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Another good year for the Journal
  1. Dana Loomis1,
  2. Malcolm R Sim2
  1. 1University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska, USA
  2. 2Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dana Loomis, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, 984395 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA; dana.loomis{at}

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The year just ended was a good one for OEM, with sustained progress on several indicators of the Journal's success. The Impact Factor continued its upward climb, rising from 3.30 for citations in 2008 to 3.64 for 2009 citations—a 10% increase. OEM now ranks 14th in its category and is the only occupational health specialty journal in the top 20.1

The most cited research papers of 2009 covered a wide range of topics in environmental and occupational health, including mobile phones,2 3 solvents and childhood leukaemia,4 asbestos and lung cancer,5 and disparities in occupational injury rates,6 demonstrating the Journal's diversity.

Contributions to the Journal also continued to increase in 2010. A year ago we reported a 30% jump in submissions from 2008 to 2009.7 Although the final …

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