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Wiley announces strong performance in 2015 Journal Citation Reports release
- 03 Aug 2015

Publisher John Wiley&Sons, Inc. has announced a strong performance in Thomson Reuters® 2015 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) release. A total of 1,200 Wiley titles (approximately 70%) were indexed, with 11 titles indexed for the first time. Over 73% of society titles at Wiley achieved an Impact Factor. In 2014, Wiley journals were indexed in 217 of 232 JCR subject categories. Of these, 24 Wiley journals achieved a top category rank, with 240 titles within the top ten of their subject category.

Wiley's portfolio continues to be strong across both science and social sciences with Wiley journals accounting for the largest share of journals, citations and articles across 14 categories. In the Social Science JCR Wiley journals accounted for the second largest proportion of journals and citations overall.

The prestigious Reviews of Geophysics (published on behalf of the American Geophysical Union) increased its Impact Factor by 42% to 14.800 - placing it firmly at the top of its subject category. Ageing Cell is also first in the Geriatrics and Gerontology Category with an Impact Factor of 6.340

Another successful story for the Advanced Materials journal family in 2015 with Advanced Materials Impact Factor increasing 14% to 17.493; Advanced Materials continues its top ten rankings in six different ISI subject categories. Advanced Functional Materials strengthens its standing as a leading full-paper general materials science journal with its further increased 2014 Impact Factor of 11.805. Advanced Optical Materials received its first ever Impact Factor of 4.062 while Advanced Energy Materials continues its commitment to publish premier energy-related studies with a third Impact Factor of 16.146.

Journal of Communication saw a 52% increase from 2.076 to 3.160, placing it in the number one spot in the Communication category.

83% of the journals published out of Wiley's Asia-Pacific offices now have an Impact Factor including the top ten ranked journals: International Journals of Mental Health Nursing, Drug and Alcohol Review, Australian Grape and Wine Research, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Reviews in Aquaculture, Geriatrics and Gerontology International, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources and Regulation and Governance.

Impact Factors are a metric that reflect the frequency that peer-reviewed journals are cited by researchers, and are often used as a tool for evaluating a journal's quality.

Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (4.925) now tops all four categories in which it is listed: Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications; Construction&Building Technology; Engineering, Civil; and Transportation Science and Technology. Other publications to rank at number one in their category this year include Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews - Computational Molecular Science (11.885) which continues to lead the Mathematical and Computational Biology category with a 31% increase, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (3.176) is the number one title in the Mathematics, Applied category (also fourth in the Automation&Control Systems category) and International Journal of Energy Research in the Nuclear Science&Technology category (2.418). Navigation achieved its first Impact Factor, a respectable 0.562 as did Energy Technology with an Impact Factor of 2.824. Journals with notable increases in Impact Factor growth includeParticle&Particle Systems Characterization (+474% / 3.081), Biofactors (+53% / 4.592), Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry (+45% /3.318), Fuel Cells (+35% /2.080), Annalen der Physik (+205% /3.048), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (+133% /2.052), and International Journal of Intelligent Systems (+133% /1.886). Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (+118% /2.305) now ranks at number four in the Engineering, Geological category.

Several journals continue to occupy leading rankings including Medicinal Research Reviews (8.482) which ranks second in Medicinal Chemistry and Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics (3.13) which is ranked second in the Mathematics, Applied category and third in the Mathematics category. Mass Spectrometry Reviews (7.709) retains its number two position in Spectroscopy as does Advanced Synthesis&Catalysis (5.663) which continues its standing as second in the Applied Chemistry category. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (3.515) is ranked fourth in the Statistics&Probability category.

In chemistry, Wiley/Wiley-VCH publishes 45 journals in close relation with societies. ChemPubSoc Europe represents 16 European Chemistry Societies. Its 11 journals saw a significant increase in citations, over 400% in the last ten Years. The Impact Factor of its flagship journal Chemistry - A European Journal remained above five for the ninth consecutive year, rising to 5.731 and its five-year Impact Factor of 5.635 is its highest ever score. The Impact Factor of ChemSusChem increased to 7.657; the highest score since the journal started publication in 2008.

The Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) represents 13 major Asian Chemistry Societies. Its flagship journal Chemistry - An Asian Journal had its Impact Factor rise by 16 % to an all-time high of 4.587. Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry has received its first full (two-year) Impact Factor of 3.318. This is almost a 45 % increase over the partial Impact Factor from 2013 and shows how the AsianJOC has been embraced by the community in less than three years as a top organic chemistry journal.

Angewandte Chemie -the flagship journal of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) is on the rise. In 2014 more articles than ever were published (2,405), many more total cites were recorded (242,023) and a rising five-year Impact Factor (12.06; 2-yr: 11.261) demonstrates the leading role of the journal.

Seventy-six journals in Life Sciences achieved a top ten ranking in 2014. Wiley publishes the top ranked journal in 11 of the Life Science JCR categories, including Geriatrics&Gerontology, Geochemistry&Geophysics, Paleontology, Biology, Fisheries Category, Biodiversity Conservation, Agronomy, Physical Geography, Ornithology Category, Limnology, Zoology Category.

Two Life Science journals have received their first Impact Factor this year, MicrobiologyOpen and Brain and Behavior.

Wiley's Life and Earth Sciences titles received notable increases, including Conservation Letters which saw an increase to 7.241 and now ranked third in Conservation. Wildlife Monographs increased from 2.750 to 5.2 placing it in the number one ranking in the Zoology category. In the Physiology category Comprehensive Physiology increased to 5.739 from 1.688 and moving to eighth place ranking. Land Degradation and Development increased in Impact Factor from 2.058 to 3.094, climbing to third place in the Soil Sciences subject category. Developmental Biology Impact Factor has risen to 3.689 from 1.414 and is now ranked eighth in the developmental Biology category.

Wiley's Health Sciences division publishes 320 ranked titles, with 46 journals achieving a top-10% category rank. Both Journal of Advanced Nursing (1.741) and Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing (2.381) now appear in the top ten in Nursing. In the Veterinary Sciences category, three of the four top journals are Wiley journals including Transboundary and Emerging Diseases which is now the number one ranked journal in this category with an Impact Factor of 2.944. Addiction remains number one within the Substance Abuse category in the Social Sciences and number two within the Sciences with an Impact Factor of 4.738. Addiction Biology remains the number one journal in Substance Abuse category within the Sciences with an Impact Factor of 5.359.

Wiley is again the leading Publisher in Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine with 24 of the 87 ranked titles, and five journals in the top ten in their category. Journal of Clinical Periodontology has increased its ranking to second in the category with an Impact Factor of 4.01. Clinical Oral Implants Research has moved up to third place, Periodontology 2000 is now fifth and Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research has moved to seventh in the category. International Endodontic Journal is now ranked ten, an improvement on its 2013 ranking of 16.

Of the 153 journals in the Medicine, General &Internal category, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is ranked 13, with a new Impact Factor of 6.032. The total number of times the CDSR was cited increased from 39,856 in 2013, to 43,592 meaning the CDSR receives the sixth highest number of citations in its category.

The journals published on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology are in the top five of the Rheumatology category. Arthritis Care&Research's Impact Factor has increased to 4.713 ranking it fifth in the category. Arthritis&Rheumatology (indexed under its old title Arthritis&Rheumatism) is now ranked third out of 32 journals, achieving an Impact Factor of 7.764.

In the Health Policy Services category, Wiley has three of the top ten journals, Milbank Quarterly, Health Services Research and Health Expectations. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society remains the number two journal in the Gerontology category with an Impact Factor of 4.572.

In Dermatology, Wiley has four journals in the top ten. This includes the British Journal of Dermatology which increased its Impact Factor to 4.275 and is now ranked sixth with 20,484 cites.

In the Nursing category, Wiley has seven journals in the top 20 and two in the top ten. This includes Worldviews in Evidence-Based Nursing which sits third and Journal of Advanced Nursing which is eighth in the Social Sciences.
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Oxford University Press announces continued growth in latest Impact Factor results
- 22 Jul 2015

Academic publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced continued growth in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2015). OUP now has 220 titles receiving an Impact Factor, with 25 percent of journals ranked in the top 10 percent of at least one subject category. This reflects OUP's position as a trusted gateway to the very best scholarly research and resources.

Highlights include: 5 journals received their first Impact Factors; 57% of OUP journals saw increases on their 2013 Impact Factors. This is above the industry average of 52%; and OUP now has 8 journals ranked at the top of their subject categories.

In the Medicine&Health category the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis saw an increase of 75% on last year's results, and Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience also saw an impressive increase of 25%, increasing from 5.884 to 7.372. Both Annals of Oncology and Neuro-Oncology enjoyed strong results receiving Impact Factors of 7.040 and 6.776 respectively, ensuring their continued presence in the top 10% of journals in Oncology. Finally, The Journal of Infectious Diseases also saw impressive results in this year's JCR, moving up one position within the Infectious Diseases category, now ranked 4th out of 78 journals.

In the Science&Mathematics category, Briefings in Bioinformatics saw the highest increase on prior year results within OUP's science and mathematics collection, with an increase of 62%. Systematic Biology is now ranked 2nd in Evolutionary Biology. Poultry Science's latest Impact Factor has risen to 1.672 - which maintains the journal's position as the highest ranked journal dedicated to publishing poultry research. FEMS Microbiology Reviews maintains its 4th position ranking in the Microbiology category and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society remains a top-tier title with an Impact Factor of 5.107.
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SAGE reports strong growth in 2014 Citation Reports
- 14 Jul 2015

Academic publisher SAGE has reported strong performance and continued growth across its journals portfolio in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) Thomson Reuters, 2015.

With over 500 journals now ranked in the JCR, SAGE continues to experience consistent growth within the reports, achieving a 31 percent increase over the past five years. In this year's reports, over 100 SAGE journals have received a top 10 category rank, with 23 journals receiving their first Impact Factor (IF). 220 titles are now placed in the top 30 percent of the JCR, and 52 percent of SAGE journals are ranked within the top half of their subject category. In the 2014 reports SAGE publishes the market leading journal within 13 categories.

Over the last five years, SAGE has seen a 51 percent increase in the number of titles in the SCI index, primarily due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth across the medical, engineering and technology disciplines, with SAGE now being marked out as one of the top five publishers of medical journals in the world. SAGE continues to significantly grow its coverage within the SCI with 181 journals now ranked and 47 journals in the top 25 percent of their SCI category.

Particular highlights include Statistical Methods in Medical Research (4.472), Journal of Dental Research (4.139), Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (3.976) and International Journal of Robotics Research (2.540), all being ranked #1 in their categories. Two SAGE neurology journals, Cephalagia and Multiple Sclerosis Journal also received high IFs of 4.891 and 4.822 respectively. Additionally, four of SAGE's 14 recently-launched Therapeutic Advances journals received their first IF in the 2014 reports; Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology (3.925), Neurological Disorders (3.140), Medical Oncology (2.827) and Respiratory Disease (1.949).
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BioMed Central journals see growth in impact factor
- 06 Jul 2015

A total of 175 journals in BioMed Central's publishing portfolio now have impact factors in the recently published Journal Citation Report 2015, of which 104 journals rank in the top half of their categories.

Nine journals received their first impact factor. Biology of Sex Differences gained an impact factor of 4.84, placing it in the top quartile of both of its categories of Endocrinology&Metabolism and Genetics&Heredity. Infectious Diseases of Poverty received an impact factor of 4.11, placing it in the top quartile of the Infectious Diseases category.

Molecular Neurodegeneration is now the highest ranking open access journal in the Neurosciences category, with an impact factor of 6.56, and overall is one of the highest ranked journals dedicated to neurodegeneration research.

BioMed Central's flagship journals have also seen increases in their impact factors over the last year. Genome Biology now has an impact factor of 10.81. This makes it seventh out of all 167 journals in the Genetics&Heredity category and the highest ranking open access journal in both of its categories. It is also the highest ranking open access journal in the Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology category according to its Eigenfactor - a measure which takes into account how often the journal is cited in a highly-cited journal.

BMC Biology's impact factor has grown to 7.98, making it fourth out of 85 journals in the Biology category. BMC Medicine is the second highest ranking open access journal in the Medicine, General&Internal category, with an impact factor of 7.25, and ranks 10 out of 153 journals in that category overall. The journal has also had articles with an Altmetric score of over 900 - a measure that takes into account an article's impact in terms of news coverage and social media.

Since transferring to BioMed Central in 2008, the Journal of Experimental&Clinical Cancer Research has seen its impact factor rise each year to a current high of 4.43. This places it in the top quartile of the Oncology category.

Genetics Selection Evolution is the highest ranking journal in the Agriculture, Dairy&Animal Science category, with an impact factor of 3.82. The society journal, owned by the French government agency for agriculture, has seen continuous growth in its impact factor since it transferred to BioMed Central in 2009.
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Over one third of Springer's open access journals now listed in 2015 Journal Citation Reports
- 01 Jul 2015

The Journal Citation Reports 2015® (JCR), recently released by Thomson Reuters, lists a total of 1,595 Springer journals, with 37 Springer journals joining the list for the first time.

Significantly, in 2014, 82 percent of the Springer journals in the list were cited more frequently than in the previous year. Well over one half (57 percent) of Springer journals increased their impact factor in 2014 over the 2013 figure.

The open access journals in Springer's portfolio, which includes BioMed Central, fared particularly well. Thirteen open access journals received their first impact factor, bringing the total of Springer open access journals in the JCR to 202. This is over one third (36 percent) of Springer's 566 open access journals. Springer is a leader in open access publishing, helping to enhance the scope, availability and quality of peer-reviewed research conducted worldwide.
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