New JTV Impact Factor released

The 2013 impact factor of the Journal of Tissue Viability has just been released. It now stands at 1.812 (up from 1.176 in 2012), which ranks the Journal 11th out of 106 within the Thomson ISI Nursing Category. This is a very impressive result and represents a jump up of 21 places in the Nursing journal ranking. Within the Dermatology category the JTV now ranks 24th out of 61, a jump of 11 places.

The new impact factor means that your Journal is making a real difference, being used by researchers and clinicians in their work. It is really good news and has attracted international congratulations, particularly for the JTV’s editor Professor Dan Bader and deputy editor Dr Lisette Schoonhoven:

“Wonderful! Compliments to Dan for leading to this very impressive achievement, within a relatively short period. It is exciting to see that not only the Journal, but also the entire field, matures so nicely.” Amit Gefen (Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University)
“That is really excellent, congratulations.” Marco Romanelli (President Elect of World Union of Wound Healing Societies)
“Congratulations to all for this outcome. It is evidence of an excellent product.” Jillian Swaine (Associate Professor in the Institute for Health Research, University of Western Australia)

If the term ‘impact factor’ doesn’t mean a great deal to you, here is an explanation from Trustee Professor Andrea Nelson:

An impact factor of more than one is absolutely essential for us to attract people working in academic settings to submit their work for consideration in the Journal.  In short, if you work in a university the first thing your supervisor asks you is where are you going to publish the work and what is the impact factor of that journal?

The International Wound Journal has an impact factor of about 1.6, and the journal Wound Repair and Regeneration has an impact factor of 2+. The vast majority of nursing journals have impact factors of less than one, with the top ones including Journal of Advanced Nursing and Advances in Skin & Wound Care at around 1.5, and International Journal of Nursing Studies is above 2.  So we are in some very good company with an impact factor of above one, and this should attract more papers, which in turn should also increase our impact factor!