APA Reviews Celebrate Latest Impact Factors

Clarivate Analytics has released the latest edition of its Journal citation reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2022), which provide the latest journal impact factors. An impact factor is a bibliometric calculation that describes the level of importance of a journal’s published output on the scientific literature by measuring how much the work it publishes is cited by others.

The American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP) remains an elite publication in all of science, since this year its impact factor exceeded 19. The score can be interpreted as an average, where each article published by the journal during the reference period (i.e. over the years 2019 and 2020) was cited by more than 19 papers in 2021. This impact factor score ranks AJP among the highest not only in the psychiatry category, but also among the 21,430 journals indexed in scientific, technical, engineering, and medical publications. AJPThe impact factor of 19.242 places it in the top 200 of all journal titles, ahead of 99% of the rest of the publishing world.

The new impact factor for Psychiatric services rose above 4 at 4.157. Of the journals included in the Health Policy & Services category, Psychiatric Services is the highest ranked mental health journal. Psychiatric Services is also now the #1 mental health journal in the Public, Environmental and Occupational Health category.

The impact factor for the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience rose this year to 2,891, its highest since 1999. ■