HealthJune 29, 2016

Wolters Kluwer announces impact factor gains across its LWW journal portfolio

IF gains for 46% of the LWW portfolio with 15 LWW titles increasing 25% or more.

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced Impact Factor gains across its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journal portfolio. The latest Impact Factor (IF) scores and specialty rankings are based on the 2015 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters).   

“We’re so pleased with the performance of our journal portfolio,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President, Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning & Research Practice. “Our society partners, editorial and publishing teams have worked hard to maintain our commitment to exceptional scholarly works. We are extremely proud of them and the work they’ve produced over the past year.”

For LWW’s 208 titles listed in the JCR Rankings, 46% of the journals had gains over the previous year with 15 titles increasing 25% or more. LWW publishes the #1 ranked titles in the following subject categories: Education: Scientific Disciplines, Orthopedics, Peripheral & Vascular Disease, Rehabilitation, and Surgery.

In the top 5 ranks, LWW holds 22 spots across 15 specialties; in the top 10 rankings LWW holds 50 spots across 30 specialties; and rounding out the top 20 rankings, LWW holds 104 spots across 54 specialties.

LWW leading specialties with top ranked titles

Top ranking LWW-published journals span many core and specialty medical, nursing, and allied health categories:

Allergy

One of the top 10 titles in the Allergy category:

  • #10 Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IF 2.771)

Anatomy & Morphology

One of the top 5 titles in the Anatomy & Morphology category:

  • #5 Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology (IF 1.533)

Anesthesiology

Six of the top 10 and eight of top 20 titles in the Anesthesiology category:

  • #2 Pain, published on behalf of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IF 5.213)
  • #3 Anesthesiology, published on behalf of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (IF 5.264)
  • #4 Anesthesia & Analgesia, published on behalf of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IF 3.827)
  • #6 European Journal of Anaesthesiology, published on the behalf of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (IF 3.634)
  • #7 Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, published on behalf of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (IF 3.459)
  • #10 Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, published on the behalf of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (IF 2.2828)

Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology

One of the top 10 titles in the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Category:

  • #6 Ear & Hearing, the official title of the American Auditory Society (IF 2.517)

Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems

Three of the top 10 and five of the top 20 titles in the Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems category:

  • #2 Circulation, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 17.047)
  • #4 Circulation Research, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 11.551)
  • #10 Circulation: Heart Failure, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 6.833)

Clinical Neurology

One of the top 10 and three of the top 20 titles in the Clinical Neurology category:

  • #8 Neurology, published on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology (IF 8.166)

Critical Care

One of the top 10 and five of the top 20 titles in the Critical Care category:

  • #4 Critical Care Medicine, published in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (IF 7.422)

Education, Scientific Disciplines

One of the top 10 titles in Education, Scientific Disciplines category:

  • #1 Academic Medicine, official journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges (IF 3.857)

Emergency Medicine

One of the top 10 and two in the top 20 titles in the Emergency Medicine category:

  • #7 European Journal of Emergency Medicine (IF 2.026)

Healthcare Sciences & Services

One of the top 10 and two in the top 20 titles in Healthcare Sciences & Services

  • #7 Academic Medicine (IF 3.857)

Hematology

Two of the top ten titles in the Hematology category: 

  • #3 Circulation Research, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 11.551)
  • #7 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 5.969)

Nursing

Two of the top 10 and three in the top 20 titles in the Nursing category:

  • #6 Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (IF 2.172)
  • #8 Cancer Nursing (IF 2.017)

Nursing (Social Science)

Two of the top 10 titles in the Nursing category:

  • #5 Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (IF 2.172)
  • #6 Cancer Nursing (IF 2.017)

Obstetrics & Gynecology

One of the top ten titles in the Obstetrics & Gynecology category:

  • #2 Obstetrics & Gynecology, published on behalf of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (IF 5.656)

Ophthalmology

One of the top 10 and two of the top 20 titles in the Ophthalmology category:

  • #9 Retina-The Journal of Retinal & Vitreous Diseases (IF 3.039)

Orthopedics

Two of the top 10 and three of the top 20 titles in the Orthopedics category.

  • #1 Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (IF 5.163)
  • #8 Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (IF 3.055)

Otorhinolaryngology

One of the top 10 and three of the top 20 titles in the Otorhinolaryngology category:

  • #6 Ear & Hearing (IF 2.517), the official title of the American Auditory Society

Pathology

One of the top 10 and four of the top 20 titles in the Pathology category

  • #9 American Journal of Surgical Pathology (IF 4.951)

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Seven of the top 10 and eight of the top 20 titles in the Peripheral Vascular Disease category:

  • #1 Circulation, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 17.047)
  • #2 Circulation Research, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 11.551)
  • #3 Hypertension, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 6.294)
  • #4 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 5.969)
  • #5 Stroke, published on the behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 5.787)
  • #7 Current Opinion in Lipidology (IF 5.336)
  • #9 Journal of Hypertension (IF 5.062)

Public, Environmental & Occupational Health

One of the top 10 titles in the Public, Environmental & Occupational Health category:

  • #9 Epidemiology (IF 6.075)

Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (Social Science)

One of the top 10 titles in the Public, Environmental & Occupational Health category

  • #4 Epidemiology (IF 6.075)

Radiology

Two of the top ten and three of the top 20 titles in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging category

  • #5 Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, published on behalf of the American Heart Association (IF 5.744)
  • #9 Investigative Radiology (IF 4.887)

Rehabilitation

One of the top ten and three of the top 20 titles in the Rehabilitation category:

  • #3 Journal of Head Trauma & Rehabilitation, top title in Rehabilitation in the Social Sciences, official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America (IF 3.323)

Rehabilitation (Social Science)

One of the top 10 and two of the top 20 titles in the Rehabilitation category:

  • #1 Journal of Head Trauma & Rehabilitation, top title in Rehabilitation in the Social Sciences, official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America (IF 3.323)

Rheumatology

One of the top 10 titles in the Rheumatology category:

  • #7 Current Opinion in Rheumatology (IF 4.227)

Sport Sciences

Two of the top 10 and three of the top 20 titles in the Sport Sciences category:

  • #4 Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, published on behalf of the American College of Sports Medicine (IF 4.451)
  • #6 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, published on behalf of the American College of Sports Medicine (IF 4.041)
  • Surgery

Three of the top 10 and six of the top 20 titles in the Surgery category:

  • #1 Annals of Surgery, affiliated with the American Surgical Association and the European Surgical Association (IF 8.569)
  • #8 Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (IF 5.163)
  • #9 American Journal of Surgical Pathology, affiliated with The Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists and The Gastrointestinal Pathology Society (IF 4.951) 
  • Transplantation

One of the top 10 and three in the top 20 titles in the Transplantation category:

  • #9 Transplantation, official journal of The Transplantation Society (IF 3.690)

Virology

One of the top 10 titles in the Virology category:

  • #6 AIDS (IF 4.407)

Rankings are published annually in the Journal Citation Reports®, a registered trademark of Thomson Reuters. Impact Factor (IF) is a measurement of the frequency by which an article in a scholarly journal is cited in a particular year. It is considered by many to be a measure of a journal’s influence and prestige.

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