Journal Subject Categories
(Ranked by Impact Factor)

(See all 1996 ranks HERE)

Anesthesiology
Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dentistry
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Medicine (General)
Neurosurgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthopedics
Otorhinolaryngology
Pediatric Surgery
Plastic Surgery
Transplantation
Urology and Nephrology

Surgery (General)


The 1996 Science Citation Index Journal Citation Report records the impact factors of journals, and therefore it is possible to rank a journal within a subject category according to how frequently the journal is used by researchers.

The 1996 impact factor is worked out according to the following formula:.

Cites in 1996 to articles published in X journal in 1994 and 1995
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Number of articles published in X journal in 1994 and 1995

For each subject category we have provided the top 5 - 20 journals according to impact factor together with electronic links to its current contents pages on the Internet (where possible).


Surgery - General (Top Twenty)

  1. Annals of Surgery (impact factor: 5.891)
  2. American Journal of Surgical Pathology (3.797)
  3. Archives of Surgery (2.606)
  4. Surgery (2.499)
  5. British Journal of Surgery (2.429)
  6. American Journal of Surgery (2.302)
  7. Surgical Endoscopy (2.273)
  8. Current Problems in Surgery (2.200)
  9. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (1.886)
  10. World Journal of Surgery (1.809)
  11. Endoscopy (1.794)
  12. Journal of the American College of Surgeons (1.750)
  13. Surgical Clinics of North America (1.514)
  14. Journal of Surgical Research (1.450)
  15. Annals of Surgical Oncology (1.439)
  16. Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy (1.299)
  17. Langenbecks Archive of Surgery (1.102)
  18. Journal of Pediatric Surgery (1.062)
  19. Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques (1.054)
  20. Chirurg (1.045)

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Medicine - General (Top Seven)

  1. New England Journal of Medicine (Impact Factor: 24.834)
  2. Lancet (17.948)
  3. Journal of the American Medical Association (9.277)
  4. Journal of Investigative Medicine (5.444)
  5. British Medical Journal (4.947)
  6. Medicine (3.855)
  7. American Journal of Medicine (3.831)

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Anesthesiology (Top Ten)

  1. Anesthesiology (Impact Factor: 4.926)
  2. Pain (3.836)
  3. Anesthesia and Analgesia (2.698)
  4. British Journal of Anaesthesia (2.293)
  5. Anaesthesia (1.963)
  6. Regional Anesthesia (1.569)
  7. Clinical Journal of Pain (1.507)
  8. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia (1.363)
  9. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology (1.237)
  10. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia (1.000)

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Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic Surgery (Top Eleven)

  1. Journal of Vascular Surgery (Impact Factor 3.328)
  2. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2.874)
  3. Annals of Thoracic Surgery (1.861)
  4. Journal of Cardiac Surgery (0.970)
  5. Phlebology (0.919)
  6. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (0.835)
  7. Vascular Surgery (0.476)
  8. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (0.439)
  9. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (0.416)
  10. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal (0.319)

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Dentistry (Top Twenty)

  1. Journal of Dental Research (3.867)
  2. Journal of Periodontology (2.560)
  3. Clinical Oral Implants Research (2.242)
  4. Journal of Clinical Periodontology (2.058)
  5. Operative Dentistry (1.618)
  6. Journal of Periodontal Research (1.160)
  7. Oral Microbiology and Immunology (1.488)
  8. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine (1.347)
  9. Dental Materials (1.241)
  10. European Journal of Cancer. Part B: Oral Oncology (1.200)
  11. European Journal of Oral Sciences (1.114)
  12. Critical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine (1.100)
  13. Journal of Dentistry (1.083)
  14. Journal of Public Health Dentistry (0.934)
  15. Caries Research (0.920)
  16. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology (0.915)
  17. Journal of Endodontics (0.857)
  18. Archives of Oral Biology (0.840)
  19. Comminuity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (0.799)
  20. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (0.775)

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Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Top Ten)

  1. Gastroenterology (9.329)
  2. Hepatology (6.040)
  3. Gut (4.590)
  4. Gastroentestinal Endoscopy (4.494)
  5. Seminars in Liver Disease (4.152)
  6. Journal of Hepatology (3.235)
  7. American Journal of Gastroenterology (3.178)
  8. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (2.100)
  9. Digestive Diseases and Sciences (1.908)
  10. Hepato-Gastroenterology (1.104)

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Neurosurgery (Top Ten)

  1. Journal of Neurosurgery (Impact Factor: 2.769)
  2. Pediatric Neurosurgery (0.770)
  3. Neurosurgery (0.731)
  4. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery (0.619)
  5. British Journal of Neurosurgery (0.546)
  6. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (0.525)
  7. Acta Neurochirurgica (0.498)
  8. Surgical Neurology (0.342)
  9. Neurochirurgie (0.283)
  10. Neurosurgical Review (0.200)

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Top Five)

  1. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology (0.915)
  2. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal (0.579)
  3. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (0.473)
  4. Skull Base Surgery (0.446)
  5. Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (0.336)

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Orthopedics (Top Twenty)

  1. Osteoporosis International (Impact Factor: 4.000)
  2. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am (2.085)
  3. Journal of Orthopaedic Research (1.535)
  4. Spine (1.528)
  5. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Br (1.518)
  6. Arthroscopy (1.296)
  7. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (1.231)
  8. Physical Therapy (1.136)
  9. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma (1.094)
  10. Journal of Hand Surgery Am (1.059)
  11. Hand Clinics (0.901)
  12. Gait and Posture ( 0.800)
  13. Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica (0.702)
  14. Journal of Hand Surgery Br (0.697)
  15. Clinical Biomechanics (0.696)
  16. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine (0.687)
  17. Spinal Cord (0.631)
  18. Orthopedic Clinics of North America (0.615)
  19. Foot and Ankle International (0.592)
  20. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics (0.572)

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Otorhinolaryngology (Top Twenty)

  1. Ear and Hearing (Impact Factor: 1.248)
  2. Laryngoscope (1.118)
  3. Archives of Otolaryngology (0.995)
  4. Annals of Otology Rhinology and Laryngology (0.984)
  5. Head and Neck - Journal for the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck (0.968)
    Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (0.886)
  6. American Journal of Otology (0.850)
  7. British Journal of Audiology (0.771)
  8. Audiology and Neuro-Otology (0.632)
  9. Journal of Otolaryngology (0.583)
  10. Clinical Otolaryngology (0.581)
  11. Acta Otolaryngologica (0.572)
  12. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (0.500)
  13. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America (0.497)
  14. ORL Journal of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and its Related Specialties (0.493)
  15. Scandinavian Audiology (0.488)
  16. Journal of Voice (0.464)
  17. American Journal of Rhinology (0.440)
  18. American Journal of Otolaryngology (0.437)
  19. European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology (0.432)

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Pediatric Surgery (Top Five)

  1. Journal of Pediatrics (3.011)
  2. Journal of Pediatric Surgery (1.062)
  3. Pediatric Neurosurgery (0.770)
  4. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery (0.326)
  5. Pediatric Surgery International (0.228)

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Plastic Surgery (Top Seven)

  1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.377)
  2. Clinics in Plastic Surgery (0.975)
  3. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (0.950)
  4. British Journal of Plastic Surgery (0.847)
  5. Annals of Plastic Surgery (0.527)
  6. Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery (0.409)
  7. European Journal of Plastic Surgery (0.139)

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Transplantation (Top Nine)

  1. Transplantation (3.544)
  2. Bone Marrow Transplantation (2.771)
  3. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (2.457)
  4. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (1.693)
  5. Clinical Transplantation (1.682)
  6. Tranplant International (1.522)
  7. Cell Transplantation (1.353)
  8. Transplantation Proceedings (0.850)
  9. Dialysis and Transplantation (0.337)

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Urology and Nephrology (Top Ten)

1.   Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (6.846)
2.   
Kidney International (4.562)
3.   
American Journal of Kidney Disease (2.759)
4.   
Journal of Urology (2.668)
5.   
The Prostate (2.552)
6.   
Urology (2.260)
7.   
Neurourology and Urodynamics (2.122)
8.   
Nephron (1.938)
9.   
Seminars in Nephrology (1.932)
10.
Urologic Clinics of North America (1.845)

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