September 1, 2006
BioScience’s journal impact factor, based on citations in 2005 to articles published in BioScience in 2003 and 2004, rose to 4.708, according to Thomson Scientific’s Journal Citation Reports. The new impact factor means that BioScience ranks 7th out of 65 journals in Thomson’s biology category. The new Thomson data also indicate that BioScience’s journal immediacy index is 0.731, and the cited half-life 7.9 years. AIBS takes pride in this recognition of BioScience’s importance in the scholarly community.