.
As of 2019, NAVIGATION has a JIF of 1.7, representing a 303% five-year increase from 0.562. This JIF ranks NAVIGATION in the top ten academic journals in its class.
Articles accepted into NAVIGATION are published online through the Early View service, enabling readers to access information faster. Authors published in NAVIGATION are able to share their research before the print issue hits the stands. The Early View service presents full-text, peer-reviewed, copyedited articles as soon as they are complete. Every Early View article carries an online publication date and a DOI for citations.
In 2019, NAVIGATION expanded its global reach to over 4,000 institutional licenses. Article downloads via Wiley Online Library increased by 95.1% in 2019. This compares with an increase of 27.5% across all Wiley journals in the Civil Engineering & Construction subject area.
NAVIGATION continues to diversify its global audience by granting journal access to all ION members. The Institute of Navigation (ION) serves various communities, including those interested in air, space, marine, land navigation, and position determination. Its membership is worldwide, and it is affiliated with the International Association of Institutes of Navigation.