Arnhem, July 2009 - European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology (EAU), has a newly released impact factor of 6.512.
This was announced in the Journal Citation Reports 2009, published by Thomson Reuters.
"The journal has been a respected urological forum for over 20 years and is currently read by more than 15,000 urologists across the globe," Prof. Francesco Montorsi, Editor-in-Chief, points out.
The Platinum Journal offers its readers and authors high quality papers, fast response and international profile. To keep up with the rapidly evolving world of medicine, technology and surgical techniques, European Urology is constantly updating and innovating its features and layout in order to provide the best clinical guidance, research and education for urologists across Europe and around the world. Recently, European Urology has introduced the Platinum Priority section which give center stage to extraordinarily interesting and relevant articles along with an accompanying editorial written by an expert in the field. Another new feature to the Platinum Journal is the Collaborative review article. With the help of the most important experts in a particular field, these review articles are drafted by an up and coming young urologist who has already begun his career in urological publishing.
The impact factor, often abbreviated IF, is a measure of the citations to scientific journals. The IF of a journal is calculated based on a two-year period. It can be viewed as the average number of citations in a year given to those papers in a journal that were published during the two preceding years. It is frequently used as a proxy for the importance of a journal to its field.
Prof. Montorsi also emphasizes the fact that the success of the Platinum Journal is directly related to the success of the EAU. "The growth and progress of the EAU has always had a major impact on the prosperity of European Urology."
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