Washington, DC, June 22, 2010 The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announces that the 2009 Thomson Reuters Impact Factor (IF) for its flagship publication Clinical Chemistry increased to 6.263 (up from 5.579 in 2008) placing it in the top 4% of journals quantified. The IF is a quantitative measure of the performance of a journal that is calculated by dividing the number of citations received during a 2-year period by the number of citable items published in the same two years. The 2009 IF reflects the performance of the journal in 2007-08.
This Impact Factor places Clinical Chemistry in the top 4% of all published science journals and confirms its position as the leading forum for peer-reviewed, original research on innovative practices in today’s clinical laboratory and the most cited. Clinical Chemistry is published by AACC from its offices in Washington, DC. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is Nader Rifai, PhD of the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA who is supported by a Board of Editors drawn from laboratories and institutions in the United States and throughout the world. Commenting on the news, Dr. Rifai issued the following statement:
“On June 18, 2010, the 2009 impact factors of all 7,347 indexed journals were released by ISI. We are very pleased to report to our authors and readers that the IF of Clinical Chemistry has increased from 5.579 to 6.263, which places us in the top 4% of all journals. In addition, our immediacy index (a measure of how often a paper is cited in the year of its publication), doubled to 2.066, the highest ever for Clinical Chemistry which places us in the top 2% of all journals.
The editorial team of Clinical Chemistry strives to capture and publish the most relevant and influential research in our field. We are grateful for the creativity of our contributors and the loyalty of our readers and welcome the ongoing improvements and enhancements both groups bring to the stature of Clinical Chemistry.”
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Clinical Chemistry is the leading international journal of clinical laboratory science, providing 2,000 pages per year of peer-reviewed papers that advance the science of the field.