The second excellence criteria is a proven record in top-tier academic publishing, with potential of making a genuine contribution to scientific research. This implies a track record of publications in Web of Science (WoS) indexed journals, where the aspiring member should have at least one article in the past two years published in a journal with an impact factor greater than 1.
Furthermore, the aspiring member should have at least one single-authored paper published in a WoS journal with an impact factor greater than 1.
Additionally, the second criteria recognizes contributions differing by age group. For young scientists (under the age of 30), we require a personal WoS impact factor (measured by the number of citations) greater than 1. For scientists between the ages of 30 and 40, we require a personal impact factor between 2 and 10, while for scientists over the age of 40 we require a personal impact factor greater than 10.
A scholar satisfying any of the given criteria can be considered as a member of the Association.