From a note to LibLicense by Rebecca Kennison, Director of Journal Production, Public Library of Science
The open-access journal PLoS Biology has been assessed by Thomson ISI to have an impact factor of 13.9, which places PLoS Biology among the most highly cited journals in the life sciences. This is an outstanding statistic for a journal less than two years old, from a new publisher promoting a new business model to support open access to the scientific and medical literature.
An impact factor of 13.9 places PLoS Biology above such established journals as EMBO Journal, Current Biology, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, in ISI's category of general biology journals, PLoS Biology is ranked number 1. Read the rest of the letter. Or access Journal Citation Reports, the source for Impact Factors.
Posted by at June 24, 2005 10:38 AM