For Immediate Release

American Journal of Public Health remains leader in public health research

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Washington, D.C., July 1, 2013 – American Journal of Public Health ranks as a highly cited journal in public health research, according to the newly released 2013 Journal Citation Reports. In the category of Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, AJPH ranked fourth out of 136 titles on the report’s Social Science Index and 16th out of 158 titles on the Science index.    

The journal’s 2012 Impact Factor is 3.930, a value that references the average number of times a study from the journal has been cited in other research. AJPH’s latest impact factor indicates an increase in citations over the past year.

“We are pleased to learn that the American Journal of Public Health, remains a solid leader in the field of public health research,” said American Public Health Association Executive Director and AJPH Publisher, Georges Benjamin, MD. “The latest rankings reinforce our continued efforts to provide researchers, health professionals, policymakers, students and many others with the latest and most reliable, credible and impactful evidence in public health.”

The American Journal of Public Health®, published since 1911, is the monthly journal of the American Public Health Association, the oldest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. APHA is a leading publisher of books and periodicals promoting sound scientific standards, action programs and public policy to enhance health. The Thompson Reuters 2013 Journal Citation Reports consist of calculations of science and social science citation data. The report, which aims to capture annual quantitative assessments of a journal’s scholarly standing, is comprised of the 2012 Science Citation Index and the 2012 Social Science Citation Index.

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