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On Friday, August 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time, JMIR will be completing a server migration to improve site stability and user experience. We expect to be back online Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Should any problems arise our technical team will be using the weekend to resolve them, and users will be able to access our site by Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern Time.

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JMIR Serious Games accepted for 2017 impact factor / SCI / JCR indexing by Clarivate Analytics

(Toronto, Jan 19th, 2018) We are thrilled to announce that JMIR Serious Games will have its inaugural "official" impact factor for 2017 released in mid-2018 by Clarivate Analytics. 

Virtual Reality in Health

Clarivate (formerly the IP division of Thomson Reuters) is in charge of the calculation and publication of "official" impact factors in the annual Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

After a rigorous evaluation process over the past 4 years,  Clarivate has admitted JMIR Serious Games into the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), and the Journal Citations Report (JCR).

The JCR to be released in June 2018 will list the official 2017 impact factor for JSG.


Update June 27, 2018: JMIR Serious Games has received its first Journal Impact Factor and it confirms JSG as leading journal! The 2017 Journal impact Factor for JSG is an impressive 2.226. This puts JMIR Serious Games at the top of gaming-related journals, ahead of (for example) the Games for Health Journal (JIF 1.876). For details and a ranking of all Games journals see here.

(Image credit: Tashjian VC, Mosadeghi S, Howard AR, Lopez M, Dupuy T, Reid M, Martinez B, Ahmed S, Dailey F, Robbins K, Rosen B, Fuller G, Danovitch I, IsHak W, Spiegel B. Virtual Reality for Management of Pain in Hospitalized Patients: Results of a Controlled Trial. JMIR Ment Health 2017;4(1):e9, cc-by)