Table 1

The maximum impact factor and number of journals in different fields of medicine for 1997.

Field

Highest impact factor

No. Of journals


Biochemistry

40,782

253

Immunology

37,796

117

Cell biol.

37,297

130

Medicine (exp)

28,114

61

Medicine (gen)

27,766

100

Endocrinology

23,017

81

Microbiology

18,153

73

Oncology

11,403

102

Psychiatry

10,751

67

Gastoenterology

10,250

42

Cardiology

9,762

62

Haematology

9,762

59

Pathology

6,501

66

Rheumatology

6,167

18

Surgery

5,954

114

Ophthalmology

5,250

39

Anaesthetics

4,625

21

Dermatology

4,584

32

Allergology

3,797

18

Paediatrics

3,793

66

Bioch. Res. Methods

3,181

33

Mycology

2,442

15

Ortopaedics

2,242

37

ENT

1,915

26


Jemec BMC Dermatology 2001 1:7   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-1-7

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