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Impact Factor of JGIM
Springer is pleased to report that Thomson Reuters (ISI) has recently enhanced the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) with the release of a Five-Year Impact Factor. The Five-year Journal Impact Factor is the average number of citations per article for articles published during the five preceding years. It is calculated by taking the number of citations the journal has received in the five preceding years and dividing that by the total number of articles published in those five years. For example, the current Five-Year Impact Factor (JCR 2010) was calculated by dividing the number of 2010 citations to articles published in 2005-2009.

This Five-Year Impact Factor will expand one's evaluative perspective on scholarly journals, providing a more thorough and well-rounded overview of the impact and influence of a journal. For many fields, the influence of published research evolves over a longer period of time, and for journals in these fields, a base of five years may be more appropriate. The Five-year Impact Factor for Journal of General Internal Medicine is 3.623

Of 151 journals in the "general and internal medicine" category in 2010, JGIM ranks:

  • Impact factor: 25th (# of citations in 2010 divided by number of articles published in 2008 and 2009)
  • 5-year impact factor: 18th (# of citations in 2010 divided # of articles published in 2005-2009)