Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2011) Impact Factor: 3.155
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking 2011: 6/55 (Multidisciplinary Sciences)
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is one of the oldest scientific journals in the United States and among the most cited of multidisciplinary scientific serials. Continuously published since 1823, Annals is the premier publication of the Academy, offering the proceedings of conferences sponsored by the NYAS as well as those of other scientific organizations. New ideas are frequently unveiled at conferences, and the proceedings literature, even when speculative, can provide both a window on the research activity of the moment and important insights into the future direction of research. With 30 volumes published annually by Wiley-Blackwell, Annals provides multidisciplinary perspectives on research of current scientific interest with far-reaching implications for the wider scientific community and society at large. Annals' scope, although primarily focused on biomedical areas, extends into fields as diverse as astronomy, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Each publication assembles the best thinking of key contributors for a comprehensive treatment of a field of investigation at a time when emerging developments offer the promise of new insight. These volumes stimulate new ways to think about science by providing a neutral forum for discourse -- within and across many institutions and fields. The Institute for Scientific Information ranks the Annals in the top 2% of sources cited in the scientific literature. Annals' impact and immediacy factors have increased steadily in the last seven years, as has its ranking within the category of multidisciplinary journals. Another measure of a journal's effectiveness is its 'shelf life' (or cited half-life, measured by citation rate over several years); Annals cited half-life is comparable to that of a primary source research journal.
Other important facts about Annals:
• Full text is available online through the Wiley online content platform and is accessible to active members of the Academy and subscribing libraries, and on a pay-per-view basis to all others. Tables of contents and abstracts may be viewed by all.
• All Annals volumes dating to 1823 have been digitized to provide an online archive available through institutions that have purchased access and to Academy members with Annals benefits who have logged in on the New York Academy of Sciences Web site.