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JNC Impact Factor Soars

ASNC's esteemed peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Nuclear Cardiology (JNC), achieved a new high this spring when the Journal Citation Report (JCR) released its annual impact factor reports. JNC's current impact factor is now at the highest in its 24-year history and is rapidly climbing the charts in two journal categories.
The impact factor is the publishing industry's key metric, as it ranks journals based on how often their recent publications are cited. In the highly competitive medical journal arena, the impact factor is a signal of how journals are advancing their field and garnering the attention of specialty researchers.
JNC's 2016 impact factor is 3.930, up more than a full point over its 2015 score of 2.929, announced Editor-in-Chief Ami E. Iskandrian, MD, PhD, MACC, MASNC, who credits the accomplishment to his team, who have their pulse on the needs and interests of the cardiovascular community.
“Although we believe the impact of the Journal is more important than the impact factor, it remains an important achievement and milestone,” says Dr. Iskandrian. “The reason for the dramatic rise is not one factor but rather the cumulative effect of many changes as well as the quality of the editors and publication committee members, who have international recognition for their seminal contributions and are well respected for their integrity and academic excellence. This team includes for the first time a statistical consultant in recognition of the need to review the ever-expanding nature of statistical methods used.”
In addition to achieving new heights on the impact factor score, JNC's success is also evidenced by its ascent on not one, but two, JCR categorical rankings reports. JNC now ranks 17th out of 126 current journals, up from the 27th position in the 2015 impact factor rankings in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging category. In Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems, JNC rose from 49th to 38th position.
“The many changes we've made have collectively almost doubled the submissions,” adds Dr. Iskandrian. Our policy of timely reviews and fair decisions have encouraged authors to submit their best contributions from around the globe as the Journal is truly international. I'm grateful to my team; to leaders of ASNC; to the publisher, Springer; and to our readers. This is truly a team effort.”