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2012 Journal Citation Reports® from Thomson Reuters Reaffirm AIP Publishing's Leadership Position in the Physical Sciences

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Melville, NY, June 26, 2013 — The numbers are out and the news is good — journals from AIP Publishing were ranked #1 in total citations in two key categories and 12 out of our 15 titles with Impact Factors experienced growth.

Most Cited journals in Applied Physics — With nearly 350,000 total citations in the category of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters and the Journal of Applied Physics ranked first and second in citations, accounting for over one quarter of the total citations in this category.

Most Cited journal in Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics The Journal of Chemical Physics was ranked number one in total citations in the category with over 188,000 citations — nearly twice as many as its next closest competitor. In fact, nearly one third of all citations in this category are attributed to this one journal from AIP Publishing.

2012 journal citation report 1

2012 journal citation report 2

In addition to strong Citation rankings, many AIP titles experienced notable Impact Factor increases, including:*

  • Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy — a 24% increase to 1.514
  • Review of Scientific Instruments — a 17% increase to 1.602
  • Physics of Plasmas — a 10% increase to 2.376
  • The Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data — a 10% increase to 3.500

*2012 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (JCR) (Thomson Reuters, 2013).

Also of note, Physics Today, AIP’s leading monthly news and physics research magazine experienced a 19% increase in Impact Factor to score its highest Impact Factor ever — 6.762.

“The latest rankings from Thomson Reuters are a clear testament to the quality of content produced by our authors, and the contributions from our journal editors, editorial board members, and referees,” commented John Haynes, CEO of AIP Publishing. “It is largely through their efforts that we are able to create one of the world’s leading scientific publishing portfolios.”

About AIP Publishing

AIP Publishing LLC provides the global physical science community with a comprehensive collection of highly cited peer reviewed scientific information. Accessed by researchers at nearly 4,000 institutions worldwide, AIP Publishing's portfolio of 17 journals includes prestigious titles such as Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics and The Journal of Chemical Physics, and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. AIP Publishing also publishes on behalf of several of AIP's Member Societies and other publishing partners.

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