Unofficial Impact Factor

International Journal Medical Education Impact Factor

The latest (2013) Impact Factor reports for journals, including those in the Medical Informatics category, have recently been released by Thomson Reuters. Dr Gunther Eysenbach, Founding Editor and Publisher of JMIR, has once again provided a thorough report on the results in his blog article, from which the material here is extracted (read his full report/analysis at ).

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR, the flagship journal of JMIR Publications, is again ranked as the journal with the highest impact factor in its discipline (a 2013 impact factor of 4.7). As Gunther writes “These results hold even if the impact factor is corrected for journal self-cites. The impact factor 2013 measures how often articles published in the last 2 years (2011-2012) were cited in 2013, and is (for better or worse) an important metric for academics when deciding where to submit their best work.”

The runner-up is JAMIA, published by the BMJ Group for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), which has an impact factor of 3.932. Elsevier’s International Journal of Medical Informatics has an impact factor of 2.7, while other medical informatics journals include J Biomed Inform (just below 2.5), BMC Med Inform Decis (1.5), Meth Inform Med (1.1) and Applied Clinical Inform (0.386). This is the first year that ACI has had an impact factor.

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