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Elsevier Announces 2013 Journal Impact Factor Highlights
Date:8/14/2014

trics.com/">metrics provide end-users with a variety of indicators of journal performance. We will continue to develop new journal metrics to ultimately create the broadest possible basis for measuring the contribution and impact of journals, articles, or authors, in the broadest possible sense."

Flagship titles and society journals
The Impact Factor of The Lancet rose from 39.060 to 39.207, and its three specialty daughter journals The Lancet Oncology, The Lancet Neurology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases retained their high-ranking positions in their respective subject categories.

Cell, the flagship journal of Cell Press, saw its Impact Factor increase once again, from 31.957 in 2012 to 33.116 in 2013, retaining its position as one of the top biomedical research journals.  Overall, 65% of the 28 Cell Press subscription journals showed increases in Impact Factor with 6 of the 14 Trends review titles increasing by greater than 10%. Cell Reports, a high-profile open-access journal from Cell Press that launched in 2012 and celebrated the publication of its 1000th article in May 2014, has established itself with an impressive first Impact Factor of 7.207.

Of the 372 titles in the JCR that Elsevier publishes on behalf of societies, 220, or 59%, showed a rise in their Impact Factors. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology increased its Impact Factor by 9% and leaps two places to rank first in "Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems" - and its specialty daughter journal JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging - increased its Impact Factor by 13% to jump three places to the top position in "Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging".

The Impact Factor helps evaluate a journal's impact compared to others in the same field by measuring the frequency with which recent articles in a journal have been cited in a particular year: t
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