Increases in its Wiley journal Impact Factors
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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.
John Wiley and Sons has announced the publication of the Wiley Registry of Mass Spectral Data, Ninth Edition.
Wiley has announced the launch of two comprehensive databases for researchers in organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and forensic toxicologists, drug and doping control
In Molecules That Changed the World (Wiley-VCH), the award-winning chemist, KC Nicolaou reveals the secrets behind the history and the chemistry of these ground-breaking discoveries
John Wiley and Sons has acquired three controlled-circulation publications from Carpe Diem Communications: Food Quality, PFQ (Pharmaceutical Formulation and Quality), and Contamination Control
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and John Wiley and Sons, have announced a collaborative agreement to launch Infopoems for Hospitalists in spring 2007