by Josh Bueller
Why does it seem like I'm always failing to keep up to date on trends in biotechnology? Does it seem that way to you too? There's just too much information out there to stay on top of everything and still have a life. So, I've decided to let the information come to me.
If you didn't realize it already, the old Science Citation Index is now part of the Journal Citation Report (JCR) and this database is provided through the Thompson-Reuters Web of Knowledge. Through the JCR, you can determine a specific journal's influence in the marketplace as compared to others. You can get information from the most relevant journals in your field to do all sorts of things like review trends and strategic directions, monitor competitors, and identify new opportunities in biotechnology.
To speed up my information gathering, Ive decided to subscribe to the journals that have the most Impact. The journals listed below carry the highest impact factors in biotechnology (source: JCR 2009 report):
1) Nature Biotechnology
2) Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
3) Genome Research
4) Biotechnology Advances
5) Current Opinion in Biotechnology
6) Stem Cells
7) Briefings in Bioinformatics
8) Mutation Research - Reviews
9) Trends in Biotechnology
10) Genome Biology
11) Molecular Therapy
13) Biosensors & Bioelectronics
15) Biofuels Bioproducts & Biorefining
Hope this helps with your searching as well!