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Journals Ranked by Impact: Demography
Rank 2008 Impact Factor Impact 2004-08 Impact 1981-2008
1 Pers. Sex. Repr. Hlth.
Pers. Sex. Repr. Hlth.
2 Demography
Popul. Develop. Rev.
3 Popul. Develop. Rev.
Int. Family Plan. Persp.
Population Index
4 Int. Family Plan. Persp.
Stud. in Family Plan.
Population Studies
5 Population Studies
Popul. Develop. Rev.
Family Planning Persp.
6 Int. Migration Review
Population Studies
Stud. in Family Plan.
7 Stud. in Family Plan.
Int. Migration Review
Pers. Sex. Repr. Hlth.
8 Populat. Space & Place
Europ. J. Population
Int. Migration Review
9 Europ. J. Population
Pop. Res. Policy Rev.
Int. Family Plan. Persp.
10 Population Bulletin
Population & Environment
Social Biology

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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