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LWW announces 57% growth in 2011 impact factor rankings
Date:7/2/2012

New York, NY (July 2, 2012) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, today announced exceptional gains across 193 journals in its portfolio with the latest Impact Factor (IF) scores and specialty rankings, based on the 2011 Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters). Overall, 57% of LWW journals had gains over the previous year, with 26 titles increasing 25% or more.

Impressive gains were noted in rankings across categories in the JCR Science category. In the top 5 rankings, LWW hold 29 spots across 21 specialties; in the top 10 rankings, LWW holds 60 spots across 34 specialties; and rounding out the top 20 rankings, LWW holds 114 spots across 46 specialties. Circulation (IF 14.739), published on behalf of the American Heart Association (AHA), maintained its #1 position in Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems category. In addition, 6 AHA titles noted gains of 25% or more, including two titles that joined the JCR list last year, Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics and Circulation: Cardiovascular Intervention. In the surgery category, Annals of Surgery (IF 7.492) still holds the #1 ranking and is the most-cited journal in its category with 35,171 citations. Academic Medicine increased its impact factor 34% (IF 3.524) and took over the #1 spot in the Education, Scientific disciplines.

"This is a very exciting year for the LWW Journals portfolio delivering significant gains in our top-ranked specialty positions and impact factor scores," said Karen Abramson, President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research. "I would like to congratulate and commend our society partners, editorial and publishing teams. Their ongoing commitment and dedication to delivering high- quality scholarly works and extending content to readers around the globe, drives the prestige and influence of this peer-reviewed content, while enabling improved clinical practice and patient care for people all over the world."

Other top performers include Neurology (IF 8.312), published on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology, as the most cited journal in Clinical Neurology (ranked #7) with more than 72,475 total citations in 2011. In the transplantation category, Transplantation (IF 4.003) remains the most-cited journal in 2011 in the Transplantation category with 26,338 citations (ranked #4), while Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, published on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, made a 28% gain in its impact factor ranking (IF 3.382).

A total of eight LWW published titles were newly recognized by the 2011 JCR including, Advances in Skin & Wound Care; Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS; Dermatitis; International Journal of Rehabilitation Research; Holistic Nursing Practice; Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing; Journal of Nursing Research; and Ultrasound Quarterly.

LWW Leads with Multiple Top Ten Journals in a Given Category

Top ranking LWW published journals span many core and specialty medical, nursing, and allied health categories, including Allergy, Healthcare Sciences & Services, Nutrition and Diet Science, Rehabilitation, Respiratory System, Rheumatology, and Virology, among others. Featured category leaders include:

Anesthesiology
LWW publishes four of the top 10 titles in the Anesthesiology category:

  • #2 Anesthesiology, published on behalf of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (IF 5.359)
  • #4 Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, published on behalf of the American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (IF 4.079)
  • #6 Anesthesia & Analgesia, published on behalf of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IF 3.286)
  • #8 The Clinical Journal of Pain (IF 2.813)
  • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
    LWW has the top journal and nine of the top 20 journals in the Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems category:

  • #1 Circulation, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 14.739)
  • #4 Circulation Research, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 9.489)
  • #10 Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 6.462)
  • Critical Care
    LWW publishes three of the top 10 journals in the Critical Care category:

  • #2 Critical Care Medicine, published in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (IF 6.330)
  • #8 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, published in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (IF 3.129)
  • #9 SHOCK, published on behalf of the Shock Society (IF 2.848)
  • Hematology
    LWW has three titles in the top ten and four titles in the top 20 with Circulation the top journal:

  • #1 Circulation, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 14.739)
  • #4 Circulation Research, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 9.489)
  • #7 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 6.368)
  • Infectious Diseases
    LWW has three titles in top ten and five titles in the top 20 in Infectious Diseases:

  • #4 AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society (IF 6.245)
  • #8 Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (IF 4.930)
  • #9 Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS (IF 4.747) - New to the JCR list
  • Nursing
    LWW has one title in the top 10 and six titles in the top 20 in Nursing:

  • #4 Cancer Nursing (IF 1.792)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    LWW has two of the top ten journals in the Obstetrics & Gynecology category:

  • #2 Obstetrics & Gynecology, published on behalf of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (IF 4.730)
  • #7 Menopause, published on behalf of The North American Menopause Society (IF 3.758)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
    LWW has 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 14.739)
  • #2 Circulation Research, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 9.489)
  • #3 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 6.368)
  • #4 Hypertension, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 6.207)
  • #5 Current Opinion in Lipidology (IF 6.086)
  • #8 Stroke, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 5.729)
  • Radiology
    LWW has two of the top ten journals in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging category:

  • #2 Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 5.941)
  • #9 Investigative Radiology (IF 4.593)
  • Sport Sciences
    LWW has two titles in the top ten and four titles in the top 20 in the Sport Sciences category

  • #2 Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (IF 4.491), published on behalf of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • #3 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (IF 4.431), published on behalf of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
    LWW has the top journal, two journals in the top 10, and five 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 7.492)
  • #9 American Journal of Surgical Pathology, affiliated with The Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists and The Gastrointestinal Pathology Society (IF 4.352)

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