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Wiley posts strong performance in 2017 Journal Citation Reports
- 17 Jul 2017

Wiley's performance in the 2017 release of Clarivate Analytics' Journal Citation Reports (JCR) remains strong, maintaining its position as #3 in terms of the number of titles indexed, articles published and citations received. Overall, 1,214 Wiley journals were included in the reports (+9 from last year), of which 57% were society publications - strengthening Wiley's position as the world's leading society publishing partner.

Wiley journals were ranked #1 in 26 subject categories, and achieved 363 top-10 category rankings. Particular success stories include the continued high performance of CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (retaining its #1 spot across the entire JCR with an Impact Factor of 187.04), and the successful separation of the American Geophysical Union's Journal of Geophysical Research, which appeared for the first time under each of its constitutive titles, ranking highly across 7 distinct subject categories.

In Physical Sciences, the journals Advanced Electronic Materials (4.193), Energy Science&Engineering (2.172), ChemNanoChem (2.937) received their first impact factor.

Wiley journals continued to lead within their subject categories with Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering ranking as the top journal in two categories (Construction&Building Technology; Transportation Science&Technology). International Journal of Energy Research retained its #1 ranking in the Nuclear Science&Technology category, Mass Spectrometry Reviews remained #1 in Spectroscopy, and WIREs Computational Molecular Science is the #1 journal in Mathematical and Computational Biology for the third straight year.

The impact factor of Advanced Science (open access) also increased dramatically, with a change of 50.6% to 9.034.

In Life Sciences, 7 titles ranked #1 in their fields. Land Degradation and Development (ranked #1 in Soil Science), Wildlife Monographs (ranked #1 in Zoology), Fish and Fisheries (#1 in Fisheries) and Global Change Biology (#1 in Biodiversity Conservation) all retained the #1 ranking from last year.

Within Earth Science, The American Geophysical Union (AGU) continues to have highly cited journals that rank in the top of their subject areas, including Water Resources Research and Reviews of Geophysics and Paleoceanography. Additionally this year, for the first time, separate impact factors have been calculated by Clarivate for each Journal of Geophysical Research title.

In Health Sciences five journals are ranked #1 in their category: Addiction, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Head&Neck, Ultrasound in Obstetrics&Gynecology and World Psychiatry, with CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians ranked #1 journal in the JCR overall. 215 (67%) Wiley Health Sciences titles listed in the 2016 JCR saw an increase in impact factor and 65 titles appear in the top 10 of their category. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, an open access journal, received its first impact factor.

In Social Sciences and Humanities, five journals are ranked #1 in their category including The Economic History Review, The Journal of Finance, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, American Journal of Political Science, and Criminology, which moved into the top spot in the Criminology and Penology subject category. Of the 352+ Social and Behavioural Sciences and Humanities titles listed in the 2016 JCR, three additional titles now appear in the top 10 in their category, for a total of 70 titles holding a top 10 spot.

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Support for the Initiative for Open Citations on the rise
- 12 Jul 2017

Launched back in April, the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) aims for 100% of citation data to be freely available for re-use. This collaboration between publishers, researchers and other stakeholders is proving to be well on the way to achieving that goal.

For users to be able to use citation data to its full potential, it needs to be machine-readable. Many publishers are already sending key information about citations within the metadata they submit to Crossref - the problem is that from the outset the default for that information has been closed.

OASPA champions openness and re-use of scholarly output and therefore is supporting I4OC which has an important objective that can be achieved by all publishers, whether or not the content of the article is open access. Once open, machine-readable citation data is free to be reused by researchers and the public, and it moves us much closer to a comprehensive and useful picture of scholarship.

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IET announce significant increases in impact factors across journal portfolio
- 20 Jun 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that titles in its journal portfolio have seen a significant increase in their impact factor rating in the latest Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

Of particular note are IET Power Electronics, which has achieved its highest ever rating of 3.547 and is in the top quartile for the Engineering, Electrical and Electronic category; Journals IET Optoelectronics, IET Circuits, Devices&Systems and IET Biometrics, which have seen ratings grow by more than 80%; and IET Computer Vision and IET Communications have seen ratings increase by more than 50%.

On average, impact factors across all eligible titles have increased by 45%.

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ACS titles post impressive Impact Factors
- 20 Jun 2017

The peer-reviewed journals of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are once again the most-cited and/or most-impactful scientific journals across 14 scientific categories, including six core chemistry categories, according to the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), released on June 14, 2017, by Clarivate Analytics. The citation-based rankings underscore the visibility and value of the broad research published within the Society's preeminent portfolio of journals.

The 2016 JCR affirmed the continued high impact and scientific importance of the Society's flagship peer-reviewed journal - the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) - as the forum for publishing timely research findings of broad scientific significance. JACS recorded its highest-ever Impact Factor at 13.858. It continues to be the most-cited journal in chemistry with over 500,000 total citations in 2016, up 2 percent from the prior year.

ACS Central Science, the Society's first fully open access journal and distinguished winner of an American Association of Publishers' PROSE Award earlier this year, achieved a notable inaugural Impact Factor of 7.939. Free to readers and authors alike, it has quickly established its standing as an important forum for discoveries that feature chemistry research of interest and importance to those engaged in interdisciplinary areas of scientific inquiry.

Chemical Reviews also achieved its highest-ever Impact Factor at 47.928 and again ranks No. 1 in the category of Multidisciplinary Chemistry, as well as No. 4 out of approximately 12,000 journals covered by the 2016 JCR. This underscores the journal's role as an essential resource across the sciences for comprehensive and critical reviews of important developments in diverse areas of chemistry.

Four ACS journals within the Society's materials science portfolio received their highest-ever impact ratings this year, reflecting the strength of ACS Publications in fields of basic and applied areas of materials science that interface with other scientific disciplines. ACS Nano achieved an Impact Factor of 13.942, Chemistry of Materials an Impact Factor of 9.466 and ACS Applied Materials&Interfaces an Impact Factor of 7.504. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering debuted with an inaugural Impact Factor of 3.234, reflecting the strength of ACS in the field of materials science that involves applications from a number of scientific disciplines.

Of the 49 ACS titles covered by the 2016 JCR, 86 percent rank within the top quartile of their respective topical categories. Among this cohort are a number of journals that achieved their highest-ever Impact Factors.

More than 60 percent of the Society's journals posted an Impact Factor of 4 or higher with a portfolio median of 4.849 in 2016, up from a median of 4.803 in 2015. In addition, ACS journals were cited more than 2.9 million times in 2016, representing an increase of over 6 percent from the prior citation total.

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AACC announces rise in impact factor of its journal, Clinical Chemistry
- 19 Jun 2017

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organisation dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, has announced that the impact factor of its journal, Clinical Chemistry, has risen to 8.008 in the 2016 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports. This impact factor places Clinical Chemistry in the top 2.6% of 12,062 ranked academic journals and speaks to the significant influence of the science it publishes on laboratory medicine and patient care.

Laboratory medicine professionals provide essential answers to clinicians so that patients get the care they need-from diagnosing the flu to identifying the therapies that cancer patients will respond to best. As the most trusted and authoritative journal in laboratory medicine, Clinical Chemistry strives to advance the field by showcasing vital research that holds the key to challenging patient health problems. Every year, Clinical Chemistry publishes 2,000 pages of peer-reviewed papers that drive clinical testing forward and are chosen based on the novelty of their findings as well as the high quality of the scientific evidence they present. These papers cover timely subjects ranging from designer drug and Zika testing to emerging technology, such as mass spectrometry, that is transforming the way medical tests are performed.

Clinical Chemistry's consistently high impact factors reflect the exact standards met by the research the journal publishes. A journal's impact factor-calculated by Thomson Reuters, a recognized authority for evaluating the usefulness of a journal-is determined using the number of citations received in that year by articles published in the journal during the two preceding years.

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