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Contraception Journal Increases “Impact Factor” Ranking for Fifth Straight Year

For Immediate Release
July 14,  2011

Beth Robbins, director of communications
(202) 621-1412

WASHINGTON, DC— The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), representing more than 12,000 reproductive health care providers, researchers, and educators, is pleased to congratulate the editorial board and staff of Contraception: An International Reproductive Health Journal. In the recently released rankings of reproductive health journals, Contraception has grown in impact factor to be ranked number 13 out of 75 reproductive health journals. Impact factor takes into account circulation, types of subscribers, and citations by authors of other peer-reviewed journal articles.

“Having Contraception as the official journal of ARHP has been a wonderful partnership for this organization and its members.” said Wayne C. Shields, president and CEO of ARHP. “My congratulations go to Dr. Mishell for his leadership in growing this small journal to such international prominence and excellence.”


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