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Wiley-Blackwell's Asia-Pacific Journals attain substantial boost -

Wiley-Blackwell, the STM and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., US, has announced that a significant number of new journals from its Asia-Pacific list have been included in the Web of Science - representing a substantial increase in coverage of Wiley-Blackwell's Asia-Pacific journals. The Web of Science is a carefully selected and maintained collection of the world's most influential journals across all disciplines.

An additional 31 journals have been indexed and are due to receive their first Impact Factor by 2009/ 2010. This includes 13 journals from the publisher's Social Sciences and Humanities list. Journals in Wiley-Blackwell's new starts programme - those publishing their fourth volume and younger - accepted into the list include Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, China & World Economy, and Management and Organization Review.

The global publisher also announced that six of its Asia Pacific journals have received Impact Factors for the first time in the 2007 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) - taking the total number of Wiley-Blackwell Asia-Pacific JCR listed titles to 50. The journals from Wiley-Blackwell's Asia-Pacific list that had the greatest improvement in their ranking were The Developing Economies and Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography from the Social Sciences & Humanities category, and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health from the Professional list. The Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research remains in the top 20 percent in its category and is the highest ranked viticulture journal worldwide.

Wiley-Blackwell's medical journals showed an 8.5 percent average increase in Asia Pacific, with highlights including a 51 percent increase in Impact Factor to 1.892 for Hepatology Research, and a 23.7 percent jump for Pathology International to 1.371.

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