It is that time of year again. The 2017 impact factors have been announced and we are extremely proud that AAAAI now has the number one and number two journals in the "Allergy" category of the Journal Citation Reports published by Clarivate. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) has risen to a new high of 13.258 and The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice (JACI: In Practice) has seen an incredible increase to 6.966. It is truly a milestone for both journals to hit these impact factor numbers, especially considering how young of a journal JACI: In Practice still is.
For those who are not aware, 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 2017 impact factor counts the number of citations in 2017 of articles that were published in 2015 and 2016.
Here are some other notable statistics from the Journal Citation Reports:
• In the "Immunology" category, JACI maintains the number six spot while JACI: In Practice is now ranked number 21 (versus number 27 last year).
• JACI had 49,229 total citations in 2017 (compared to 46,218 in 2016), making it the most-cited allergy and clinical immunology journal once again.
• JACI: In Practice also saw an increase in its number of citations. It had 2,802 total citations in 2017 compared to 1,653 total citations in 2016.
Join me in congratulating the JACI and JACI: In Practice teams, including JACI Editor-in-Chief Zuhair K. Ballas, 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. We also congratulate the journals’ respective editorial boards and all of the authors and reviewers who help fill our journals with high quality content.
Let us all share this proud moment for the AAAAI and our specialty.
Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI