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Oxford University Press announces continued growth in the latest Impact Factor results

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce continued growth in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2015). Driven by our mission to support excellence in research and education OUP now has 220 titles receiving an Impact Factor, with 25% of journals ranked in the top 10% of at least one subject category, a higher proportion than any other major scholarly publisher*. This reflects OUP’s position as a trusted gateway to the very best scholarly research and resources.

*major publishers defined as: Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier/Cell Press, IEEE, Karger, Sage, Springer/Macmillan/NPG/BMC, Taylor & Francis/Informa, Wiley, Wolters Kluwer/LWW.

Highlights include:

Subject level highlights:


The Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis saw an increase of 75% on last year’s results, and Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience also saw an impressive increase of 25%, increasing from 5.884 to 7.372. Both Annals of Oncology and Neuro-Oncology enjoyed strong results receiving Impact Factors of 7.040 and  6.776  respectively, ensuring their continued presence in the top 10% of journals in Oncology. Finally, The Journal of Infectious Diseases also saw impressive results in this year’s JCR, moving up one position within the Infectious Diseases category, now ranked 4th out of 78 journals.


Briefings in Bioinformatics saw our highest increase on prior year results within OUP’s science and mathematics collection, with an increase of 62%. Systematic Biology is now ranked 2nd in Evolutionary Biology. Poultry Science’s latest Impact Factor has risen to 1.672 – which maintains the journal’s position as the highest ranked journal dedicated to publishing poultry research. FEMS Microbiology Reviews maintains its 4th position ranking in the Microbiology category and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society remains a top-tier title with an Impact Factor of 5.107.


The American Journal of Agricultural Economics is now ranked 2nd in Agricultural Economics & Policy, while the European Review of Economic History is now 3rd in the History of Social Sciences category, up two places on last year’s results. The Impact Factor for The Chinese Journal of International Politics has climbed to 1.312, moving it into the top 25% of journals ranked in International Relations and making it the top-ranked Asian journal in the subject category.


Diplomatic History saw a 106% increase on prior year results, while The American Historical Review also saw an increase of 102%, retaining its position as the highest ranked journal in subject category of History. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science moved into the top 5 journals in the History & Philosophy of Science category, now ranked 4th out of 43 in this subject.


The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization is now OUP’s highest ranking journal from across our Law portfolio, while the European Journal of International Law is up 31 places on last year’s results (Law), now with an Impact Factor of 1.011.