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OUP confirms 2017 Impact Factor growth

Released on July 18, 2017

We are delighted to confirm that Oxford University Press journals continue to show growth in Impact Factors, according to the 2016 Journal Citation Report® published by Clarivate Analytics. 22.9% of OUP journals rank in the top 10% of at least one subject category, increasing from 21.8% last year while 51.4% of OUP journals rank in the top 25% of at least one subject category, increasing from 48.6% last year.

OUP now publishes 249 titles receiving an Impact Factor, with 170 journals receiving an increase in their Impact Factor. Seven journals, including Human Reproduction Update, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Applied Linguistics, are ranked at the top of their subject categories. Significant increases for a range of journals saw the European Heart Journal take second place in Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems with an Impact Factor of 19.651, up from 15.064, and Nucleic Acids Research surpass 10 for the first time with an Impact Factor of 10.162. Bioinformatics and Systematic Biology moved up the rankings to 2nd and 3rd respectively in their subject categories while African Affairs saw an increase of 35% to retain its top spot in Area Studies. Driven by mission of excellence in research, scholarship, and education, the report confirms that, of all publishers with a portfolio of over 150 journals, OUP continues to publish the highest proportion of journals in the top 10% and top 25% of Impact Factors for at least one subject category.

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