Movement Disorders Impact Factor Rises to 8.324

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MILWAUKEE, WI – The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is pleased to announce that the Movement Disorders impact factor has increased to 8.324, now ranking 11 out of 197 Clinical Neurology titles, according to the 2017 Clarivate Analytics InCites Journal Citation Reports rankings.

The impact factor of an academic journal is a performance measure based on the yearly average number of citations to recently published articles during the previous two years. This latest statistic marks the tenth consecutive year that the impact factor for the journal has increased. Furthermore, it shows a 17.7% increase, rising from 7.072 in 2016. The continued increase in impact factor reflects the number of citations resulting from the high quality research being published in Movement Disorders.

Editor-in-Chief, José A. Obeso, MD, PhD, states, “This new impact factor (IF) highlights Movement Disorders as part of an elite group of top neurology journals and certainly number one among those dedicated to Parkinson's disease and movement disorders. The extraordinary rise in the IF that has taken place over the last few years is the consequence of MDS working together with the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., as well as the paramount contributions of Associate Editors, the Editorial Board and reviewers in general. Importantly, the quality of submitted articles has increased over the years because Movement Disorders attracts better material and more qualified authors. I would like to congratulate my team for such phenomenal achievement and encourage authors to continue considering Movement Disorders as their primary publication target in our field.”

MDS President, Christopher G. Goetz, MD, adds “The new impact factor is enormously impressive and a very strong reflection on the caliber of our journal, the journal Editor, and his staff.”

The latest research in Movement Disorders can be found in the Wiley Online Library at

About Movement Disorders:
Movement Disorders, the official journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, is a highly read and referenced journal covering all topics of the field, including both clinical and basic science. Subscribers receive supplements on special topics in addition to 12 regular issues of the journal each year.

About the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society:
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), an international society of over 7,000 clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research. For more information about MDS, visit


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