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24 - Impact Factor: What is it? II
The impact factors allow for a classification of journals according to the impact of published articles on the scientific community. A higher impact factor means that the articles were cited more often and, therefore, the data published were used more often by other scientists. Using this method of classification, the top 5 journals in the area of Dermatology are the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (IF = 4.645), Archives in Dermatology (IF = 2.714), Wound Repair and Regeneration (IF = 2.505), British Journal of Dermatology (IF = 2.405), and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (IF = 2.341).