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Oxford University Press announces continued growth in the latest Impact Factor results
- 06 Jul 2016

Academic publisher Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced continued growth in the 2016 release of the Journal Citation Reports (source: 2015 Web of Science Data). Driven by its mission to support excellence in research and education, OUP now has 233 titles receiving an Impact Factor, with 21.8% of journals ranked in the top 10% of at least one subject category.

Four journals received their first Impact Factors - National Science Review - Impact Factor: 8.000; Journal of Legal Analysis - Impact Factor: 2.333; Current Legal Problems - Impact Factor: 1.069; and Law, Probability and Risk - Impact Factor: 0.594. 50% of OUP journals saw increases on their previous Impact Factors.

OUP now has six journals ranked at the top of their subject categories - British Journal of Anaesthesia - 1st in Anesthesiology; African Affairs - 1st in Area Studies; The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences&Medical Sciences - 1st in Gerontology; American Historical Review - 1st in History; Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory - 1st in Public Administration; and Human Reproduction Update - 1st in Obstetrics&Gynecology, and 1st in Reproductive Biology.

Both The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences&Medical Sciences and Human Reproduction Update retained their number one rankings in their respective categories (Gerontology and Reproductive Biology and Obstetrics&Gynecology) while the British Journal of Anaesthesia is now the leading journal in the Anesthesiology category with an Impact Factor of 5.616. The publisher also witnessed strong results across their oncology portfolio with three journals positioned in the top 10% of the category: JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute (9th), Annals of Oncology (11th), Neuro-Oncology (19th). International Immunology's Impact Factor has also increased to 3.031, up by 20% from last year. Finally, the Journal of Travel Medicine received its first Impact Factor since joining Oxford University Press; now 1.880, up from last year's score of 1.579.

FEMS Microbiology Reviews now ranks 4th in Microbiology with an Impact Factor of 13.687, while Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society continues as a top-tier astronomy journal with an Impact Factor of 4.952. The Journal of Economic Entomology and Environmental Entomology both enjoyed increases in their Impact Factors, now with scores of 1.609 and 1.315, respectively. Finally Law, Probability and Risk received its first impact factor of 0.594, as did National Science Review with a score of 8.000.

The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory retained its number one position in the category of Public Administration, as did African Affairs in the subject of Area Studies. The Quarterly Journal of Economics is also now ranked number two in Economics. Additionally, the Social Science Japan Journal saw an increase to 0.333; up by 47% from last year Impact Factor score.

Applied Linguistics ­saw a 123.6% increase in its Impact Factor this year, going from 1.453 to 3.250 and is now ranked 2nd in Linguistics. This is up 23 places on last year's results. Past&Present also saw strong results moving from 17th to 10th in the History category.

Three journals from our Law portfolio received their first Impact Factors: Current Legal Problems, Law, Probability and Risk, and the Journal of Legal Analysis, the last of which ranks 15th in the Law category with an Impact Factor of 2.333. This places the journal in the 90th percentile in its subject category. The Chinese Journal of International Law and Medical Law Review both saw increases of more than 0.5, now enjoying Impact Factors of 1.186 and 1.156, respectively.

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Wiley journals increase Impact Factors in 2015 Journal Citation Reports
- 05 Jul 2016

Publisher John Wiley&Sons, Inc. has announced an increase in impact factors across more than half of its indexed titles. According to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), recently released by Thomson Reuters, 58% of Wiley journals increased their impact factor from 2014 to 2015. Wiley had 1,204 journals indexed (73% of the Wiley portfolio), an increase on the previous year, with 11 Wiley titles receiving their first impact factor in this year's JCR release.

In addition, 26 Wiley journals achieved a top-category rank, including CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (Impact Factor of 131.723, ranked #1 in Oncology), World Psychiatry (Impact Factor of 20.205, ranked #1 in Psychiatry - an increase of 42% on last year) and Biological Reviews (Impact Factor of 10.725, ranked #1 in Biology).

In Physical Sciences the journals Advanced Science, ChemElectroChem, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, and Advanced Materials Interfaces 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 four categories, while International Journal of Energy Research retained its #1 ranking in the Nuclear Science&Technology category. Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, Mass Spectrometry Reviews, and Advanced Synthesis&Catalysis all made a return to their top positions.

In Life Sciences The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has two #1 ranked journals - Water Resources Research (ranked #1 in Limnology), and Paleoceanography (ranked #1 in Paleontology). Additionally, Earth's Future, an AGU open access journal, received its first impact factor of 5.620 and ranked #5 in Meteorology&Atmospheric Sciences and #6 in Geosciences, Multidisciplinary.

Land Degradation and Development increased its impact factor from 3.089 to 8.145 (ranked #1 in Soil Science) and Wildlife Monographs (The Wildlife Society) is still ranked #1 in Zoology (impact factor of 5.125).

In Health Sciences three journals are ranked #1 in their category: CA:A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Periodontology 2000, and World Psychiatry, with CA holding the #1 spot in Oncology for several years running and Periodontology 2000 moving into the #1 spot from #5 in 2014. Of the 322 Health Sciences titles listed in the 2015 JCR, 56% saw an increase in impact factor and 56 titles appear in the top 10% of their category. 14 journals, 11 of which are Wiley Open Access, appeared in the 2015 JCR.

In Social Sciences and Humanities, six journals are ranked #1 in their category including The Economic History Review, Econometrica,The Journal of Finance, Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and American Journal of Political Science, with AJPS holding the #1 spot in Political Science for a number of years running. Of the more than 352 Social and Behavioural Sciences and Humanities titles listed in the 2015 JCR, 67 titles appear in the top 10 of their category.

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Wolters Kluwer announces Impact Factor gains across Lippincott Williams&Wilkins journal portfolio
- 01 Jul 2016

Wolters Kluwer has announced Impact Factor gains across its Lippincott Williams&Wilkins (LWW) journal portfolio. The latest Impact Factor (IF) scores and specialty rankings are based on the 2015 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters).

For LWW's 208 titles listed in the JCR Rankings, 46% of the journals had gains over the previous year with 15 titles increasing 25% or more. LWW publishes the #1 ranked titles in the following subject categories: Education: Scientific Disciplines, Orthopaedics, Peripheral&Vascular Disease, Rehabilitation, and Surgery.

In the top 5 ranks, LWW holds 22 spots across 15 specialties; in the top 10 rankings LWW holds 50 spots across 30 specialties; and rounding out the top 20 rankings, LWW holds 104 spots across 54 specialties.

Rankings are published annually in the Journal Citation Reports®, a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters. Impact Factor (IF) is a measurement of the frequency by which an article in a scholarly journal is cited in a particular year. It is considered by many to be a measure of a journal's influence and prestige.

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Springer and Palgrave Macmillan journals announce increased number of journals in JCR
- 28 Jun 2016

The 2016 update of the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) lists a total of 1,681 Springer journals among its numbers. This figure includes the Palgrave Macmillan journals which are now hosted on the online platform SpringerLink. Forty of these are newcomers to the JCR and have an impact factor for the first time. A total of 52 percent of these journals increased their impact factor from 2014 to 2015.

The Palgrave Macmillan journals joined SpringerLink in 2016 following the merger of the majority of Macmillan Science and Education and Springer Science Business+Media in 2015, forming the publishing group Springer Nature. The Palgrave Macmillan journals cover topics in the fields of business and economics, humanities and the social sciences. More than half of the 29 Palgrave Macmillan JCR listed journals saw an average increase of 30 percent.

Springer's oldest JCR listed journal is Virchows Archiv (The Official Journal of the European Society of Pathology), which has been publishing since 1847.

Springer monitors the impact of social mentions on its journal articles using Altmetric which tracks and analyzes the online activity around scholarly literature. This allows scientists to see where their work is being discussed and/or shared online, thus measuring the impact of their research. The article metrics, consisting of citations and social mentions, can be found on the abstract page of every Springer article. This feature has now been added to Palgrave Macmillan journal articles.

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Semantic Web journal gets its first Impact Factor
- 24 Jun 2016

IOS Press, an independent international publisher of English-language scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals and books, has announced the first Impact Factor for its Semantic Web journal.

According to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) released by Thomson Reuters © 2016, the newcomer enters the ranking in the first quartile of Computer Science, Theory&Methods, with an Impact Factor of 1.786. Semantic Web ranks 18th out of 105 journals.

The Semantic Web journal, brings together researchers from various fields which share the vision and need for more effective and meaningful ways to share information across agents and services on the future internet and elsewhere. The journal welcomes contributions ranging from theoretical and foundational research over methods and tools to descriptions of concrete ontologies and applications in all areas.

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