What is an Impact Factor?
What is Impact Factor misuse?
JMIR Publications discourages JIF misuse. Read more: What is Impact Factor misuse?
Nevertheless, JMIR Publications is proud of the fact that all JMIR Publications journals are consistently top-ranked (and authors getting published in JMIR Publications journals can be equally proud of it), and the Journal Impact Factor is only one of the metrics we are considering:
Impact Factor (see also What is an Impact Factor?)
h-index (h5) / Google Scholar
Google Scholar ranks journals by a 5-year h-index (h5), and also according to that metric, the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) is ranked #1. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, JMIR Medical Informatics, and JMIR Research Protocols also make the list of top 20 journals.
Leadership in best practices
JMIR Publications is one of the cofounders of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and is committed to industry-leading quality and ethical publication practices. JMIR Publications is also listed on the 2022 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.
Expert journal rankings
According to a survey among 398 health informatics experts by Dohan et al (The Expert Survey-Based Global Ranking of Management- and Clinical-Centered Health Informatics and IT Journals, Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement. Paper 45. http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ichita_transactions/45), JMIR and it's (then) 2 sister journals JMIR Medical Informatics and JMIR mHealth and uHealth were all ranked in the top tier, namely in the A+ (top 5%) and A (top 20%) tiers. JMIR Publications is the only publisher with 3 journals in the top 9 journals rated A or A+.
Author Feedback on journal rating sites
The Journal of Medical Internet Research is also ranked "leading" on scirev.
JMIR Publications portfolio of journals
The Journal of Medical Internet Research is consistently top-ranked by Impact Factor. Getting an impact factor usually takes at least 4-5 years, sometimes longer.
- What is an Impact Factor? What is JMIR's Impact Factor?
- What is the Impact Factor of JMIR Public Health and Surveillance?
- What is the Impact Factor of JMIR Serious Games?
- What is the Impact Factor of JMIR mHealth and uHealth?
- What is the Impact Factor of JMIR Medical Informatics?
- What is the Impact Factor of JMIR Mental Health?
- What is the Impact Factor of JMIR Research Protocols?
JMIR Publications journals are distinct journals.
Although some authors have successfully argued for PhD committee or promotion and tenure purposes that the quality is the same as Journal of Medical Internet Research, hence it may be viewed as on-par with the Journal of Medical Internet Research in terms of expected citations. However, authors are cautioned that we have no insight in how your organization views or (mis)uses the impact factor for institutional/organizational academic evaluation.
We note that there are other markers for quality such as the number of citations to your specific article, or altmetrics, both of which are available even if a journal is not in JCR/SCIE. What are altmetrics, tweetations, twimpact factor (tw7)?
If the primary goal is to create an early scientific record of what you are planning to do (e.g. to facilitate new collaborations and claiming priority for methodological innovations or study designs, or to facilitate recruitment, or subsequent reporting of the results), we encourage authors to consider publishing a research protocol in JMIR Research Protocols or formative work in JMIR Formative Research.
- Why should I publish my protocol or grant proposal?
- What is the impact factor of JMIR Research Protocols?
- What is the impact factor of JMIR Formative Research?
For additional questions on JIF
If you have questions, like "When will XY journal get an official impact factor?" please contact Clarivate (formerly: Thomson Reuters), which is the company in charge for releasing the Journal Citation Reports. Sadly, as publisher we have limited influence on which journals Clarivate decides to cover. We invite you to fill in their form, as perhaps this will encourage them to speed up their evaluation of journals.