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Sexually Transmitted Infections flies even higher
Impact factors for journals for the year 2006 have recently been published and we are delighted to report that the impact factor for Sexually Transmitted Infections has again increased, from 2.668 in 2005, to 3.395 in 2006 (fig 11).). Sexually Transmitted Infections is now ranked 13th of 47 journals in the category “infectious diseases.” It is now the highest ranked sexually transmitted infections specialty journal in terms of impact factor and has overtaken Sexually Transmitted Diseases (table 11).). The journal impact factor for 2006 reflects the number of citations in 2006 to papers published in Sexually Transmitted Infections in 2004 and 2005.
Over the past few years the journal has received an increasing number of high quality submissions and is able to publish the very best of these. The quality of published articles is reflected in the fact they are highly cited.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 The Bench>Press system facilitates online submission and Online First enables us to publish an accepted paper “online” within a few days of accepting it and in advance of subsequent publication in the paper journal.16 As editors we urge you to send us your best submissions. By doing so you will enable us to publish articles of a high standard throughout 2007, 2008, and beyond and further enable us to continue to build on the success achieved with Sexually Transmitted Infections.