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Journals Ranked by Impact: Anthropology
Rank 2007 Impact Factor Impact 2004-08 Impact 1981-2008
1 J. Human Evolution
Yearbk. Physical Anthro.
Yearbk. Physical Anthro.
2 Evolutionary Anthro.
J. Human Evolution
Ann. Rev. Anthropol.
3 Am. J. Phys. Anthro.
Evolutionary Anthro.
J. Human Evolution
4 Social Networks
Ann. Rev. Anthropol.
Am. J. Phys. Anthro.
5 Current Anthropology
Am. J. Phys. Anthro.
Current Anthropology
6 Am. J. Human Biology
Am. J. Human Biology
Evolutionary Anthro.
7 American Antiquity
Social Networks
Social Networks
8 Cultural Anthropology
Global Networks
J. Antropol. Archaeol.
9 J. Archaeological Sci.
Current Anthropology
Culture Med. & Psych.
10 Ann. Rev. Anthropol.
Cultural Anthropology

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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