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Oxford University Press is driven by a mission of excellence in research, scholarship, and education. Following the release of the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® from Clarivate Analytics, OUP is delighted to confirm that we now publish 249 titles receiving an Impact Factor with 170 journals receiving an increase in their Impact Factor.

The report confirms that we continue to publish the highest proportion of journals in the top 10% and top 25% of Impact Factors for at least one subject category, of any other publisher with a portfolio of over 200 journals. This is testament to OUP’s mission-driven focus on publishing and disseminating quality research across the globe.

Highlights include:

  • 22.9% of OUP journals rank in the top 10% of at least one subject category, increasing from 21.8% last year
  • 51.4% of OUP journals rank in the top 25% of at least one subject category, increasing from 48.6% last year
  • 68% of journals saw an increase on their previous Impact Factors
  • OUP now has 7 journals ranked at the top of their subject categories

Subject level highlights:

  • Number 1s: Human Reproduction Update saw a large increase in Impact Factor to 11.748, further establishing its number 1 category ranking, while the British Journal of Anaesthesia remains at #1 in Anaesthesiology with an increased Impact Factor of 6.238, from 5.616 last year. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences also retains its first place ranking in Gerontology with an Impact Factor of 5.957.
  • Top rankings: The European Heart Journal has increased its Impact Factor from 15.064 to 19.651, climbing to #2 in the Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems category. Brain has increased its Impact Factor to 10.292 and is now ranked at #4 in the Clinical Neurology category while Neurosurgery saw a significant increase from 3.780 to 4.889 and is now ranked at #9 of 196 journals in the Surgery category.
    OUP continues to publish three society journals—Annals of Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI)—in the top twenty journals in the Oncology category, ranking in the top 9% of all Oncology journals. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology journals, published by OUP, continue to hold positions 1,2 & 4 in the Reproductive Biology category.
  • Impressive increases: Human Reproduction has passed the milestone Impact Factor level of 5 for the first time, increasing to 5.020, while Nicotine and Tobacco Research saw an impressive 21% increase in Impact Factor from 3.811 to 4.609.
  • Top tier journals: Bioinformatics is now ranked at #2 in Mathematical and Computational Biology, up from 3rd last year, while Systematic Biology is now ranked at #3 in Evolutionary Biology, up from 4th last year. National Science Review sits at 5th in Multidisciplinary Sciences in only its second year of having received an Impact Factor, with an increase to 8.843 from 8.000 last year. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society remains a top tier journal with an Impact Factor of 4.961 and FEMS Microbiology Reviews now ranks 5th in the Microbiology category.
    Nucleic Acids Research has surpassed an Impact Factor of 10 and now sits at 10.162. This places it in the top 15 of 285 journals in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
  • Impressive increases: Law, Probability and Risk increased its Impact Factor by 122% from 0.594 to 1.323 in just its second Impact Factor year while FEMS Yeast Research saw an increase of 33%.
  • New entries: Conservation Physiology ranked in the top quartile (12 of 53) in Biodiversity Conservation, having just received its first Impact Factor of 2.323.
  • Number 1s: The Quarterly Journal of Economics increased its Impact Factor from 5.538 to 6.662 and is now the highest ranking journal in the Economics category. Meanwhile, The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory continues to hold the #1 spot in the Public Administration category with an Impact Factor of 3.624 and African Affairs also retained the top spot with an increase of 35% in its Impact Factor to 2.577.
  • Top rankings: American Journal of Agricultural Economics has climbed to #2 within the Agricultural Economics & Policy category with an increase of 27% in its Impact Factor, and The Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society saw an increase of 1.397, taking its score to 3.508 and placing it at 6th of 79 journals in the Geography category.
  • Top rankings: Journal of Legal Analysis is now ranked 8th in Law in its second year of receiving an impact factor, enjoying a 20% increase which takes it to 2.8.
  • Impressive increases: Other significant increases this year include the International Journal of Transitional Justice which saw a 38% increase (1.725), Oxford Journal of Legal Studies up 40% from last year (1.242), and Current Legal Problems up more than 25% (1.357).
  • Number 1s: Applied Linguistics increased its Impact Factor to 3.593 and has now taken the top spot in the Linguistics category.
  • Impressive increases: Past & Present has moved 3 positions from 10th to 7th in the History category, with an increase of 64% in its Impact Factor. European Review of Economic History moved to 7th from 11th in the History of Social Sciences category.
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