IASP eNewsletter - Aug 2014

PAIN Retains High Ranking Among Journals in Several Fields

PAIN continues to be the premier journal in the field of anesthesiology, according to the annual Thomson Reuters study, “Journal Citation Reports,” attaining an Impact Factor in 2013 of 5.836 and a five-year mark of 6.341, the top ranking during that period. The 2013 figure represents a 3.4 percent jump from 2012.

The Impact Factor measures, among other things, how often journal articles are cited during a specific period. PAINhad 30,877 citations in 2013, outdistancing its nearest competitor by more than 8,600, and published 323 articles—also tops in the anesthesiology field.

PAIN also was highly ranked in other journal categories. In the field of clinical neurology, PAIN ranked in the top 6 percent of 194 journals, and in the neurosciences category, it finished in the top 12 percent of 251 journals.

Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Francis J. Keefe as well as to PAIN’s section and associate editors, and the editorial office staff. And thanks to our authors and reviewers—and of course, to our readers. All have contributed to this outstanding achievement.