At AKJournals, we celebrate the arrival of the spring with the completion of the 2021 publisher’s reports. For this occasion, we are delighted to share some snapshots of our portfolio’s achievements in the past year focusing on the usage statistics provided by Google Analytics.
As far as page visits are concerned, we are proud to report that the pages associated with our 48 currently active journals were viewed by almost 3 million times in 2021! As the diagram shows below, the number one most visited journal was the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, a fully open access and Q1 journal. While most of the top positions are occupied by English language journals, it is great to see that two Hungarian language journals also made it to the top 10, namely, Orvosi Hetilap, a weekly medical journal, and Magyar Pszichológiai Szemle, a trimonthly psychology journal. Based on this list, we can claim that, in terms of visits, the most popular science domains across our portfolio were the behavioral, medical and health, and biology and life sciences in 2021.
We are delighted to report that today marks a special day for AKJournals, which has strong ties with the scientific community through its portfolio. Since 2015, February 11 is recognized as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by the United Nations in an attempt to promote gender equality and the idea that women and girls can also advance the world by their participation and excellence in the various branches of science (for more information, see the UN statement). We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our female Editors-in-Chief for their hard work in managing the given journals and for their contribution to the reputation of the journals. We are not only proud of them because of their successes related to the journals in question, but also the fact that they are accomplished figures in their respective fields. To pay our tribute to them, here follow a brief professional introduction and portrait of each woman.
In the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Akadémiai Kiadó published nearly 180, closely or loosely related articles. Naturally, most of them belong to Medical and Health Sciences or Biology and Life Sciences. Moreover, there are dozens of articles in Social Sciences and Law, Behavioral Sciences or Business and Economics. The topic appears even in apparently more distant areas of research, such as Materials and Applied Sciences, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Arts and Humanities. We grouped together all these papers into a thematic collection on our AKJournals website.