About the Journal

The Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) can trace its roots back to 1886 with the formation by brewing scientists in Burton-on-Trent of the Laboratory Club.  Around 1895, this became the Institute of Brewing and then in 2001 - on merging with the Brewers Guild - the Institute and Guild of Brewing. In 2005, the organisation became the Institute of Brewing and Distilling.

The IBD is based in London and is a global organisation for the malting, brewing and distilling industries providing education, training and a raft of qualifications from entry to 'Master' level in malting, brewing, distilling, packaging and cider manufacture.

The Journal of the Institute of Brewing (JiB) was first published in 1895.

The Journal is an extraordinary resource of publications on the science and technology of brewing, distilling, raw materials and by-products.  In 2023, the IBD replaced Wiley as the  publisher of JIB with volume 129 onwards published here.

Papers and reviews in first 128 volumes of the Journal can be searched for and downloaded as pdfs from HERE.  

JIB metrics

Between 2019-23, 26% of submitted manuscripts were accepted for publication. In 2023, the Clarivate Analytics Journal Impact Factor (2021/22) was 2.4 and the Scopus CiteScore was 6.2 (2020/23).  The 'history' for both metrics is below.

KPIs - from submission to publication (updated with each issue)

'129/1-4' represents the consolidated metrics for the 16 papers published in 2023.