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Latest Impact Factor figures from Elsevier's Cognitive Science Journals

We are pleased to bring you the latest Impact Factor figures from Elsevier's Cognitive Science journals. Highlights include...

journal cover imageJournal Of Memory And Language
2009 Impact Factor
WAS
3.221
2010 Impact Factor
NOW
4.014
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journal cover imageBrain And Language
2009 Impact Factor
WAS
2.973
2010 Impact Factor
NOW
3.162
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journal cover imageCognition
2009 Impact Factor
WAS
3.562
2010 Impact Factor
NOW
3.708
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journal cover imageBrain And Cognition
2009 Impact Factor
WAS
2.547
2010 Impact Factor
NOW
2.838
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Listed by highest Impact Factor
Journal title2009 Impact Factor WAS2010 Impact Factor NOW
Cognitive Psychology4.1223.900
Intelligence3.1203.168
Acta Psychologica2.1942.246
Consciousness And Cognition2.1362.179
Human Movement Science2.1481.967
Journal Of Neurolinguistics1.6601.742
Journal Of Mathematical Psychology1.2961.582
Cognitive Development1.6861.362
Learning And Motivation0.8640.529

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 2010 to items published in: 2009
2008
Sum
= 258
= 199
= 457
Number of items published in: 2009
2008
Sum
= 116
= 71
= 187
Calculation: Cites to recent items 457 = 2.444
Number of recent items 187

The 2010 Impact Factor for Journal X is 2.444

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