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Journals Ranked by Impact: Acoustics
Rank 2008 Impact Factor Impact 2004-08 Impact 1981-2008
1 Ultrasonics Sonochem.
Ultrasound Ob. Gyn.
IEEE Tr. Acoustic. Speech
2 Ultrasound Ob. Gyn.
IEEE Tr. Speech Audio
Ultrasonic Imaging
3 Ultrasound Med. Bio.
Ultrasound Med. Bio.
IEEE Tr. Son. Ultrason.
4 Ultraschall in Der Med.
Ultrasonics Sonochem.
Ultrasound Med. Bio.
5 IEEE Tr. Ultrason. Ferr.
Acoustics Res. Lett.
J. Acoustic. Soc. Amer.
6 IEEE Tr. Acoustic. Speech
J. Acoustic. Soc. Amer.
Ultrasound Ob. Gyn.
7 J. Acoustic. Soc. Amer.
Ultraschall in Der Med.
Physical Acoustics
8 Ultrasonic Imaging
IEEE Tr. Ultrason. Ferr.
IEEE Tr. Speech Audio
9 Wave Motion
Ultrasonic Imaging
IEEE Tr. Ultrason. Ferr.
10 J. Sound & Vibration
J. Ultrasound in Med.
J. Ultrasound in Med.

The above table compares the citation impact of journals in a given field as measured over three different time spans. The left-hand column ranks journals based on their 2008 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citations Report®. The 2008 impact factor is calculated by taking the number of all current citations to source items published in a journal over the previous two years and dividing by the number of articles published in the journal during the same period--in other words, a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The rankings in the next two columns show impact over longer time spans, based on figures from Journal Performance Indicators. In these columns, total citations to a journal's published papers are divided by the total number of papers that the journal published, producing a citations-per-paper impact score over a five-year period (middle column) and a 28-year period (right-hand column).

SOURCE: Journal Citations Report and Journal Performance Indicators.

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