I am thrilled to announce that the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine received an Impact Factor of 3.429, according to the 2016 Journal Citation Reports®, and a 5-year Impact Factor of 4.067, the highest it has ever been.
While the Impact Factor is a useful indicator of whether or not the journal content is being circulated and used by scientific investigators, it is not the only criteria for a successful scientific journal. As the official, peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine strives to publish original scientific investigations, reviews, case reports and commentaries that are applicable and relevant to members and those who clinically diagnose and treat sleep disorders.
For this reason, another important metric is whether or not content published by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is being seen and read. A 25% increase in web traffic over the past year suggests that the articles published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine are relevant and reaching a larger audience than ever before. Considering our mission, this is perhaps even more significant than a high Impact Factor.
In light of this great news, I’d like to remind you to consider the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine when looking for journals to publish your research. Thank you for your continued support — for reading, contributing to, and sharing the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Nancy A. Collop, MD, FAASM