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Sex Transm Infect. 2007 August; 83(5): 346.
PMCID: PMC2659021

Journal impact factors for 2006

Short abstract

Sexually Transmitted Infections flies even higher

Keywords: impact factors, sexually transmitted infections

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.

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Figure 1 Impact factors for Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2002–6.
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Table 1 Specialty journal impact factors for 2006 (published in 2007)

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.


1. Van Bergen J, Gotz H M, Richardus J H. et al Prevalence of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis increases significantly with level of urbanisation and suggests targeted screening approaches: results from the first national population based study in the Netherlands. Sex Transm Infect 2005. 8117–23.23 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
2. Gotz H M, van Bergen J E, Veldhuijzen I K. et al A prediction rule for selective screening of Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Sex Transm Infect 2005. 8124–30.30 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
3. Weiss H A, Thomas S L, Munabi S K. et al Male circumcision and risk of syphilis, chancroid, and genital herpes: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Sex Transm Infect 2006. 82101–109.109 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
4. French P, Ison C A, Macdonald N. Lymphogranuloma venereum in the United Kingdom. Sex Transm Infect 2005. 8197–98.98 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
5. Van der Bij A K, Stolte I G, Coutinho R A. et al Increase of sexually transmitted infections, but not HIV, among young homosexual men in Amsterdam: are STIs still reliable markers for HIV transmission? Sex Transm Infect 2005. 8143–47.47 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
6. Hesketh T, Duo L, Li H. et al Attitudes to HIV and HIV testing in high prevalence areas of China: informing the introduction of voluntary counselling and testing programmes. Sex Transm Infect 2005. 81108–112.112 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
7. García‐Calleja J M, Gouws E, Ghys P D. National population based HIV prevalence surveys in sub‐Saharan Africa: results and implications for HIV and AIDS estimates. Sex Transm Infect 2006. 82(Suppl 3)iii64–iii70.iii70 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
8. Minnis A M, Padian N S. Effectiveness of female controlled barrier methods in preventing sexually transmitted infections and HIV: current evidence and future research directions. Sex Transm Infect 2005. 81193–200.200 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
9. Meyer T, Arndt R, von Krosigk A. et al Repeated detection of lymphogranuloma venereum caused by Chlamydia trachomatis L2 in homosexual men in Hamburg. Sex Transm Infect 2005. 8191–92.92 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
10. Brown T, Grossly N C, Garnett G. et al Improving projections at the country level: the UNAIDS Estimation and Projection Package 2005. Sex Transm Infect 2006. 82(Suppl 3)iii34–iii40.iii40 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
11. Anagrius C, Loré B, Jensen J S. Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence, clinical significance, and transmission. Sex Transm Infect 2005. 81458–462.462 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
12. Chen M Y, Fairley C K, Donovan B. Discordance between trends in chlamydia notifications and hospital admission rates for chlamydia related diseases in New South Wales, Australia. Sex Transm Infect 2005. 81318–322.322 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
13. Aguilar L V, Lazcano‐Ponce E, Vaccarella S. et al Human papillomavirus in men: comparison of different genital sites. Sex Transm Infect 2006. 8231–33.33 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
14. Aldrich T, Becker D, Garcia S G. et al Mexican physicians' knowledge and attitudes about the human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: a national survey. Sex Transm Infect 2005. 81135–141.141 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
15. Lyerla R, Gouws E, García‐Calleja J M. et al The 2005 Workbook: an improved tool for estimating HIV prevalence in countries with low level and concentrated epidemics. Sex Transm Infect 2006. 82(Suppl 3)41–44.44 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
16. Miller R F, Ward H. Online First in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Sex Transm Infect 2006. 82190

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