The growth of Pediatric Rheumatology: Pediatric Rheumatology European Society and the impact factor
1 Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
2 Department of Pediatrics, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
Pediatric Rheumatology 2012, 10:19 doi:10.1186/1546-0096-10-19Published: 24 July 2012
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We are pleased to announce that Pediatric Rheumatology (PR) has its first impact factor. The journal has just been given an impact factor of 1.44 this June after 5 years of association with the online publisher BioMed Central. This ranks our journal 59th out of 113 pediatric journals and 22nd out of 29 rheumatology journals and we are just 5 years old (based on Impact Factor in the 2011 Journal Citation Reports) . We have been listed on PubMed since 2007 and have applied for inclusion in MedLine. These are important steps in the growth and maturation of our journal. Pediatric Rheumatology is the only journal entirely devoted to our specialty with an impact factor and as an open access journal can therefore be reached by medical students, residents, and primary care physicians and specialists, as well as non-physicians and the general public all over the world.