The FASEB Journal has been named by the Special Libraries Association as one of the top 100 influential biomedical journals of the past century. This recognition results from an international poll of more than 680 members of the Special Libraries Association’s Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. The poll was conducted as part of the Special Libraries Association’s centennial anniversary celebration.
“I consider it a great honor to have our young journal named among these publications,” said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal and author of several books covering the history of biology and medicine. “We are, after all, only 22 years old, and other interdisciplinary journals, such as those of the Royal Society, established in1832, and the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., established in1914—also on the list—set the standard before us. We are proud to celebrate the centennial of the Special Libraries Association and to rank among the distinguished journals they have chosen.”
The FASEB Journal as established in 1987 and has since become the most cited biology journal worldwide, according to the Institute for Scientific Information. The FASEB Journal (fasebj.org) is published by the Federation of the American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). FASEB comprises 22 nonprofit societies specializing in the biological sciences. Collectively, these organizations have more than 80,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. FASEB advances biological science through collaborative advocacy for research policies that promote scientific progress and education and lead to improvements in human health. The FASEB Journal also distributes a monthly e-mail highlighting selected articles from each corresponding issue. To receive these e-mails, visit the journal's Website and click on "Press Room."
“Despite its relatively short history, The FASEB Journal has grown to become a strong pillar of FASEB’s mission,” said Guy Fogleman, Ph.D., Executive Director of FASEB. “Not only does this recognition show that FASEB’s investments in the journal have been very worthwhile to the greater biological sciences community, but it also shows that the journal is one of the most important facilitators of scientific progress toward curing humankind’s most challenging diseases, from cancer to the common cold.”
The entire list of 100 journals presented in alphabetical order is available online at the Special Libraries Association's Website. From this list of 100 journals, the top 10 most influential journals will be revealed in an Academy Awards style ceremony on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 11:30am, at the convention site in Washington D.C. From the final 10 journals, the Special Libraries Association will name the single most influential biomedical journal of the century. The Special Libraries Association is a global nonprofit organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. The organization serves more than 10,000 corporate, academic, government, and other information specialists in 75 countries.