The new impact factors for the AAAAI's journals are...

Dr. PedenDear Colleagues,

The 2016 impact factors have been announced and the AAAAI has more reasons to celebrate its journals. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) has risen to a new high of 13.081, while The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice (JACI: In Practice) has followed up last year’s inaugural impact factor with a very strong 5.317.

What is an impact factor? An impact factor is a performance benchmark among scholarly publications that measures how often its contents are cited over a particular period. More specifically, each AAAAI journal’s 2016 impact factor counts the number of citations in 2016 of articles that were published in 2014 and 2015.

Every year we like to share notable statistics about the latest impact factors. Here are a few that illustrate the high quality of our journals:
•    JACI remains the number one journal—out of 26—in the "Allergy" category of the Journal Citation Reports published by Clarivate.
•    In the "Immunology" category, which has 150 journals, JACI is number six.
•    JACI had 46,218 total citations in 2016 (compared to 41,392 in 2015), making it the most-cited allergy and clinical immunology journal.
•    JACI: In Practice rose to number three out of the 26 journals in the “Allergy” category. Last year it occupied the number five spot.
•    JACI: In Practice is ranked number 27 out of the 150 journals in the “Immunology” category.
•    JACI: In Practice also saw an increase in its number of citations. It had 1,653 total citations in 2016 compared to 1,062 in 2015.

Congratulations to the JACI and JACI: In Practice teams, including JACI Co-Editors-in-Chief Cezmi A. Akdis, MD, FAAAAI, and Zuhair K. Ballas, MD, FAAAAI; JACI Deputy Editor Stanley J. Szefler, MD, FAAAAI; all of the JACI Associate Editors; JACI: In Practice Editor-in-Chief Michael Schatz, MD, MS, FAAAAI; JACI: In Practice Deputy Editor Robert S. Zeiger, MD, PhD, FAAAAI; and JACI: In Practice Associate Editor Scott H. Sicherer, MD, FAAAAI.

I would be remiss if I did not also congratulate and thank former JACI Editor-in-Chief Donald Y.M. Leung, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, who was still in the midst of his term during 2014 and 2015.

It’s a testament to the hard work of the journal teams that JACI has achieved a new high with its impact factor and that JACI: In Practice has remained over five for the second year—a remarkable achievement for such a young journal. Join me in sharing this proud moment for the AAAAI and our specialty.

David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI
AAAAI President
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