Gastroenterology journal impact factors revealed

The latest medical journal impact factor rankings have been released, showing that Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology leads the field in gastroenterology with an impact factor of 29.848

According to figures released in Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports, other high impact journals include Gut (impact factor 18.819) and Gastroenterology (17.373).

By way of comparison, the ranking of medical journals in terms of numbers of citations of articles by other peer-reviewed journals is topped by general publications such as NEJM (74.699)  and JAMA (45.540), while the Medical Journal of Australia had an impact factor of 6.112.

The rankings for the top 10 gastroenterology journals are:

  • Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology 29.848
  • Gut 19.819
  • Gastroenterology 17.373
  • Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology 14.789
  • American Journal of Gastroenterology 10.171
  • Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis 8.658
  • Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 8.549
  • Gut Microbes 7.740
  • Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 7.515
  • Journal of Gastroenterology 6.132

According to Clarivate, the annual JCR impact factor is a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. Thus, the impact factor of a journal is calculated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.

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