Impact Factor success for BioMed Central journals

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Posted on behalf of Frances Benson Publishing Services Manager

The 2012 edition of the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report (JCR) demonstrates the continued growth of the BioMed Central portfolio, with an impressive 21 journals receiving their first Impact Factor this year. This takes our total to 146 journals listed in the JCR.  While we believe that Impact Factors are just one way of measuring impact, our strong performance provides further evidence that open access journals are delivering high rates of citation as well as high visibility.

Highlights include:

-          Genome Biology leading the way as our top-ranked journal with its first double digit  Impact Factor of 10.3.

-          Veterinary Research and Genetics Selection and Evolution maintain their positions as top ranking journals in Veterinary Sciences, and Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science, respectively.

-          Human Resources for Health increased its ranking to 1st in the Industrial Relations and Labor category.

-          Particle Fibre and Toxicology increased its impact factor to 9.178, placing it 2nd in Toxicology

-          Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, EvoDevo, Molecular Brain and Population Health Metrics made a strong start with their first Impact Factors placing them in the top quartile of their categories.

-          BMC Biology and BMC Medicine are both in the top ten of their categories, with BMC Biology ranked 5th of 83 Biology journals, and BMC Medicine ranked 7th of 151 journals in General and Internal Medicine.

The full list of 2012 Impact Factors for BioMed Central journals (journals listed in bold have new or improved Impact Factors)

Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

1.35

Algorithms for Molecular Biology

1.61

Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy

4.39

 NEW
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials

1.62

 NEW
Annals of General Psychiatry

1.57

 NEW
Arthritis Research & Therapy

4.3

Behavioral Brain Functions

2.79

Biological Procedures Online

0.95

Biology Direct

2.72

BioMedical Engineering OnLine

1.61

Biotechnology for Biofuels

5.55

BMC Anesthesiology

1.19

 NEW
BMC Biochemistry

1.78

BMC Bioinformatics

3.02

BMC Biology

6.53

BMC Biophysics

1.67

 NEW
BMC Biotechnology

2.17

BMC Cancer

3.33

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders

1.46

BMC Cell Biology

2.81

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

2.08

BMC Developmental Biology

2.73

BMC Endocrine Disorders

2.65

BMC Evolutionary Biology

3.29

BMC Family Practice

1.61

BMC Gastroenterology

2.11

BMC Genetics

2.81

BMC Genomics

4.4

BMC Geriatrics

1.97

BMC Health Services Research

1.77

BMC Immunology

2.61

BMC Infectious Diseases

3.03

BMC International Health and Human Rights

1

BMC Medical Education

1.41

BMC Medical Ethics

1.71

BMC Medical Genetics

2.54

BMC Medical Genomics

3.47

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

1.6

BMC Medical Research Methodology

2.21

BMC Medicine

6.68

BMC Microbiology

3.1

BMC Molecular Biology

2.8

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

1.88

BMC Nephrology

1.64

BMC Neurology

2.56

BMC Neuroscience

3

BMC Ophthalmology

1.44

BMC Oral Health

1.34

 NEW
BMC Pediatrics

1.98

BMC Plant Biology

4.35

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

2.52

BMC Psychiatry

2.23

BMC Public Health

2.08

BMC Pulmonary Medicine

2.76

 NEW
BMC Structural Biology

2.1

BMC Surgery

1.97

BMC Systems Biology

2.98

BMC Urology

1.69

 NEW
BMC Veterinary Research

1.86

BMC Women’s Health

1.51

 NEW
Breast Cancer Research

5.87

Cancer Cell International

2.09

Cardiovascular Diabetology

4.21

Cardiovascular Ultrasound

1.32

Cell & Bioscience

3

 NEW
Cell Communication and Signaling

5.09

Cell Division

3.47

Chemistry Central Journal

1.31

Critical Care

4.72

DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

0.62

Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome

1.92

Diagnostic Pathology

1.85

Environmental Health

2.71

Epigenetics & Chromatin

4.19

European Journal of Medical Research

1.1

EvoDevo

3.91

 NEW
Frontiers in Zoology

3.87

Genetics Selection Evolution

3.49

Genome Biology

10.3

Genome Medicine

3.91

 NEW
Geochemical Transactions

1.5

Globalization and Health

1.49

Gut Pathogens

2.74

Harm Reduction Journal

1.48

Head & Face Medicine

0.98

 NEW
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

2.27

Health Research Policy and Systems

1.41

 NEW
Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice

1.71

Human Resources for Health

2.05

Implementation Science

2.37

International Journal for Equity in Health

1.84

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

3.58

International Journal of Health Geographics

2.2

International Journal of Mental Health Systems

1.06

 NEW
Iranian Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering

1.23

Irish Veterinary Journal

0.44

Italian Journal of Pediatrics

1.34

Journal of Biomedical Science

2.46

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

0.9

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

4.44

Journal of Cheminformatics

3.59

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

2.42

Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

3.07

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

1.47

Journal of Hematology & Oncology

4.46

Journal of Inflammation

2.55

Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

3.45

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

2.57

Journal of Neuroinflammation

4.35

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research

1.01

 NEW
Journal of Ovarian Research

2.43

Journal of Physiological Anthropology

0.63

 NEW
Journal of the International Society for Sports Nutrition

1.83

Journal of Translational Medicine

3.46

Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases

0.55

Lipids in Health and Disease

2.02

Malaria Journal

3.4

Microbial Cell Factories

3.31

Molecular Brain

4.2

 NEW
Molecular Cancer

5.13

Molecular Cytogenetics

2.36

 NEW
Molecular Neurodegeneration

4.01

Molecular Pain

3.77

Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine

0.15

Neural Development

3.55

Nutrition & Metabolism

3.16

Nutrition Journal

2.65

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

4.32

Parasites and Vectors

3.25

Particle and Fibre Toxicology

9.18

Pediatric Rheumatology

1.47

Plant Methods

2.67

Population Health Metrics

2.84

 NEW
Proteome Science

2.42

Radiation Oncology

2.11

Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

2.14

Reproductive Health

1.31

 NEW
Respiratory Research

3.64

Retrovirology

5.66

Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine

1.68

Stem Cell Research & Therapy

3.65

Substance AbuseTreatment, Prevention, and Policy

1.56

Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling

1.46

Trials

2.21

Veterinary Research

3.43

Virology Journal

2.09

World Journal of Surgical Oncology

1.09

 

Thomson Reuters has informed us AIDS Research and Therapy, BMC Geriatrics, Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology and World Journal of Emergency Surgery will receive a 2012 Impact Factor when the update to the JCR is released in September. Details of the amendments to the JCR are available here.