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 JMIR Serious Games received an impact factor of 3.53.
(Philadelphia/Toronto, June 26, 2019) For the second year in a row, JMIR Serious Games receives a journal impact that places it as the top games-related journal of those ranked in SCIE. JMIR Serious Games has received a journal impact factor of 3.351, which is a significant improvement from last year. For comparison, the runner-up, Games for Health Journal, has an impact factor of only 1.782.
In other news, 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.
JMIR Serious Games also remains one of the leading journals in the entire digital health category according to impact factor.
JMIR Publications - with now 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 Serious Games - and celebrate our 20th anniversary and our new top impact factors with us by publishing a paper in a JMIR journal!