New 2009 Impact Factors Soar for Newest Cell Press Journals

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CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 21, 2010

- Impressive Increases for Cell Stem Cell and Cell Host and MicrobeRankings; Cell Remains Top Journal in its Field

In the year since their 2008 preliminary ranking, Cell Press journalsCell Stem Cell and Cell Host and Microbe saw their Impact Factors surge,according to new data released in the 2009 Journal Citation Reports(c)published by ThomsonReuters.

In the report released June 17, Cell Stem Cell's rating rose to 23.563 -a growth of 40% from the journal's previous score. Cell Host and Microberanks 13.021 - boasting an increase of 75% from the journal's 2008 ImpactFactor.

Cell, the flagship journal of Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, remainsthe number one research journal in the Cell Biology and Biochemistry &Molecular Biology subject categories, with an Impact Factor of 31.152.

"We are thrilled to see our two youngest journals spur such incrediblegrowth in 2009," said Emilie Marcus, editor-in-chief of Cell Press. "We areproud of the work all of our publications contribute to the scientificcommunity, and grateful to our authors and reviewers who help make thispossible."

The ranking also reveals that Cancer Cell continues to grow with a 2009rating of 25.288. Molecular Cell saw an impressive 13% increase to 14.608,and The American Journal of Human Genetics, a Society journal within the CellPress publishing portfolio, saw its Impact Factor jump 21% in 2009 to 12.303.

The 2009 Journal Citation Reports(c) ranks the Cell Press journals'Impact Factors as follows: Cancer Cell (25.288), Cell (31.152), Immunity(20.589), Current Biology (10.992), Structure (5.904), Molecular Cell(14.608), Cell Metabolism (17.35), Cell Stem Cell (23.563), Cell Host andMicrobe (13.021), Chemistry and Biology (6.523), Neuron (13.26),Developmental Cell (13.363), Trends in Biochemical Sciences (11.572), Trendsin Cognitive Sciences (11.664), Trends in Genetics (8.689), Trends inMicrobiology (6.894), Trends in Molecular Medicine (11.049), Trends inNeuroscience (12.974), Trends in Plant Science (9.883), Trends inBiotechnology (6.909), Trends in Cell Biology (12.115), Trends in Ecology andEvolution (11.564), Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism (6.562), Trends inImmunology (8.768), Trends in Parasitology (4.298), Trends in PharmacologicalSciences (9.064), and Society Journals, American Journal of Human Genetics(12.303), and Biophysical Journal (4.39).

The Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the averagearticle in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The Impact Factorhelps to evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when comparedwith others in the same field.

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About Cell Press

Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, is committed to improving scientificcommunication through the publication of exciting research and reviews. Eachof our titles is viewed as a must-read by the scientific community it serves.Cell Press primary research journals include the flagship journal Cell, aswell as Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell,Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry & Biology, Cell Metabolism, Cell Host &Microbe, Cell Stem Cell, and, new to Cell Press, Biophysical Journal, and TheAmerican Journal of Human Genetics. Cell Press also publishes the Trendsfamily of reviews journals, including Trends in Cell Biology, Trends inNeurosciences, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences. (

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical andmedical information products and services. The company works in partnershipwith the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000journals, including The Lancet ( and Cell(, and close to 20,000 book titles, including majorreference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions includeScienceDirect (, Scopus (,Reaxys (, MD Consult ( andNursing Consult (, which enhance theproductivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite( and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (,which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes morecost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier ( employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is partof Reed Elsevier Group PLC (, a world-leadingpublisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed ElsevierPLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).Contact: Cathleen Genova | Press Officer Cell Press +1-617-397-2802 (office) |

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