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OEM’s impact factor reaches a new high
  1. Keith Palmer1,
  2. Dana Loomis2
  1. 1
    Editor-in-chief, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  2. 2
    Deputy Editor, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  1. Keith Palmer, Editor, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, UK; oemeditorial{at}

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Readers and authors alike will be pleased to know that the impact factor (IF) of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) has risen to 2.817 in 2007, from 2.255 in 2006. (The IF is a bibliometric index which measures the citation frequency of articles contained in a journal, standardised according to its number of published, potentially citable articles.)

This is the highest IF the journal has ever had and represents the fourth consecutive year in which the IF has marched upwards. It is now over 50% higher than in 2003. The journal has also moved up the rankings within its sector (public, environmental and occupational health), which includes some 100 journals, including all the …

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  • Competing interests: KP and DL are editors of OEM.