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How to cite your WIREs article

You can find the Abbreviated Title at the end of your abstract or in the table below.

  • WIREs Abbreviated Title Year, Volume: Pages. DOI
    Example: WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 2009, 1: 35-46. doi: 10.1002/wnan.21

  • WIREs Abbreviated Title Year. DOI
    Example: WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 2009. doi: 10.1002/wnan.21
WIREs Title Abbreviated Title for Citing Contact Us Guide for Authors
WIREs Climate Change WIREs Clim Change Download
WIREs Cognitive Science WIREs Cogn Sci Download
WIREs Computational Molecular Science WIREs Comput Mol Sci Download
WIREs Computational Statistics WIREs Comput Stat Download
WIREs Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery WIREs Data Mining Knowl Discov Download
WIREs Developmental Biology WIREs Dev Biol Download
WIREs Energy and Environment WIREs Energy Environ Download
WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol Download
WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine WIREs Syst Biol Med Download
WIREs Water WIREs Water Download


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Publication ethics and malpractice statement

The WIREs adhere strongly to the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All instances of publishing misconduct, including, but not limited to, plagiarism, data fabrication, image/data manipulation to falsify/enhance results, etc. will result in rejection/retraction of the manuscript in question.

2014 Impact Factors

Abbreviated Title   2-Yr   5-Yr
WIREs Clim Change  3.415  5.210
WIREs Cogn Sci  1.869  2.089
WIREs Comput Mol Sci 11.885 11.118
WIREs Data Mining
  Knowl Discov
 1.594  1.954
WIREs Dev Biol  3.689      -
WIREs Energy Environ  1.225      -
WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol  4.494  5.178
WIREs RNA  6.019  6.164
WIREs Syst Biol Med  3.205  3.181

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