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OUP confirms 2018 Impact Factor growth

Released on July 31, 2018

We are delighted to confirm that Oxford University Press journals continue to show growth in Impact Factors, according to the 2017 Journal Citation Report® published by Clarivate Analytics. Based on this data, 23.4% of OUP journals rank in the top 10% of at least one subject category, an increase from 22.8% last year, and 52.8% of OUP journals rank in the top 25% of at least one subject category, up from 51.6% last year. In total, 63.6% of OUP journals received an increased Impact Factor.

OUP journals hold seven #1 rankings, including European Heart Journal (Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems category), Human Reproduction Update (Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology categories), The Quarterly Journal of Economics (Economics category), The Journal of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (Gerontology category), Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (Communication category), and American Historical Review (History category).

Significant increases across the OUP portfolio include a 65% increase for Molecular Biology and Evolution, up from 6.202 to 10.217. European Heart Journal saw more than a 3-point increase, going from 20.212 to 23.425, while European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging raised from 5.99 to 8.336. Nucleic Acids Research increased to 11.561, entering the top 10 in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology category.

Driven by its mission of excellence in research, scholarship, and education, the report confirms that, of all publishers with a portfolio of over 200 journals, OUP continues to publish the highest proportion of journals in the top 10% and 25% of Impact Factors for at least one subject category.

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