Thomson Reuters has released its Impact Factor rankings for 2015 this week, and Gastroenterology remains the highest-ranked journal in GI and hepatology, with an impact factor of 18.187. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH) follows closely behind, with an impact factor of 7.680.
For the second consecutive year, Gastroenterology reached an all-time high impact factor and remains as the highest-ranked of 78 journals in the category of gastroenterology and hepatology. CGH maintained seventh place in that field. The impact factor measures the number of citations that articles receive and is widely regarded as the most important measure of scientific journals’ influence.
“While the impact factor should not be used to evaluate the quality of scientific research that is published in a given journal, we are thrilled by the just-released numbers,” said Bishr Omary, PhD, MD, editor-in-chief of Gastroenterology from 2011 to 2016. “Credit goes to our authors, reviewers, editors and journal staff, who help us to publish the highest quality research, reviews, and special sections that encompass all the sub-disciplines of our field.”
Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH, editor-in-chief of CGH, said “We are pleased that CGH has continued to do exceptionally well, especially during a time when the number of papers published at CGH has increased. The board of editors and editorial staff deserve a lot of credit in making the journal thicker as well as more readable and highly citable. CGH is also now the most-read journal in our specialty for clinical practice information.”
The American Gastroenterological Association congratulates and thanks the respective board of editors at Gastroenterology and CGH for guiding the journals to these excellent results.