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Issue 121 Autumn 2016

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Top basic science journal in endocrinology

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All the Society for Endocrinology’s journals have received their updated impact factors, which take into account citations in 2015 of papers published in 2013 and 2014.

The newly released impact factor of 4.498 for Journal of Endocrinology has seen this Society journal climb an impressive 17 places in the Endocrinology and Metabolism category. With an impact factor now higher than those of the Endocrine Society’s journals Endocrinology and Molecular Endocrinology, as well as that of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, it is now the top basic science journal dedicated to endocrinology.

Journal of Molecular Endocrinology’s strong impact factor of 2.947 confirms that it retains its position as a premier journal in molecular endocrinology. The journal’s underlying 5-year impact factor, which provides a longer term measure of quality, is 3.258.

Endocrine-Related Cancer received an impressive 2015 impact factor of 4.472, and remains in the top quartile of both its categories: Oncology, and Endocrinology and Metabolism. This reinforces its standing as the leading journal linking oncology and endocrinology, with a 5-year impact factor at 4.845.

Clinical Endocrinology has risen four places in the Endocrinology and Metabolism category, with a new impact factor of 3.487.

We thank the Editorial Board members, and in particular the Editors-in-Chief, for their commitment to the Society’s journals. Equally important are the authors and reviewers who have supported the journals and contributed to their success.



The Society’s open-access journal Endocrine Connections has been accepted for indexing in Thomson Reuters’ Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). This will provide further exposure for all articles, greatly enhancing the ability of readers to discover the authors’ work. Authors can also track citation data for their articles, which will contribute to their H-indexes.

Professor Josef Köhrle, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, expressed his delight, remarking, ‘I hope that this news encourages more scientists and clinicians to submit their work to Endocrine Connections and benefit from the journal’s fast publication times and open access publishing.’

Endocrine Connections is the only open access journal in endocrinology that is owned by learned societies, so submitting your paper directly benefits the field by supporting the Society for Endocrinology. The journal also offers an average receipt to acceptance time of just 46 days. For more information about publishing in Endocrine Connections, and the discounted charges for Society members, visit

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