Skip to Content

Return to the Research Medical Library top page

July 2009

Past issues | Current issue | Subscribe | About

Now Available: 2008 Impact Factors

The 2008 Impact Factors are now available from Thomson Reuters’s Journal Citation Reports database and the rankings for the top twenty Oncology Journals are:

  1. CA: A CANCER JOURNAL FOR CLINICIANS: 74.575 (#1)
  2. NATURE REVIEWS CANCER: 30.762 (#10)
  3. CANCER CELL: 24.962 (#23)
  4. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY: 17.157 (#41)
  5. JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE: 14.933 (#55)
  6. LANCET ONCOLOGY: 13.283 (#70)
  7. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-REVIEWS ON CANCER: 10.283
  8. NATURE CLINICIAL PRACTICE ONCOLOGY: 9.113
  9. LEUKEMIA: 8.634
  10. SEMINARS IN CANCER BIOLOGY: 8.284
  11. STEM CELLS: 7.741
  12. CANCER RESEARCH: 7.514
  13. ONCOGENE: 7.216
  14. CANCER AND METASTASIS REVIEW: 6.766
  15. ONCOLOGIST: 6.630
  16. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH: 6.488
  17. BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT: 5.684
  18. MOLECULAR CANCER: 5.362
  19. CANCER: 5.238
  20. ENDOCRINE-RELATED CANCER: 5.236

A 2008 Impact Factor of 1.0 means that, on average, the articles published one or two years ago have been cited one time during 2008. An Impact Factor of 2.5 means that, on average, the articles published one or two years ago have been cited two and a half times during 2008. Citing articles may be from the same journal; most citing articles are from different journals.

The journal Cancer Cell has a 2008 Impact Factor of 24.96. This Impact Factor was calculated by first determining the total number of citations in 2008 to articles published in Cancer Cell in 2006 (2,071 citations) and 2007 (1,823 citations) and then dividing that sum (3,894 citations) by the total number of citable articles published in Cancer Cell during 2006 and 2007 (156 articles).

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians is the top journal of the 6500+ journals tracked by Journal Citation Reports.  This year, the first six journals in Oncology are in the top 100 of journals overall.  New to the top-twenty list of Oncology journals this year are Cancer and Metastasis Review, Oncologist, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Molecular Cancer, Cancer, and Endocrine-Related Cancer.

The Research Medical Library carries current online subscriptions to all of these journals. They are available from the Online Journals page at: http://www3.mdanderson.org/library/online-journals/jrnls.html.

To search Journal Citation Reports, click on the link under Core Databases:  http://www3.mdanderson.org/library/databases/databases.html

To learn more, attend our Impact Factors Workshop on Thursday, July 23 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the Research Medical Library Classroom (FCT21.6008).  Reserve your space in the Education Center (http://inside.mdanderson.org/education/edcenter/index.html).

For questions about Impact Factors, contact the Research Medical Library Information Desk at RML-Help@mdanderson.org or 713-792-2282.


Share a PubMed Collection

It is now possible to save a collection of citations in PubMed and then share them with anyone using a PubMed generated URL.  You can link to your selected articles from an email, blog, or even a twitter post.  To create a collection in your My NCBI account, follow these steps: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf06/jf06_collections.html

Once you create a collection, you can make this collection public and have PubMed generate a URL that you can share with anyone.  The directions for sharing you PubMed Collections are listed here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj09/mj09_pm_myncbi_collections.html

For more information about what’s new with PubMed, including easy to follow directions for setting up a public PubMed Collection, read Clinical Librarian Shamsha Damani’s excellent overview on the InforMed Librarians blog: http://teams.mdanderson.org/depts/research-medical-library/informedlibrarians/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=190 (available only to M.D. Anderson employees).

If you need any assistance with PubMed or creating collections, contact the Information Desk at 713-792-2282 or email the librarians at RML-Help@mdanderson.org.


New Library Hours

The Research Medical Library has new hours:

Monday – Friday:  7:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Closed Saturday – Sunday

For more information about the new hours, read the Employee Notes article from June 8, 2009: http://inside.mdanderson.org/news-communications/employee-notes/2009-articles/06-june/research-medical-library-reduces-hours.html


About NewsBytes

For up-to-the-minute information about the Research Medical Library, follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MDAndersonLib

NewsBytes is released the first day of each month.

For the web version and the archive of past articles click here.

To subscribe or remove yourself from this email alert service click here.

For comments or questions concerning NewsBytes, please contact Clara Fowler by email (cfowler@mdanderson.org) or phone (713-745-1538).