JNC Reaches New Heights as Impact Factor Tops Previous
For the fourth consecutive year, the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology's (JNC) impact factor has continued to climb, now exceeding all of the Journal's previous rankings. “Our impact factor is now the highest in the history of the Journal,” says JNC Editor-in-Chief Ami E. Iskandrian, MD, PhD, MASNC. “Amongst Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical imaging journals, the 18 journals before us are either multi-organ or multi-imaging modality journals or journals of no interest to our readers.”The 2018 impact factor data, released by Journal Citation Reports in mid-June, revealed that JNC's impact factor had increased to 4.112, up from 4.011 in 2017, based largely on the growing number of citations and diversification of sources referencing JNC articles. “We have virtually doubled the number of citations per year in three years,” adds Dr. Iskandrian. “This is a tremendous accomplishment!”
As Dr. Iskandrian notes, JNC is rapidly moving up the charts in multiple categories, including “Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging,” where JNC achieved 19th place in this year's report, up from 22nd last year. In the vast and diverse “Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems” category, JNC ranked 39th out of 136, up from 42nd out of 123rd last year.
“JNC is an essential resource for nuclear cardiology teams,” says ASNC 2019 President Rob Beanlands, MD, FASNC. “These impact data validate what our member surveys have consistently demonstrated that JNC is an invaluable benefit of membership, supporting daily practice and advancing the science of nuclear cardiology. I hope all ASNC members will share this terrific news and encourage their colleagues to join ASNC so they, too, will receive JNC as well as other membership benefits.”