Google Scholar Metrics Ranks JACC #1 in Cardiology
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) ranks #1 among cardiology journals and #8 among health and medical science journals based on the 2018 Google Scholar Metrics released this month.
JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions and JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging also received high rankings among cardiology journals – #6 and #12 respectively.
Google Scholar Metrics aim to provide authors with a streamlined way to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Journals are ordered by their five-year h-index and h-median metrics.
Google Scholar scored JACC’s h5-index as 180, with an h5-median of 268 in the cardiology category.
The 2018 metrics are based on articles published from 2013–2017, and the metrics include citations from all articles indexed in Google Scholar as of July 2018. By clicking on a journal’s h-index number, users can see which articles in each publication were cited the most and who cited them.
“The h-index is the primary rank for scholarship and promotion in academic medicine for individual investigators, the h5-index is the comparable metric for journals,” said JACC Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC. “JACC authors, reviewers and our editorial board should be proud of this highly significant ranking.”
More information can be found at https://scholar.google.com.