American Epilepsy Society Publication Increases Impact Factor

Article ID: 622768

Released: 3-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Epilepsy Society (AES)

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Newswise — West Hartford, Conn., September 3, 2014 – The American Epilepsy Society is proud to announce an increase in Impact Factor for its literature surveillance publication, Epilepsy Currents. For the 2013 year Epilepsy Currents received 2.952 a substantial increase from the 2012 Impact Factor of 2.333 (Epilepsy Currents scored a 2.159 in 2011).

Epilepsy Currents is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that provides brief expert commentary on abstracts in selected basic science and clinical topics, as well as succinct literature reviews on topics selected by the editorial board. Commentaries and reviews are written by distinguished contributing editors - all of whom are AES members - in addition to invited authors. The journal is available online to AES Members and non-members, and the printed volumes are sent to all AES members bi-monthly and have a total circulation of more than 3,000.

“I want to thank and congratulate the entire editorial team for their hard work and dedication to this publication,” said Eileen Murray, the executive director of the American Epilepsy Society. “The increase in Impact Factor is a testament to the rigorous standards and high-quality of the publication and of our editors’ contributions and a reflection of the commitment to addressing timely and relevant content that is signature to the American Epilepsy Society.”

To access current or archived issues of Epilepsy Currents, visit or the AES Website.

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About the American Epilepsy SocietyThe American Epilepsy Society, based in West Hartford, Conn., seeks to advance and improve the treatment of epilepsy through the promotion of research and education for healthcare professionals. Society membership includes epileptologists and other medical and allied healthcare professionals, and scientists concerned with the care of people who have seizures and epilepsy.


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