BioMed Central’s journals demonstrate their impact

The 2011 edition of Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports, released on June 28th 2012, demonstrates the high impact of BioMed Central’s journals with quality publications and the global visibility of research enabled by open access publishing resulting in impressive rates of citation.

Altogether, 122 BioMed Central journals now have official Impact Factors, including 19 journals receiving their first Impact Factor this year.
Highlights include:

  • Genome Biology (IF 9.04) saw a huge jump in its Impact Factor and is now in the top 10 of both the Genetics & Heredity, and the Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology categories.
  • BMC Medicine (IF 6.04) is now in the top 10% of journals in the General Medicine category.
  • BMC Biology (IF 5.75) moves to 6th in the Biology category.
  • Genetic Selection & Evolution (IF 2.89) is now the number 1 journal in the Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science category.
  • Veterinary Research (4.06) increases its Impact Factor and remains in the number 1 slot for the Veterinary Sciences category
  • Frontiers in Zoology (4.46) moves to 3rd out of 146 journals in the Zoology category.
  • Particle and Fibre Toxicology (IF 7.25) saw an impressive increase in its Impact Factor and ranks 2nd of 83 in the Toxicology category.
  • Retrovirology (IF 6.47) increases its Impact Factor by over 1 and is ranked 4th in the Virology category.
  • BMC Medical Ethics (1.74) enters at number 2 in the Medical Ethics category with its first Impact Factor.
  • Cell Communication and Signaling (IF 5.50) and Journal of Cheminformatics (IF 3.42) also both made a strong start with their first Impact Factors.

Full list of 2011 Impact Factors for BioMed Central journals (journalslisted in bold have new or improved Impact Factors)

Journal name 2011
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 1.37
Algorithms for Molecular Biology 1.35
Arthritis Research & Therapy 4.45
Behavioral Brain Functions 2.13
Biological Procedures Online 1.29
Biology Direct 4.02
BioMedical Engineering OnLine 1.41
Biotechnology for Biofuels 6.09
BMC Biochemistry 1.99 1st
BMC Bioinformatics 2.75
BMC Biology 5.75
BMC Biotechnology 2.35
BMC Cancer 3.01
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 1.52
BMC Cell Biology 2.59
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2.24
BMC Developmental Biology 2.79
BMC Endocrine Disorders 2.16 1st
BMC Evolutionary Biology 3.52
BMC Family Practice 1.80
BMC Gastroenterology 2.42
BMC Genetics 2.48
BMC Genomics 4.07
BMC Health Services Research 1.66
BMC Immunology 2.53
BMC Infectious Diseases 3.12
BMC International Health and Human Rights 1.44 1st
BMC Medical Education 1.15
BMC Medical Ethics 1.74 1st
BMC Medical Genetics 2.33
BMC Medical Genomics 3.69
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 1.48
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2.67
BMC Medicine 6.04
BMC Microbiology 3.04
BMC Molecular Biology 2.86
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 1.58
BMC Nephrology 2.18
BMC Neurology 2.17
BMC Neuroscience 3.04
BMC Ophthalmology 1.00
BMC Pediatrics 1.89
BMC Plant Biology 3.45
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2.83 1st
BMC Psychiatry 2.55
BMC Public Health 2.00
BMC Structural Biology 2.48
BMC Surgery 1.33 1st
BMC Systems Biology 3.15
BMC Veterinary Research 2.00
Breast Cancer Research 5.25
Cancer Cell International 1.97 1st
Cardiovascular Diabetology 3.35
Cardiovascular Ultrasound 1.27
Cell Communication and Signaling 5.50 1st
Cell Division 3.00
Chemistry Central Journal 3.28
Critical Care 4.61
Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 1.53 1st
Diagnostic Pathology 1.64
Environmental Health 2.65
Epigenetics & Chromatin 4.46
European Journal of Medical Research 0.98
Frontiers in Zoology 4.46
Genetics Selection Evolution 2.89
Genome Biology 9.04
Geochemical Transactions 1.50
Globalization and Health 2.65 1st
Gut Pathogens 2.11 1st
Harm Reduction Journal 1.26
Head & Neck Oncology 3.14 1st
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2.11
Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 1.68
Human Resources for Health 1.83
Implementation Science 3.10
International Journal for Equity in Health 1.71
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 3.83
International Journal of Health Geographics 2.62
Irish Veterinary Journal 0.33
Italian Journal of Pediatrics 0.79 1st
Journal of Biomedical Science 1.98
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 1.19
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 3.72
Journal of Cheminformatics 3.42 1st
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2.39 1st
Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 2.15
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 1.33 1st
Journal of Hematology & Oncology 3.99
Journal of Inflammation 2.26
Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 3.06
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 3.26
Journal of Neuroinflammation 3.83
Journal of Ovarian Research 2.57 1st
Journal of the International Society for Sports Nutrition 1.64
Journal of Translational Medicine 3.47
Lipids in Health and Disease 2.17
Malaria Journal 3.19
Microbial Cell Factories 3.55
Molecular Cancer 3.99
Molecular Neurodegeneration 4.28
Molecular Pain 3.53
Neural Development 3.70
Nutrition & Metabolism 2.89
Nutrition Journal 2.48
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 5.07
Parasites and Vectors 2.94
Particle and Fibre Toxicology 7.25
Pediatric Rheumatology 1.44 1st
Plant Methods 2.83
Proteome Science 2.33
Radiation Oncology 2.32
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2.05
Respiratory Research 3.36
Retrovirology 6.47
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 1.85
Stem Cell Research & Therapy 3.21 1st
Substance AbuseTreatment, Prevention, and Policy 1.16
Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 1.86
Trials 2.50
Veterinary Research 4.06
Virology Journal 2.34
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 1.12

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