Thomson Reuters released its 2015 Journal Impact Factors (JIFs), and Academic Medicine has earned a JIF of 3.857. This is our highest JIF ever and places us at the top of the Education, Scientific Disciplines category.
In addition to having the top JIF in our category, Academic Medicine maintained its status as the most highly-cited journal in the field with nearly 11,000 citations in 2015.
The JIF is calculated by dividing the number of citations in a given year by the total number of articles published in the two previous years. Our 2015 JIF reflects the number of citations we received in 2015 divided by the number of articles we published in 2013 and 2014.
The JIF is just one way to measure a journal’s success and influence. Former Academic Medicine editor-in-chief Steven L. Kanter, MD, wrote an editorial in our September 2009 issue examining different ways to understand a journal’s impact. Academic Medicine continues to strive for excellence in every measure, and we appreciate your support along the way!