Editorial Notes

SPE’s August journal issues have launched in OnePetro and are available to subscribers. The September issue of SPE Drilling & Completion features 13 papers on topics ranging from real-time monitoring and completion to minimizing erosion and cement additives. In addition, Executive Editor Shilin Chen highlights two papers from the issue that demonstrate how machine learning can be used to save cost and improve productivity in real-time drilling and completion:

Journal Impact Factors. Clarivate Analytics released the 2020 Journal Citation Report (JCR) in June and once again it reflects a positive trend for SPE journals in the most recent impact factors: SPE Journal (3.372), SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering (2.013), SPE Production & Operations (1.875), SPE Drilling & Completion (1.053). While it is important not to overly depend on impact factors for research assessment, the JCR has a reputation of excellence and integrity for its meticulous selection of top journals.

In Scopus, SPE Journal ranked No. 4 out of 189 journals in Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology (placing it in the 98th percentile for its subject area).

For more information, read the recent article published in JPT.

Smart Proof. Papers accepted for publication in SPE Journal are being edited using Smart Proof, an intuitive cloud-based proofreading tool designed to speed up online publication and enhance the proof editing experience. After manuscripts are accepted for publication, copyedited, and typeset, SPE will email corresponding authors a link with instructions to proofread. Learn more about Smart Proof.

In Memoriam. It is with sorrow and respect that SPE acknowledges the passing of Dr. Hisham A. Nasr-El-Din. A prolific contributor to SPE conference and journals content, Dr. Nasr-El-Din was an awarded volunteer, achieving SPE Distinguished Membership in 2007 and A Peer Apart status in 2011, among other noteworthy accomplishments. More information regarding his admirable career in both industry and academia can be found at https://pubs.spe.org/en/jpt/jpt-briefs-detail-page/?art=4428.

2019 SPE Drilling & Completion Impact Factor: 1.053