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New 2010 impact factors -- Cell Press journals deliver top class performances

Whether it's the established, leading journals, or the youngest rising stars, when it comes to impact factors Cell Press has delivered a top class performance, once again.

Cell Press is delighted to announce that its flagship journal Cell's 2010 impact factor increased to 32.401 according to new data released in the 2011 Journal Citation Reports published by ThomsonReuters. The impact factor for Cell, the number one research journal in Cell Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, has climbed steadily over the last 5 years. Also from the June 28th report, the 2010 impact factor for Immunity is 24.221, an impressive 18% increase over last year.

Among Cell Press's more recent suite of journal launches focusing on translational biomedical areas, Cancer Cell delivered another strong performance increasing by almost 7% to 26.925. Rising stars Cell Stem Cell and Cell Host & Microbe continue to grow from strength to strength in their third year of impact factors with Cell Stem Cell rising to 25.943 and Cell Host & Microbe increasing to 13.728.

The 14 Trends review titles which joined Cell Press in 2007, also demonstrated significant increases in a number of subject areas. Leading lights include Trends in Biotechnology which grew 40% to 9.644, Trends in Ecology & Evolution which increased by 25% to 14.448, Trends in Genetics which increased by 31% to 11.364 and Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism which increased by 29% to 8.479.

"We are delighted that the work published in Cell Press journals continues to be valued by the scientific community and to have a high impact in advancing new discoveries. Our sincere thanks go out to all the Cell Press authors and reviewers who have helped make this possible" said Emilie Marcus, Editor-in-Chief of Cell Press and Editor of Cell. "We've worked hard to deliver fast, fair and informed editorial services and to maintain our commitment to publishing the highest quality science while investing in new and improved services for our authors and readers, such as new online article formats and mobile applications. We will continue to put the best science and innovation at the heart of everything we do."

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The 2011 Journal Citation Reports ranks the Cell Press journals' impact factors as follows:

Cell 32.401
Cancer Cell 26.925
Cell Stem Cell 25.943
Immunity 24.221
Cell Metabolism 18.207
Molecular Cell 14.194
Neuron 14.027
Developmental Cell 13.946
Cell Host & Microbe 13.728
American Journal on Human Genetics 11.680
Current Biology 10.025
Structure 6.337
Chemistry & Biology 5.838
Biophysical Journal 4.218
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 14.448
Trends in Neurosciences 13.320
Trends in Cell Biology 12.140
Trends in Genetics 11.364
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences 11.050
Trends in Biochemical Sciences 10.364
Trends in Molecular Medicine 10.308
Trends in Plant Sciences 10.095
Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9.686
Trends in Biotechnology 9.644
Trends in Immunology 9.533
Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism 8.479
Trends in Microbiology 7.500
Trends in Parasitology 4.906

Impact Factors measure the frequency which the average article in a journal has been cited in a given year. This data helps indicate a journal's relative importance when compared to other publications in the same field.


Contact: Elisabeth Lyons
Cell Press

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