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WASHINGTON (Jun 13, 2016) -
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)remains the top journal in cardiology according to impact factor, a measure of its importance in terms of citations in other research, according to rankings released by Thomson Reuters today.
JACC's impact factor for 2015 is 17.759, making it the highest impact cardiology journal for 2015 among those indexed in the Journal Citation Reports. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging has an impact of 7.815, making it No. 6 in cardiology. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions has an impact of 7.630, making it the seventh best among cardiovascular journals in 2015, and JACC: Heart Failure, in its first year to be eligible for inclusion, ranks ninth in cardiology with an impact of 7.218.
Impact factor for a given year is a ratio of the number of items published in a journal in the previous two years that were cited in the year to the number of citable items published in a journal during the previous two years.
The 2015 impact factor reflects articles published in 2013 and 2014, a period when JACC was under the leadership of Anthony DeMaria, M.D., MACC, and then Valentin Fuster, M.D., MACC, who took the helm in July of 2014.
The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit acc.org.