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Week of July 4, 2010

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Rank 2009 Impact Factor Impact 2005-09 Impact 1981-2009
1 Annals of Surgery
(7.90)
Annals of Surgery
(15.14)
Annals of Surgery
(52.35)
2 American Journal of Transplantation
(6.43)
American Journal of Transplantation
(12.14)
American Journal of Surgical Pathology
(36.32)
3 Endoscopy
(5.46)
Endoscopy
(9.50)
J. of Bone & Joint Surgery-American Volume
(32.37)
4 J. of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
(4.87)
British Journal of Surgery
(9.33)
Journal of Neurosurgery
(31.54)
5 Archives of Surgery
(4.32)
American Journal of Surgical Pathology
(8.57)
Archives of Surgery
(28.20)
6 Annals of Surgical Oncology
(4.13)
J. of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
(8.32)
J. of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
(27.36)
7 British Journal of Surgery
(4.08)
Journal of Vascular Surgery
(7.87)
Journal of Endovascular Surgery
(26.89)
8 American Journal of Surgical Pathology
(4.06)
Archives of Surgery
(7.80)
British Journal of Surgery
(26.79)
9 Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
(3.86)
Transplantation
(7.52)
Surgery
(26.39)
10 Liver Transplantation
(3.72)
Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation
(7.45)
Transplantation
(26.09)

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 2009 "impact factor," as enumerated in the current edition of Journal Citations Report®. The 2009 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 29-year period (right-hand column). SOURCE: Journal Citations Report and Journal Performance Indicators.

 
 

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