Review of Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2015

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Title: Review of Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2015
Authors: Pennell, DJ
Baksi, AJ
Prasad, SK
Mohiaddin, RH
Alpendurada, F
Babu-Narayan, SV
Schneider, JE
Firmin, DN
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: There were 116 articles published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR) in 2015, which is a 14 % increase on the 102 articles published in 2014. The quality of the submissions continues to increase. The 2015 JCMR Impact Factor (which is published in June 2016) rose to 5.75 from 4.72 for 2014 (as published in June 2015), which is the highest impact factor ever recorded for JCMR. The 2015 impact factor means that the JCMR papers that were published in 2013 and 2014 were cited on average 5.75 times in 2015. The impact factor undergoes natural variation according to citation rates of papers in the 2 years following publication, and is significantly influenced by highly cited papers such as official reports. However, the progress of the journal's impact over the last 5 years has been impressive. Our acceptance rate is <25 % and has been falling because the number of articles being submitted has been increasing. In accordance with Open-Access publishing, the JCMR articles go on-line as they are accepted with no collating of the articles into sections or special thematic issues. For this reason, the Editors have felt that it is useful once per calendar year to summarize the papers for the readership into broad areas of interest or theme, so that areas of interest can be reviewed in a single article in relation to each other and other recent JCMR articles. The papers are presented in broad themes and set in context with related literature and previously published JCMR papers to guide continuity of thought in the journal. We hope that you find the open-access system increases wider reading and citation of your papers, and that you will continue to send your quality papers to JCMR for publication.
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2016
Date of Acceptance: 2-Nov-2016
ISSN: 1532-429X
Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Volume: 18
Issue: 86
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Keywords: Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
1102 Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology
Publication Status: Published
Conference Place: England
Appears in Collections:National Heart and Lung Institute
Faculty of Medicine

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