The 2015 Google Scholar Metrics released last Thursday, June 25 revealed Leonardo to be ranked #4 in the Visual Arts category–a great showing.
The Scholar Metrics are an easy way to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of articles in scholarly publications. The current metrics are based on article citations that were indexed in Google Scholar as of mid-June 2015, and covers articles released in 2010-2014.
The top 20 publications are ordered by their five-year h-index and h-median metrics, which are respectively based on a journal’s most cited papers and the number of citations it has received in other publications, and the median of the h-index citation counts. Leonardo shows to have an h5-index of 11 and a median of 13. The next highest journal, Studies in Art Education, has an index of 12 and a median of 15, while Art Education, ranked #1, has metrics of 16 and 21.
The article with the most citations in Leonardo turned out to be Zombie Media: Circuit Bending Media Archaeology into an Art Method by Garnet Hertz and Jussi Parikka, published in the Oct 2012 Journal, Vol. 45, No. 5.
Good work to Leonardo scholars!