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Increases in its Wiley journal Impact Factors

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Peer-reviewed journals

Publisher John Wiley and Sons has announced significant increases in Impact Factors for its journals across the majority of subject areas, according to the Thomson ISI 2005 Journal Citation Reports

Impact Factors reflect the frequency that peer-reviewed journals are cited by researchers, making them a vital tool for evaluating a journal's influence.

Globally, 65% of Wiley journals included in the Journal Citation Report's Science Edition increased their Impact Factors.

Furthermore, 58% of the Wiley journals included in the Social Science Edition increased their Impact Factors, with a 12.7% increase in 2005 versus 2004.

Highlights in the medical sciences include the Journal of Pathology (published on behalf of the Pathological Society) which now ranks number one in the category of Pathology with an Impact Factor of 6.213, and Arthritis and Rheumatism (published on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology) which increased its Impact Factor and remains number one in Rheumatology.

Reviews in Medical Virology now ranks second in Virology.

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, a journal of the German Chemical Society, increased its Impact Factor once again.

Now at 9.596, the journal is positioned significantly higher than comparable publications.

In the area of physical sciences, Mass Spectrometry Reviews ranks number one in the Spectroscopy category for the seventh consecutive year; Medicinal Research Reviews leads the Medicinal Chemistry category for the third straight year; and Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis retains its number one position in the Applied Chemistry category.

In all, 46 Wiley journals were ranked in the top ten of their respective subject areas.

In addition to those noted above, these journals include Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, (published on behalf of ISUOG), Annals of Neurology, Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Proteomics, ChemBioChem, Advanced Materials, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, Evolutionary Anthropology, The Anatomical Record Part A, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management Journal, and Human Resource Management.

Several journals gained their first Impact Factor including: Dyslexia, Wind Energy and Pharmaceutical Statistics (published on behalf of PSI).

The journal Small, the first interdisciplinary journal of nano and micro science and technology, is also showing 'tremendous' strength after only one year of publication.

Launched in 2005, Small is already listed in five categories and has received an Immediacy Index of 1.255, ranking it number two in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology category.

The International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research - new to Wiley with the acquisition of Whurr Publishers .

in 2005 - witnessed a significant increase in its Impact Factor to 3.550 and is now ranked in the top ten of Psychiatry journals.

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