ACI Receives Impact Factor
ACI, Applied Clinical Informatics (Appl Clin Inform), Schattauer Publishers’ first weekly online journal, received its first impact factor for citations to papers published in 2012 and 2011 (IF 2013 = 0.386). ACI is an official eJournal of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. ACI aims to establish a platform that allows sharing knowledge between clinical medicine and health IT specialists as well as bridging gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment.
In a media release, the publishers write: In the short time (just 5 years) since its launch as a pure digital journal in a highly specific scientific field, ACI has reached an impact factor and has been included into the study guide of the American Board of Preventive Medicine for the Clinical informatics Board examination. (http://www.theabpm.org/applicationci/ci_studyguide.pdf). In October 2012, only 2 ½ years after its inception, ACI was accepted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine for inclusion in MEDLINE. PubMed has cataloged over 200 publications from ACI, with the majority of articles available as free full-text articles in PubMed Central and open-access articles available on the journals website (http://aci.schattauer.de/). ACI has a rigorous peer review process with blinding of submissions to reduce bias. Submissions to ACI have been free for authors and are handled since its launch by the high-end submission system ©ScholarOne (©Thomson Reuters) (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/acij). These factors in conjunction with a prestigious International editorial board and reviewer community assure a professional peer review, a reduction of bias towards authors from resource rich countries, and rapid publication after acceptance of a paper.
ACI is present on Facebook with around 830 likes (https://www.facebook.com/ACIJournal) and Twitter with almost 600 followers (https://twitter.com/ACI_Journal), offering the scientific community platforms to stay in touch and be informed on recent ACI publications as well as upcoming scientific events in their field.
Redesigned web portal of the journal – Schattauer publishers have used the occasion of receiving ACI‘s first impact factor for the launch of the journal’s redesigned web-portal (http://aci.schattauer.de/) with improved user navigation.
RELATED POST (http://wp.me/pvCUS-1ZS): Dr Gunther Eysenbach, Founding Editor and Publisher of JMIR, has once again provided a thorough report on the results in his blog article, from which the material here is extracted (read his full report/analysis at http://gunther-eysenbach.blogspot.ca/2014/07/impact-factors-2013-medical-informatics.html).
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