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Oxford University Press journal quality confirmed by new impact factors

14 August 2012

The exceptional standards of Oxford University Press (OUP) journals has been confirmed with the release of the 2011 Journal Citation Reports© by Thomson Reuters. Over two-thirds of the titles in the publisher’s list have increased their impact factor since last year, attesting to OUP’s continued commitment to improving the quality of its journals.

Of the OUP journals included in the reports, nearly a third are in the top 10 per cent of at least one subject category and over 85 per cent are in the top half of at least one subject category. The continuing upward trend of OUP’s journal impact factors reflects the increasing strength of both individual titles and the overall Oxford Journals Collection.

Mandy Hill, Publishing Director of OUP’s Global Academic Publishing said, “Our focus on high-quality content is a defining characteristic of OUP and the books and journals that we publish. Whilst impact factors are just one metric to consider when judging journal quality, we are delighted by the continued improvement in the impact factor and rankings of our titles. This demonstrates the effectiveness of our focus on product development and quality.”

Journal Highlights

The results of the 2011 Journal Citation Reports© demonstrate the quality of titles across the Oxford Journals Collection, with impressive highlights in a range of subject categories, including medicine, public health, social sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences.

OUP journals have been the highest-ranked titles in the Gerontology and Business & Finance categories for two years running; occupied the top position in both the Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology categories for over ten years; and were also first in the Mathematical & Computational Biology and Public, Environmental, & Occupational Health categories. OUP can now also boast journals in the first, second, and fourth positions in Reproductive Biology; the numbers two and three journals in Economics; and the second and third ranking tiles in the Infectious Diseases category.

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Lizzie Shannon-Little
Brand & Communications Assistant Manager
Oxford University Press
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Notes to editors
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has offices in around fifty countries, and employs more than 5,500 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.
Data taken from the 2011 Journal Citation reports, published by Thomson Reuters. 2011 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2012).