eCells and Materials Journal impact factor increased

High increase of impact factor makes eCM Journal number one in Trauma.

06 July 2010

European Cells and Materials (eCM), published by the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) and started in 2001, is a True Open Access electronic journal, founded by scientists for the benefit of science. This means there are zero submission, publishing or accessing fees and article copyright remains with the published authors. Due to its rigorous, detailed and rapid review process eCM has seen its impact factor (the average number of citations to papers published during the preceding two years) jump from 4.289 to 5.378, making it number 1 in Trauma and keeping it the number two journal in the biomaterials field. The Journal Impact Factor, published by Thomson Reuters, is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. For example, the 2009 Impact Factor is citations received in 2009 to all articles published in 2008 and 2007, divided by the number of "source items" published in 2008 and 2007.

The biannual journal remains open-ended during its publication period, papers being added as they become available, from the reviewing and editorial process, until the end of the publication period.

eCM provides an interdisciplinary forum for publication of research in the cells and matrices of the connective tissues of the musculoskeletal system and dental field, and the materials used in the replacement, repair or regeneration of these tissues.

Impact factors of some common journals:

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am3.427
Journal of Orthopeadic Research3.112
Journal of Orthopeadic Trauma1.877

The eCM journal, and eCM conference, are also starting to be quoted in the mainstream press with a recent manuscript published by the team of Prof. Chris Evans being the subject of an article in the Telegraph newspaper in the UK. For the Telegraph article please click here.

The original published paper can be found here.


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