For detailed information about Journal Impact Factor (IF or JIF), which is published annually by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science Group) in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), we recommend authors to refer to the Clarivate website for the most detailed explanation: Calculation for journal impact factor
The 2023 JCR release and information is available on the Clarivate website: Journal Citation Reports
Generally, the JIF is a metric of excellence for a journal, it is not an article-level metric. Article-level metrics are citations to a specific article, as well as altmetrics, tweetations, twimpact factor.
JMIR Publications discourages JIF misuse. Read more: What is Impact Factor misuse?
While JMIR Publications is proud of our leading position when ranked by Journal Impact Factor, we also discourage misuse of JIF. Still, our ranking in the JCR is an important validation that even as a small Open Access publisher we can compete with journals published by publishing giants.
Changes to Journal Impact Factors from Clarivate
As of the 2023 JCR released today, all Web of Science Core Collection™ journals have a Journal Impact Factor (JIF). Prior to this, JIFs were only given to journals in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)™ and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)™. Now around 9,000 journals from 3,000+ publishers from Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)™ and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)™ now have JIFs as well.
Another change is that JIF will now be one decimal place rather than three. Some journals may seem like their JIF has dropped as they are rounded to one decimal place, but actually, that may not be the case. This is part of Clarivate’s mission to level the playing field and encourage the use of a number of metrics to evaluate impact, rather than just JIF.
JIF Announcements about JMIR Publications journals
Please check our latest announcements regarding fourteen of JMIR Publications journals receiving JIFs during the 2023 announcement of JCR reports.
For 10 years now, JMIR is consistently ranked in the first quartile (Q1) in both of its disciplines, medical informatics and health services research, as well as among the over 2000 "Clinical Medicine" journals indexed in JCR.
In total, 14 out of the 34 open access journals published by JMIR Publications now have a JIF. This represents a 133% increase compared to last year. Additionally, we have launched more journals in the past two years that are not yet eligible for metrics such as JIF and CiteScore.
Our journals with inaugural Impact Factors include:
JMIR Aging - 4.9
JMIR Cancer - 2.8
JMIR Formative Research - 2.2
JMIR Human Factors - 2.7
JMIR Medical Education - 3.6, Q1 Journal According to Scopus Citescore
JMIR Research Protocols - 1.7
JMIR Publications flagship and tenured journals continue to remain strong:
Our flagship journal Journal of Medical Internet Research, has gone from 7.1 to 7.4
JMIR Medical Informatics remains at 3.2
JMIR Mental Health has gone from 6.3 to 5.2
JMIR mHealth and uHealth has gone from 4.9 to 5
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance has gone from 14.6 to 8.5
JMIR Serious Games has gone from 3.3 to 4
- What is the Impact Factor of your sister journal XY? Can I use the same Impact Factor as J Med Internet Res to advertise the importance of my work?
- What is impact factor misuse?
- 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?
- What are altmetrics, tweetations, twimpact factor (tw7)?
- Why is JMIR Publications a "leading publisher"?
- Why do authors love publishing in JMIR journals?