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Elsevier announces 2008 journal impact factor highlights
Date:6/29/2009

Amsterdam, 29 June 2009 Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the highlights of its journal impact factor performance in 2008. Elsevier overall saw 75% of its journal impact factors (IF) increase from 2007 to 2008. According to the 2008 Journal Citation Report published by ThomsonReuters, Elsevier journals took the #1 position in 51 categories (of 229 in total) across all of the sciences and social sciences.

In addition, 30 Elsevier journals got their first IF this year. Some of these journals received very impressive scores including two Cell Press journals: Cell Stem Cell (http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/home) (16.826) entered the Cell Biology category ranked 6th (of 157 journals), while Cell Host & Microbe (http://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/home) (7.436) entered the Microbiology category ranked10th (of 91 journals). Another impressive result in its first year is Materials Today (http://www.materialstoday.com/) (12.929), which is ranked 4th in the Materials Science, Multidisciplinary category (of 191 journals).

This year there were 182 Elsevier journals that increased their IF by more than 50% over their 2007 scores. All three The Lancet speciality journals improved their IF this year. The Lancet Infectious Diseases (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/issue/current) increased to 13.165, placing it at the #1 position in the Infectious Diseases category. The Lancet Oncology (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/issue/current) rose to 13.283, an increase of over 1 full IF point from the 2007 IF. Finally, The Lance
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Contact: Shira Tabachnikoff
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