Journal Impact Factor Soars

The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care’s 2012 impact factor is 1.636, a massive 32% increase on last year. The IF reflects the number of citations a journal receives and is seen as a marker of its relative ‘importance’. It is calculated by dividing the number of times articles were cited in the previous 2 yrs by the number of citable items.

The table shows how this has changed over time and compared with others in the field.

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

% change 2010 -2011

Obstet Gynecol

3.813

4.282

4.397

4.357

4.392

4.730

+8

Human Reproduction

3.769

3.543

3.773

3.859

4.357

4.475

+3

Am J Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2.805

2.917

3.453

3.278

3.313

3.468

+5

Contraception

1.882

2.262

2.327

2.369

2.511

2.724

+8

J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care

0.954

0.644

0.880

1.047

1.243

1.636

+32

Eur J Contracep and Reprod Health Care

0.467

0.862

0.824

0.973

1.616

1.456

-9

BJOG

2.126

2.666

3.101

3.437

3.349

3.407

+2

Congratulations for their hard work are due to the Editor-in-Chief (Anne Szarewski), her team of editors and Editorial Manager (Janie Foote).

 

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