JMIR Medical Informatics receives spectacular inaugural impact factor of 3.188

Update: This is an archived post. The most up-to-date impact factor news for JMIR Medical Informatics based on the Journal Citation Reports released in June 2020 can be found here.  

(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 Medical Informatics has received an impressive inaugural impact factor of 3.188.This impact factor, released by Clarivate in June 2019, puts JMIR Medical Informatics in Q2 of the digital health category. JMIR Medical Informatics ranks above journals such as 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).

In other news, J Med Internet Res remains #1 in the digital health category with a journal impact factor of almost 5 (4.924) and JMIR mHealth and uHealth remains #2 with a journal impact factor of 4.301.

“To come out on top of well-established and decades-old journals, is a major testament to the quality of our authors—who are the emerging leaders in this field—and work we publish, as well as the open access model and professionalism of JMIR Publications as a progressive mission-driven publisher advancing digital health research.” says Christian Lovis, Editor-in-Chief of JMIR Medical Informatics, and professor of clinical informatics at the University of Geneva. While other publishers are now finally waking up and transitioning to open access, JMIR Publications has a 20 year headstart and is still one of only 2 open access publishers ranked by impact factor.

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. 

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