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Gloria Phillips-Wren IDT Journal to be included in Thomson Reuters ESCI

Gloria Phillips-Wren

Professor and Chair of Information Systems and Operations Management Gloria Phillips-Wren's journal will be included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). The ESCI is a new index that was launched by Thomson Reuters in November 2015. Gloria’s journal, entitled Intelligent Decision Technologies: An International Journal (IDT), is an interdisciplinary journal that welcomes original research contributions on the fundamental concepts and applications of intelligent systems that support decision making. 

Manuscripts are published on such diverse areas as artificial intelligence, fuzzy techniques, genetic algorithms, intelligent agents, multi-agent systems, cognitive science, mathematical modeling, neural systems/neural networks, computer-supported cooperative work, geographic information systems, user interface management systems, informatics, knowledge representation, applications of intelligent systems and others.

The field of intelligent decision technologies is interdisciplinary in nature, bridging computer science with its development of artificial intelligence, information systems with its development of decision support systems and engineering with its development of systems. IDT seeks to attract research that is focused on applied technology, while exploring its development at a fundamental level. The journal attempts to achieve an interchange of research on intelligent systems and intelligent technologies which enhance or improve decision-making in industry, government and academia. IDT publishes research on all aspects of intelligent decision technologies, from fundamental development to the applied system. The journal is concerned with theory, design, development, implementation, testing and evaluation of intelligent decision systems that have the potential to support decision making in the areas of management, international business, finance, accounting, marketing, healthcare, military applications, production, networks, traffic management, crisis response, human interfaces and other applied fields. The target audience is researchers in computer science, business, commerce, health science, management, engineering and information systems that develop and apply intelligent decision technologies.

The ESCI will extend the collection of publications in Web of Science, including high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields. Journals in the ESCI are searchable, discoverable and citable; authors and researchers get real-time insight into a journal's citation performance while the content is considered for inclusion in other Web of Science collections as well. Among those is Journal Citation Reports, which includes the impact factor.

Congratulations, Gloria on this fabulous achievement!