JMIR mHealth and uHealth remains a leading digital health journal with new impact factor of 4.301

Update: This is an archived post. The most up-to-date impact factor news for JMIR journals is based on the Journal Citation Reports released in June 2020 in which JMU received an impact factor of 4.31

(Philadelphia/Toronto, June 26, 2019) We are excited to announce that, according to the newly released Clarivate Journal Impact Factors published in the 2019 Journal Citations Report (JCR), JMIR Publications’ journals continue to not only rank among the top digital health journals, but lead the field, with 4 journals ranked among the top 8 according to the Clarivate Medical Informatics / digital health journals category ranking.

J Med Internet Res remains #1 in the digital health category with a journal impact factor of almost 5 (4.945) and JMIR mHealth and uHealth remains #2 with a journal impact factor of 4.301. The JMIR journals lead the entire field and remain ahead of other journals such as JAMIA (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association) or  IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

“We expect the impact factor of JMIR mHealth and uHealth to rise sharply over the next couple of years, perhaps even surpass J Med Internet Res” says Gunther Eysenbach, publisher at JMIR Publications. “With our new journal JMIR Formative Research, which is an excellent choice to submit early stage mHealth papers, including design and preliminary pilot studies, JMIR mHealth and uHealth will be able to be even more selective and only publish the top work coming out of the mobile health space."

In its second year with an impact factor, JMIR Serious Games has seen an impressive increase to 3.351, with the journal leading all games-related journals ranked in SCIE.

Finally, we are very proud that JMIR Medical Informatics has finally received an impressive inaugural impact factor of 3.188, which puts it into Q2 of this category and leaving other well established journals in the dust, including Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Impact Factor 2.990), International Journal of Medical Informatics (2.731), Journal of Medical Systems (2.415), Health Informatics Journal (2.297), BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (2.067), and the two IMIA journals Applied Medical Informatics (1.306) and Methods of Information in Medicine (1.024), which were in the past excluded from the JCR ranking due to citation stacking (citation cartel).

Npj Digital Medicine and Lancet Digital Health are new entrants in the space but have no impact factor yet.

JMIR Publications - now with a portfolio of almost 30 journals - strives to help leaders in the health technology space disseminate their ideas and research results. We take pride in our stringent peer-review and editing processes that ensure the research we publish is always of the highest quality. We thank our editors and reviewers who help us to succeed in these goals. But most importantly, our authors, who continue to share their unique and ground-breaking research with us and the public, deserve the main credit - it is them who are making JMIR journals the top journals in digital health by deciding to send their best paper to a JMIR journal, and who made JMIR Publications the uncontested leading publisher in the digital health space.

While we are proud of our impact factors for these four journals, we do want to stress that impact factors are not the only metric to gauge the influence and quality of a journal. While not all JMIR Publications’ journals have impact factors yet, we have the same quality expectations and processes for all our journals - all papers undergo a thorough peer-review process, and all applicable journals are indexed in PubMed. 

Submit your paper today at JMIR - and celebrate our 20th anniversary and our new top impact factors with us by publishing a paper in a JMIR journal!