SNMMI Press Releases
June 29, 2012
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Ranks as Best Imaging Journal
Reston, Va. – The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM)—the flagship publication of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)—has once again been ranked the top medical imaging journal worldwide, according to new data released in the 2011 Journal Citation Reports©published by Thomson Reuters. This is the fourth consecutive year in which JNM has taken the top honors.
JNM—a peer-reviewed, monthly publication—earned an impact factor of 6.381, surpassing other imaging journals such as Radiology, Circulation-Cardiovascular Imaging and NeuroImage, as well as all nuclear medicine journals, including the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Seminars in Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Nuclear Medicine.
The Thomson Reuters Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) measures a journal’s impact—or significance—based on the number of article citations compared to the total number of articles published. The impact factor—a quantitative measure of the frequency with which an article in a journal is cited—is used to gauge the overall influence of a journal within scientific, professional and academic communities.
The impact factor is often used as a measure of the quality and influence of medical journals among researchers. For more than 45 years, Thomson Reuters’ ISI has provided a systematic and objective way for librarians, researchers and other decision-makers to measure influence in the global research community.
The Journal Citation Report also publishes several other measurements for journals, including the total citations, immediacy index, and five-year impact factor.
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine is available online at jnm.snmjournals.org. Print copies are available for purchase at $58 per copy. To order a copy, contact the SNM Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org telephone (703) 326-1186. A 2012 subscription to the journal—including full-color design, full access to archives, and access to articles online ahead of print—costs $281 for individuals and $645 for institutions.
About the Society of Nuclear Medicine
The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) is an international scientific and medical organization dedicated to raising public awareness about nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, a vital element of today’s medical practice that adds an additional dimension to diagnosis, changing the way common and devastating diseases are understood and treated and helping provide patients with the best health care possible.
SNM’s more than 18,000 members set the standard for molecular imaging and nuclear medicine practice by creating guidelines, sharing information through journals and meetings and leading advocacy on key issues that affect molecular imaging and therapy research and practice. For more information, visit www.snm.org.