News Release: Movement Disorders Impact Factor Rises to 7.072


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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 7.072, now ranking 13 out of 194 Clinical Neurology titles, according to the 2016 Thomson Reuters 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 ninth consecutive year that the impact factor for the journal has increased. Furthermore, it shows nearly a 17.7% increase, rising from 6.01 in 2015. 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, Prof. José A. Obeso, states, “For a sub-specialty journal to have an impact factor higher than 5 is already a very good mark, as most prestigious academic centers only value and take into consideration publications in journals greater than 5.” Obeso adds, “In the case of Movement Disorders, an impact factor above 7 represents elite status among general neurology journals, as we are now close to classic titles like Neurology and Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. We have achieved this without introducing any major or radical change in our editorial policy, but just improving the quality of the articles we publish. We trust that the new impact factor will further attract articles of the highest scientific level in the field of Movement Disorders and the basal ganglia.”

MDS President, Dr. Christopher Goetz, comments “This impact factor is the highest we have witnessed and is a testament to the high quality of the journal articles from authors publishing their best work in Movement Disorders and to the excellent Editor and his staff.  The international scientific community looks to this journal for the very best.”

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

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 6,000 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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