JMIR journals continue to lead the field according to Clarivate Journal Impact Factors

Update: This is an archived post. The most up-to-date impact factor news for JMIR journals is based on the Journal Citation Reports released in June 2020 in which JMIR received an impact factor of 5.03.

(Philadelphia/Toronto, June 26, 2019) We are excited to announce that, according to the newly released Clarivate Journal Impact Factors published in the 2019 Journal Citations Report (JCR), JMIR Publications’ journals continue to not only rank among the top digital health journals, but lead the field, with 4 JMIR journals ranked among the top 8 (Q1), according to the Clarivate Medical Informatics / digital health journals category Impact Factor ranking. 

J Med Internet Res remains #1 in the digital health category with a journal impact factor of almost 5 (4.945) and JMIR mHealth and uHealth remains #2 with a journal impact factor of 4.301. The JMIR journals lead the entire field and remain ahead of other journals such as JAMIA (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association) or  IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. It is also ahead of mega journals like BMJ Open, Plos One, Scientific Reports and PeerJ.

In its second year with an impact factor, JMIR Serious Games has seen an impressive increase to 3.351, with the journal leading all games-related journals ranked in SCIE.

Finally, we are very proud that JMIR Medical Informatics has finally received an impressive inaugural impact factor of 3.188, which puts it into Q2 of this category (rank #8) and leaving other well established journals in the dust, including Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Impact Factor 2.990), International Journal of Medical Informatics (2.731), Journal of Medical Systems (2.415), Health Informatics Journal (2.297), BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (2.067), and the two IMIA journals Applied Medical Informatics (1.306) and Methods of Information in Medicine (1.024), which were in the past excluded from the JCR ranking due to citation stacking (citation cartel). Npj Digital Medicine (published by Nature Springer but no relationship to "the" Nature) and Lancet Digital Health (Elsevier) are new entrants in the space (welcome!) but have no impact factor and also charge extremely high article processing charges (such as US $5000).

JMIR Publications - with now a portfolio of almost 30 journals - strives to help leaders in the health technology space disseminate their ideas and research results. We take pride in our stringent peer-review and editing processes that ensure the research we publish is always of the highest quality. We thank our editors and reviewers who help us to succeed in these goals. But most importantly, our authors, who continue to share their unique and ground-breaking research with us and the public, deserve the main credit - it is them who are making JMIR journals the top journals in digital health by deciding to send their best paper to a JMIR journal, and who made JMIR Publications the uncontested leading publisher in the digital health space 

While we are proud of our impact factors for these four journals, we do want to stress that impact factors are not the only metric to gauge the influence and quality of a journal. 

While not all JMIR Publications’ journals have impact factors yet, we have the same quality expectations and processes for all our journals - all papers undergo a thorough peer-review process, and all applicable journals are indexed in PubMed. And we encourage authors to look at other quality metrics as well, such as top author satisfaction ratings on sites such as SciRev or Google, where JMIR also has consistent 5-star ratings.

Submit your paper today at JMIR - and to celebrate our 20th anniversary and our new top impact factors, we are waiving the submission fees for all submissions in July 2019!