Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Receives Its Highest Impact Factor Rating
ASCRS is pleased to announce its official journal, the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS), increased in its Impact Factor (IF) to rank 12, its highest IF ever, out of 56 in the ophthalmology journal category. According to the 2015 IF results released June 13, JCRS saw an increase of 11 percent.
Academic journal IFs measure the relative importance of journals within their fields, calculated by the average number of citations received per paper published in a journal during the two preceding years. With a 2.72 IF in 2014, the newly released 2015 results indicated JCRS now has a 3.02 IF with a total of 12,057 citations and 336 noted citable items. JCRS now also places 34 out of 199 total surgery journals.
“Journals with a higher IF are felt to be more important than those with lower IFs,” says Nick Mamalis, MD, the editor of JCRS. “This highest IF ever reflects the ever increasing reputation of the JCRS as an academic ophthalmic journal and the premier journal for cataract and refractive surgeons.”
Also the official journal of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), JCRS is a preeminent peer-reviewed monthly ophthalmology publication that features high-quality articles on all aspects of anterior segment surgery. First released in May 1975, the journal now includes a consultation section, practical techniques, important cases, reviews, clinical studies, and laboratory science articles.
More information on JCRS and the opportunity to request a free trial issue can be found at jcrsjournal.org.