July 14, 2011
Elsevier Announces 2010 Journal Impact Factor Highlights
AMSTERDAM, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced the highlights of its
journal Impact Factor performance in 2010. According to the 2010 Journal
Citation Reports(R) published by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier saw over 55% of
its journal Impact Factors increase from 2009 to 2010, while slightly over
49% of non-Elsevier journals showed an increased Impact Factor. In addition,
23% of Elsevier journals were ranked in the top 10% of their category.
Journals said, "It continues to give us pride to be able to announce
increased Impact Factors year after year. It's a tribute to the authors,
reviewers and editors we work with, as it's their dedication,
professionalism and integrity that enable us to publish world class-content.
We are mindful however, that the Impact Factor is just one of a number of
quality indicators for journals."
Martin Tanke, Managing Director of Elsevier's Science & Technology
Journals, added, "We continue to look at ways to improve the quality of our
journals beyond the Impact Factor. Speeding up the reviewing process,
investing in tools that further streamline the publishing process and
continuous efforts to enhance peer review are some of our top priorities in
this area. Let there be no doubt, however, that we are delighted to see this
year's significant Impact Factor increases."
The Lancet and all three Lancet specialty journals improved their Impact
Factors this year. The Lancet went up from 30.758 to 33.633, ranking 2nd in
the Medicine, General & Internal category. Lancet Infectious Diseases and
Lancet Neurology retained their #1 rankings in their respective categories,
while Lancet Oncology saw its Impact Factor increase from 14.470 to 17.764.
Cell, the flagship journal of Cell Press, saw its Impact Factor increase
from 31.152 to 32.401 and remains the number one research journal in the
Cell Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology subject categories. The
impact factor for Immunity showed an impressive 18% increase to 24.221.
Among Cell Press's more recent suite of journal launches, Cancer Cell
delivered a strong performance by showing an increase of almost 7% to
26.925, while Cell Stem Cell (increase to 25.943)and Cell Host & Microbe
(increase to 13.728)continue to grow in their third year of impact factors.
In addition, 67 Elsevier journals earned their first Impact Factor this
year. Some of these journals received very impressive scores including:
- Communications in Non-Linear Science and Numerical Simulation (2.697) - entering in the top ten of three categories: - 6th in the Mathematics, Applied category of 236 journals, - 5th in the Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications category of 92 journals, - 5th in the Physics, Fluids & Plasmas category of 31 journals. - History of the Family (0.595) - entering the Orthopedics category ranked 8th of 26 journals. - JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging (5.528) - entering the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging category ranked 4th of 111 journals and ranked 11th in the Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems category of 114 journals. - JACC-Cardiovascular Interventions (5.862) - entering the Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems category of 114 journals in 10th place.
The Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average
article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The Impact Factor
helps to evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when compared
with others in the same field.
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