The 2011 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) have ranked several University of Chicago Press journals at the top of their subject categories. Eleven of Chicago’s science and social science titles rank in the top ten of their respective categories, with six ranking in the top five.
Chicago’s top ranked journals:
· The Journal of Geology (Ranked #3 of 46 in geology)
· The Quarterly Review of Biology (Ranked #3 of 84 in biology)
· American Journal of Sociology (Ranked #4 of137 in sociology)
· Crime and Justice (Ranked #4 of 50 in criminology & penology)
· Critical Inquiry (Ranked #4 of 35 in cultural studies)
· Current Anthropology (Ranked #4 of 79 in anthropology)
· The American Naturalist (Ranked #10 of 45 in evolutionary biology)
· Economic Development and Cultural Change (Ranked #6 of 66 in area studies)
· The China Journal (Ranked #7 of 66 in area studies)
· Isis (Ranked #9 of 39 in history & philosophy of science)
· The Journal of Modern History (Ranked #6 of 55 in history)
Journal Citation Reports® offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR® helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.
Founded in 1891, the University of Chicago Press was conceived by President William Rainey Harper as an organic part of the University, extending the influence of Chicago scholars around the globe. Within ten years, the Press had introduced fourteen scholarly journals (including American Journal of Sociology, The Elementary School Journal, The Journal of Geology, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, and Journal of Political Economy - all remain in wide circulation). Today, the University of Chicago Press Journals Division publishes more than 50 journals and hardcover serials, presenting original research from international scholars in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical sciences.