Haematology journal impact factors revealed

The latest impact factors for medical journals have been released showing  that American Society of Hematology’s Blood is the top of the rankings in the haematology specialty.

According to figures released in Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports. Blood had an impact factor 17.543.

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 major publications such as NEJM (74.699), The Lancet (60.392) and JAMA (45.540). Some oncology journals also scored very highly  with titles such as Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology (53.276), Lancet Oncology (33.752) and Journal of Clinical Oncology (32.956) leading the way. The  Medical Journal of Australia had an impact factor of 6.112.

The top rankings for haematology journals include:

  • Blood 17.543
  • Journal of Hematology and Oncology 11.059
  • Lancet Haematology 10.406
  • Blood Cancer Journal 8.023
  • Hematologica 7.116
  • American Journal of Haematology 6.973
  • Critical Reviews in Oncology Hematology  5.833
  • British Journal of Haematology 5.518
  • Blood Advances 4.584
  • Thrombosis and Haemostasis 4.379
  • Seminars in Hematology 4.379
  • Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis 4.157
  • Blood Transfusion 3.662
  • Thrombosis Journal 2.295
  • Thrombosis Research 2.869
  • Vox Sanguinis 2.347

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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