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University of Chicago Press Journals Score High

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For Immediate Release
The University of Chicago Press
Contact: Kevin Stacey / 773-834-0386 / kstacey@press.uchicago.edu

University of Chicago Press Journals Score High in Latest Impact 
Factor Rankings

The latest Journal Citation Reports (JCR) by Thomson Reuters 
again place University of Chicago Press journals at the top of 
their fields. Fourteen of the thirty-three Press journals rated 
in the JCR have impact factors in the top ten of their respective 
categories, with eight journals ranking in the top five.

Calculated each year, JCR impact factors measure how often 
articles in a given journal are cited in other peer reviewed 

Two publications -- The American Historical Review and the 
Journal of Labor Economics -- ranked first in their respective 
categories of "History" and "Industrial Relations & Labor." JOLE 
also increased its ranking to thirteenth among the more than two 
hundred journals in the "Economics" category.

The Quarterly Review of Biology raised its ranking from tenth to 
fourth among Biology journals, while Clinical Infectious Diseases 
and The Journal of Infectious Diseases ranked second and fourth 
in "Infectious Diseases." Other journals in the top five of their 
respective categories were American Journal of Sociology (second 
in "Sociology"), The Journal of Geology (third in "Geology"), 
Current Anthropology (fifth in "Anthropology"), Journal of 
British Studies (fifth in "History") and Journal of Political 
Economy (fifth in "Economics").

Also making substantial gains in rank were Physiological and 
Biochemical Zoology, which moved up to eleventh among over one 
hundred journals in "Zoology," and Osiris, which moved up to 
eighth among "History and Philosophy of Science/Social Science" 

"We are proud that University of Chicago Press journals continue 
to play a prominent role in scholarly conversation across a wide 
variety of disciplines," said Press Director Garrett Kiely. "Our 
consistently high impact factors are a reflection of the high 
standards of excellence the Press maintains in the publication of 
our entire journals portfolio."

For more information about the University of Chicago Press 
journals, visit http://www.journals.uchicago.edu. Learn more 
about Journal Citation Reports at 

Founded in 1891, the University of Chicago Press is the largest 
American university press. The Journals Division publishes 
periodicals and serials in a wide range of disciplines, including 
several journals that were the first scholarly publications in 
their respective fields. Online since 1995, the Journals Division 
has also been a pioneer in electronic publishing, delivering 
original, peer-reviewed research from international scholars to a 
worldwide audience.