Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Impact Factor Gains Across its LWW Journal Portfolio and Medknow Open Access Titles

IF Gains for 52% of the LWW Portfolio with 20 LWW Titles Increasing 25% or More; 58% of the Medknow Journals Increased their IF Scores

Released: 18-Aug-2014 9:10 AM EDT
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Newswise — August 18, 2014 – Wolters Kluwer Health announced impact factor gains across its prestigious Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journal portfolio and Medknow open access portfolio with the release of the latest Impact Factor (IF) scores and specialty rankings, based on the 2013 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR), (Thomson Reuters).

"Once again, we posted solid performance with more than fifty percent of titles across our journal portfolios increasing their impact factors in core medical and healthcare specialty disciplines,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health, Medical Research. “At a time of tremendous productivity in medical research, we’re proud to publish such high-quality and influential journals. Congratulations to our society partners, editorial and publishing teams for their ongoing commitment to exceptional scholarly works.”

The Medknow open access journal portfolio continues to gain influence globally with 58% of the 23 titles listed in the JCR enjoying an increase in their IF rating over the previous year. Titles with notable gains include the Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, the official publication of Medical and Dental Consultants' Association of Nigeria; and the Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, the official publication of Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI).

LWW Journal Portfolio:
For LWW’s 198 titles listed in the JCR Rankings, 52% of the journals had gains over the previous year with 20 titles increasing 25% or more. Impressive gains were noted in LWW’s rankings across categories, including five number one ranked titles in their Specialty: Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology); Annals of Surgery (Surgery); Circulation (Peripheral & Vascular Disease); Circulation Research (Hematology); and Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (Rehabilitation).

In the top 5 rankings, LWW publishes 28 titles across 22 healthcare specialties; in the top 10 rankings, LWW publishes 60 journals across 38 specialties; and rounding out the top 20 rankings, LWW publishes 112 titles across 48 specialties. In the Social Science Index, 55% of the LWW journals have had an increase in their Impact Factor. Other titles showing impressive gains include the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, moving 76% (IF 2.891), and the Implant Dentistry, increasing 73% (IF 2.427).

LWW Leading Specialties with Top Ranked Titles
Top ranking LWW published journals span many core and specialty medical, nursing, and allied health categories in the JCR Science Index:

Allergy
One title in the top 10 for Allergy category:
#6 Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IF 3.659)

Anesthesiology
Five of the top 10 titles in the Anesthesiology category:
#1 Anesthesiology, published on behalf of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (IF 6.168)
#5 Anesthesia & Analgesia, published on behalf of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IF 3.422)
#7 European Journal of Anaesthesiology (IF 3.011), published on the behalf of the European Society of Anaesthesiology
#8 The Clinical Journal of Pain (IF 2.703)
#9 Current Opinion in Anesthesiology (IF 2.526)

Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
Four of the top 10 and seven of the top 20 journals in the Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems category:
#2 Circulation, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 14.948)
#4 Circulation Research, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 11.089)
#8 Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association(IF 6.982)
#9 Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 6.752)

Clinical Neurology
One title in the top 10 for Clinical Neurology category:
#8 Neurology (IF 8.303), published on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology

Critical Care
Three of the top 10 journals and six of the top 20 journals in the Critical Care category:
#3 Critical Care Medicine, published in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine(IF 6.147)
#8 Current Opinion in Critical Care (IF 3.183)
#10 Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, Critical Care (IF 2.961)

Gastroenterology & Hepatology
#9 Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IF 5.475), official journal of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.

Geriatrics & Gerontology
One title in the top 10 category for Geriatrics & Gerontology:
#9 American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (IF 3.519),

Healthcare Sciences & Services
One title in the top 10 category for Healthcare Sciences & Services:
#9 Academic Medicine (IF 3.468), official journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Hematology
Two titles in the top 10 and three titles in the top 20:
#1 Circulation Research, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 11.089)
#8 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 5.533)

Infectious Diseases
Three titles in top 10 and four titles in the top 20 in Infectious Diseases:
#4 AIDS, an official journal of the International AIDS Society (IF 6.557)
#8 Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (IF 5.034)
#10 JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (IF 4.394)

Nursing
One of the top 10 journals in the Nursing category:
#8 Cancer Nursing (IF 1.931)

Obstetrics & Gynecology
One of the top 10 journals and three titles in the top 20 in the Obstetrics & Gynecology category:
#3 Obstetrics & Gynecology, published on behalf of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (IF 4.368)

Ophthalmology
One title in the top 10 category for Ophthalmology:
#8 Retina (IF 3.177)

Otorhinolaryngology
One title in the top 10 and three titles in the top 20
#3 Ear & Hearing (IF 2.833), the official title of the American Auditory Society

Peripheral Vascular Disease
Six titles in the top 10 and eight titles in the top 20 including the top title, Circulation:
#1 Circulation, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 14.948)
#2 Circulation Research, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 11.089)
#4 Hypertension, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 7.632)
#5 Stroke, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 6.018)
#6 Current Opinion in Lipidology (IF 5.803)
#9 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association(IF 5.533)

Psychology
#10 Psychosomatic Medicine (IF 4.085), published on behalf of the American Psychosomatic Society

Radiology
One of the top 10 journals in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging category:
#3 Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 6.752)

Rehabilitation
Two titles in the top 10 in Rehabilitation:
#3 Journal of Head Trauma & Rehabilitation (IF 3.000), top title in Rehabilitation in the Social Sciences, official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America
#5 Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (IF 2.891)

Respiratory
One title in the top 10 category for Respiratory:
#5 Journal of Thoracic Oncology (IF 5.800), the official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Rheumatology
One title in the top 10 for Rheumatology category:
#4 Current Opinion in Rheumatology (IF 5.073)

Sport Sciences
Two titles in the top 10 in the Sport Sciences category
#3 Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (IF 4.818), published on behalf of the American College of Sports Medicine
#5 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (IF 4.459), published on behalf of the American College of Sports Medicine

Surgery
The top journal, two journals in the top 10, and four journals in the top 20 in the Surgery category:
#1 Annals of Surgery, affiliated with the American Surgical Association and the European Surgical Association (IF 7.188)
#8 American Journal of Surgical Pathology, affiliated with The Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists and The Gastrointestinal Pathology Society (IF 4.592)

Transplantation
One title in the top 10 Transplantation category
#6 Transplantation® (IF 3.535), official journal of The Transplantation Society

In the Social Science Index, LWW publishes five of the top 25 ranked journals in the Nursing category of the 104 nursing titles represented. In addition to Cancer Nursing, LWW titles include #11 ranked Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (IF 1.809); #19 ranked Advances in Skin & Wound Care (IF 1.634); #21 ranked Nursing Research (IF 1.500); and #24 ranked JONA, The Journal of Nursing Administration (IF 1.373).

Rankings are published annually in the Journal Citation Reports®, a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters. Impact Factor (IF) is a measurement of the frequency by which an article in a scholarly journal is cited in a particular year. It is considered by many to be a measure of a journal’s influence and prestige. View a full summary of LWW journals.

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