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Latest Impact Factor figures from Elsevier's Inorganic Chemistry Journals

We are pleased to bring you the latest Impact Factor figures from Elsevier's Inorganic Chemistry journals.

Thanks to the contributions of our authors, reviewers and editors, Elsevier publishes 10 out of the top 20 Impact Factor and 6 out of the top 10 most cited titles. 

With an Impact Factor of 12.110 - an increase of just over 20% from last year - Coordination Chemistry Reviews remains the number 1 Impact Factor journal in its field.

Also noteworthy is the 18% increase in Impact Factor for the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry.

Further highlights include...

journal cover imageCoordination Chemistry Reviews
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
10.018
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
12.110
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journal cover imageJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
2.205
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
2.384
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journal cover imageJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
2010 Impact Factor
WAS
1.719
2011 Impact Factor
NOW
2.033
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Calculating Impact Factors

WHAT IS AN IMPACT FACTOR?
The journal impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The impact factor helps you evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when you compare it to others in the same field. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the current year to items published in the two previous years by the total number of items published in the two previous years.

Using Journal X as an example:
Cites in 2011 to items published in: 2010
2009
Sum
= 258
= 199
= 457
Number of items published in: 2010
2009
Sum
= 116
= 71
= 187
Calculation: Cites to recent items 457 = 2.444
Number of recent items 187

The 2011 Impact Factor for Journal X is 2.444

Journal Performance Measurements

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