2016 impact factors released

Jun 2017

Bioscientifica has again announced substantial growth in the impact factors of their biomedical journals in the latest Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

  • Journal of Endocrinology has increased its impact factor to 4.706: its highest ever. The journal is now the highest ranked basic science endocrinology journal for the second year running.
  • Endocrine-Related Cancer has received an impressive impact factor of 5.267: its highest since 2003. The journal remains in the top quartile of both its JCR categories, ranking 21/138 in ‘Endocrinology and Metabolism’ and 41/217 in ‘Oncology’.
  • Journal of Molecular Endocrinology’s impact factor has increased by 21% to 3.577. It is now the leading society-owned journal in molecular endocrinology, and continues to be highly influential in the field.
  • European Journal of Endocrinology’s impact factor has risen to 4.101: the highest in its history. This journal remains in the top quartile of the ‘Endocrinology and Metabolism’ category.
  • Reproduction has received a strong impact factor of 3.1. The journal remains essential reading for those researching the cellular and molecular biology of reproduction.
  • The Open Access journal, Endocrine Connections, has received its first ever impact factor of 2.541. This is a significant achievement for the journal’s joint owners: the Society for Endocrinology and the European Society of Endocrinology.

Impact factors are often used as a tool for evaluating a journal’s quality. The 2016 impact factor takes into account citations in 2016 to papers published in 2014 and 2015.

Bioscientifica provide several other metrics for assessing journal and article quality. These include article-level metrics, which provide both usage and Altmetric data; and the Kudos service, which enables authors to monitor the impact of explaining and sharing their work.