July 14, 2021

JACR Impact Factor Jumps 33 Percent

Continues Upward Trend
According to the new 2021 Journal Citation Report, the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) has moved up to number 19 in the “impact factor” rankings of 128 radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging journals.

Impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of a journal’s articles cited in scientific journals by the total number of citable articles published in the prior two years. The JACR earned a 2020 impact factor of 5.532, up from 4.268 in 2019. This is JACR’s ninth consecutive yearly impact factor increase — rising 33% from the previous year.

“The JACR’s continued rise in rankings and impact reflects our ongoing commitment to deliver the highest quality content from the leading experts,” said Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, editor-in-chief of the JACR. “From COVID-19 to corporatization, we deliver reliable and trustworthy information to advance patient care and practice management. We also have expanded our offerings for the private practitioner to ensure that we meet the needs of all of our readers.”

The JACR was previously ranked number 20 in the 2019 radiology journal impact factor rankings.