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Endocrine Society journals receive high Impact Factor rankings by Thomson Reuters

Chevy Chase, MD—In its recently released annual Journal Citation Report (JCR) for 2012, Thomson Reuters awarded Endocrine Reviews the top Impact Factor ranking among the 121 journals competing in the “Endocrinology & Metabolism” category.

A highly-regarded metric used to measure a journal’s success, the 2012 Impact Factor is calculated by taking the number of citations made in 2012 to articles published in 2010 and 2011, and then dividing that number by the total number of articles published in 2010 and 2011.

Endocrine Reviewsretained its ranking as the top journalin the field of Endocrinology & Metabolism, with an Impact Factor of 14.873 for 2012.  Seeing a rise from last year in their Impact Factors were other Endocrine Society journals, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), at 6.430 vs. 5.967, Molecular Endocrinology, at 4.746 vs. 4.544, and Endocrinology, at 4.717 from 4.459.

The total number of citations received is another measure of success for journals tracked by the Journal Citation Report.  JCEM ranked first in the number of citations received in 2012.

“I’m delighted that Endocrine Reviews has once more earned the highest Impact Factor in the category of Endocrinology & Metabolism,” said E. Chester Ridgway, MD, editor-in-chief of Endocrine Reviews.  “This achievement is a testament to the dedication to excellence of our authors, reviewers and editors.”

Endocrine Reviews publishes bimonthly comprehensive, authoritative and timely review articles balancing both experimental and clinical endocrinology themes.

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Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology.  Today, The Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 16,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at Follow us on Twitter at!/EndoMedia.