Homeopathy journal gets an Impact Factor
16 July 2009
The Faculty’s journal, Homeopathy, has achieved an Impact Factor for the first time.
Impact Factors (IFs) are published by Thomson Reuters and are designed to measure how often articles from a journal are cited in a particular year. The IF is often used as an indication of the relative importance of a journal in its field.
Homeopathy journal has achieved a 2008 Impact Factor of 1.041. This is a measure of citations in 2008 of articles published in 2007 and 2006, divided by the number of source items in 2007 and 2006. This IF puts Homeopathy just outside the top ten international journals in Thomson Reuters’ Integrative and Complementary Medicine category. The top journal in the category has an IF of 2.808.
Editor-in-Chief Dr Peter Fisher comments: “This is a tribute to authors whose high quality work has been published in Homeopathy. Now that we have an Impact Factor, we should see an increase in the number and quality of papers submitted for publication.”
For comparison, the medical journal with the highest IF is the New England Medical Journal (about 35). The Lancet’s IF is around 28.
Homeopathy journal on sciencedirect.com: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14754916