FW: AGU Journals highly ranked in latest Journal Citation Reports (fwd)

Eugene Garfield eugene.garfield at THOMSONREUTERS.COM
Sat Jun 27 12:03:35 EDT 2009



Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 23:24:23 EDT
From: Karine Blaufuss <KBlaufuss at agu.org>
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Subject: AGU Journals highly ranked in latest Journal Citation Reports

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AGU Journals highly ranked in latest Journal Citation Reports

Washington DC, 24 June 2009 - The 2008 Science Edition of Journal
Citation Reports by Thomson Reuters places journals published by
the American Geophysical Union (AGU) among the best in Earth and
space sciences.

The top 10 journals ranked by Impact Factor under the
Geosciences, Multidisciplinary category include two AGU
publications: /Global Biogeochemical Cycles/ (4.090 Impact
Factor) and /Paleoceanography/ (3.626 Impact Factor). Also in the
same category, four AGU journals figure in the newly introduced
top 10 Eigenfactor score ranking: /Journal of Geophysical
Research/ (#1), /Geophysical Research Letters/ (#2), /Global
Biogeochemical Cycles/ (#6), and /Paleoceanography/ (#9).

AGU journals performed well in several other categories as well:
/Global Biogeochemical Cycles/ ranks second in Meteorology and
Atmospheric Sciences and fifth in Environmental Sciences;
/Paleoceanography/ is first in Paleontology and third in
Oceanography; /Water Resource Research/ places second in Water
Resources and in Limnology.

Overall, all AGU journals saw their Impact Factor grow from 2007,
some by as much as 27% (/Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems/).
Finally, for the 11th consecutive year, /Reviews of Geophysics/
is the most cited journal in Geochemistry and Geophysics, with an
impressive Impact Factor of 7.114.

Impact Factors determine how often work published in
peer-reviewed journals is cited by other researchers.
/Eigenfactor/ scores also use citations data to measure the
importance of a journal to the scientific community. Eigenfactor
scores exclude self-citation, include 5 years of citations data,
and weight cited references. Both scores are viewed as an
important measurement of the quality of the material published in
a peer-reviewed journal and by extension of the prominence of the
journal itself.

The American Geophysical Union is a worldwide scientific
community that advances, through unselfish cooperation in
research, an understanding of Earth and space that is used for
the benefit of humanity. AGU makes the results of the scientific
study of the Earth and its environment in space available to the
public and advances the Earth and space sciences by publishing
journals covering fundamental research in various disciplines,
numerous books, /Eos/, a weekly newspaper, and occasional other
scientific publications.

For more information please contact:

Karine S. Blaufuss
Group Manager, Marketing and Membership
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
kblaufuss at agu.org <mailto:kblaufuss at agu.org>

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