(Toronto, June 28, 2023) JMIR Publications announced today that its flagship journal, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, reported a Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of 7.4 as published in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Clarivate. The journal increased 4.6% from last year’s JCR and continues to retain its historical position as a leading health services research journal.
The Journal of Medical Internet Research is ranking in the first quartile (Q1) of both the “Health Care Science & Services” and the “Medical Informatics” subject categories, ranking 3rd (out of 105 health services and sciences research journals) and 5th (out of 31 medical informatics journals), respectively. The Journal of Medical Internet Research also saw a year over year increase in its Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) to 1.72 (Q1), meaning that it has 72% more citation impact than the average in its category. This marks the 17th year in a row where the journal is ranked Q1 in both categories.
We would like to emphasize that the JIF published by Clarivate should be regarded as just one of several metrics used to assess the quality or influence of an article. It is crucial to consider the JIF in conjunction with other indicators rather than relying on it in isolation. We do not support any misuse of the JIF and actively encourage all to use other measures (eg, author satisfaction ratings on SciRev and Google; article usage and scores from services like Eigenfactor, Google Scholar, CiteScore, Altmetric, Plum Analytics, etc), alongside new and emerging open science measures that support broader advances in science and academia. We align with DORA on the importance of contextual metrics and the need to transition the research ecosystem away from JIF dominance.
Other metrics from other reputable journal ranking systems also confirm the Journal of Medical Internet Research as the leading journal:
- Google Scholar ranks the journal as the top (#1) Medical Informatics journal, with an h5 index of 125
- The CiteScore 2022 (average citations over a 4-year window, published in 2023 by Elsevier based on Scopus data) is 12.1, ranking the journal Q1 in the Health Informatics discipline.
The JMIR Publications flagship and tenured journals continue to remain leading journals in their respective fields by JIF and other citation metrics:
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance has a JIF 8.5. Q1 in Clarivate SSCI Public Health; Q1 in SCIE Public Health, Q1 in Citescore Public Health, and Q1 in Citescore Health Informatics
Our flagship journal, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, has increased from 7.1 to 7.4. Q1 in Clarivate SCIE Health Care Sciences & Services; Q1 in Clarivate SCIE Medical Informatics; Q1 in Citescore Health Informatics, Ranked #1 in Google Scholar Medical Informatics
JMIR Mental Health has a JIF of 5.2. Q1 in Citescore Psychiatry and Mental Health
JMIR mHealth and uHealth has increased from 4.9 to 5. Q1 in Clarivate SCIE Health Care Sciences & Services; Q1 in Clarivate SCIE Medical Informatics; Q1 in Citescore Health Informatics, Ranked #3 in Google Scholar Medical Informatics
JMIR Serious Games has increased from 3.3 to 4 Q1 in Citescore Rehabilitation; Q1 in Citescore Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
JMIR Medical Informatics remains at 3.2 Q1 in Citescore Health Information Management
Our journals with an inaugural JIF include:
JMIR Aging - 4.9 Q1 (ranked #1) in ESCI Gerontology; Q1 in Citescore Health; Q1 in Citescore Nursing/Gerontology; Q1 in Citescore Health Informatics
JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting - 3.7 Q1 (ranked #2) in ESCI Pediatrics
JMIR Medical Education - 3.6 Q1 in Citescore Education
JMIR Cancer - 2.8 Q1 (ranked 16/76) in ESCI Oncology
JMIR Human Factors - 2.7
JMIR Formative Research - 2.2
JMIR Research Protocols - 1.7
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