Gastroenterology, CGH Receive 2012 Impact Factors
The much anticipated 2012 impact factors have been released and both AGA journals maintained their strong standing. In a field of 74 gastroenterology and hepatology journals, Gastroenterology retained its number one ranking, with an impact factor of 12.8, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH) stayed steady at a ranking of eight, with an impact factor of 6.6. The five-year impact factor for Gastroenterology is 12.8, which is the highest among all of the journals in the field; CGH’s five-year impact factor is very strong as well at 6.1.
The impact factor is the number of citations a journal receives in a given year to articles published in the two previous years. In 2012, papers published in 2010 and 2011 were very highly cited — Gastroenterology received nearly 10,000 citations and CGH received just under 1,800 citations. Both journals also had outstanding immediacy indices — a measure of how quickly a journal’s content is published.
These solid standings are a testament to the quality of science the AGA journals publish and to the impact they have on the GI research community. The journals remain committed to disseminating the top research in the field, in addition to offering a multitude of added-value content such as podcasts, videos, resource centers and social media.
Gastroenterology and CGH will continue to provide outstanding service to their authors, offering rigorous, fair peer review and fast decisions, making them the top destinations for research results.