Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Impact Factor

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4703

This factor is obtained by counting the citation of a given paper in a scientific journal within 2 or 5 years; thus, there are two factors, which can be obtained for each journal in a given scientific field (e.g., parasitology). Impact factors of course increase considerably, if in a given scientific field many journals are listed. Furthermore reviews are more often cited than original articles. This can be seen in the list of the top 20 journals (out of 35) in the field of Parasitology (obtained in 2013):

Top 20 journals in the category Parasitology (out of 35) are presented in Table 1.
Impact Factor, Table 1

Impact factor of the top 20 journals in the field of Parasitology in the year 2013

Rank

Abbreviated journal title

Publisher

Total cites

Impact factor

5-year impact factor

1

Cell Host Microbe

Cell Press

6108

12.609

13.567

2

Plos Pathog

Public Library Science

19,743

8.136

8.917

3

Trends Parasitol

Elsevier Sci Ltd

4819

5.513

4.878

4

Plos Neglect Trop D

Public Library Science

6012

4.569

4.963

5

Adv Parasit

Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science

1543

3.778

4.500

6

Int J Parasitol

Elsevier Sci Ltd

9238

3.637

3.721

7

Malaria J

Biomed Central Ltd

6532

3.400

3.476

8

Parasite Vector

Biomed Central Ltd

1558

3.246

3.071

9

Parasitol Res

Springer

9088

2.852

2.506

10

Acta Trop

Elsevier Science Bv

5090

2.787

2.511

11

Mol Biochem Parasit

Elsevier Science Bv

7421

2.734

2.859

12

Folia Parasit

Folia Parasitologica

1141

2.515

1.706

13

Vet Parasitol

Elsevier Slsevier Bv

12,644

2.381

2.611

14

Parasitology

Cambridge Univ Press

8043

2.355

2.463

15

Ticks Tick-Borne Dis

Elsevier Gmbh, Urban & Fischer Verlag

186

2.353

2.353

16

Parasitol Int

Elsevier Ireland Ltd

1674

2.302

2.372

17

Parasite Immunol

Wiley-Blackwell

2605

2.208

2.413

18

Exp Parasitol

Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science

4948

2.154

2.093

19

Mem I Oswaldo Cruz

Fundaco Oswaldo Cruz

5144

1.363

1.962

20

J Parasitol

Amer Soc Parasitologists

7522

1.321

1.334

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für ZoomorphologieZellbiologie und Parasitologie, Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany