The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry's impact factor has reached an historic high of 4.131 for 2012, according to Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports®, jumping from 3.64 for 2011. The AJGP is now ranked 25 of 135 journals in psychiatry and 7 of 46 journals in geriatrics/gerontology. Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Dilip V. Jeste, MD, and the entire editorial team!
A journal's impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which an average article in that journal has been cited in a particular year. Jeste explained, "It helps in evaluating a journal's relative importance, especially in comparing it to others in the same field." The impact factor for any given year is derived by dividing the number of citations to articles in that journal during the previous year by the number of articles published during the previous two years.
"This record-high impact factor reflects the talent and dedication that Dilip Jeste and the editorial board devote to the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, and the work they've done to create a first-class publication," AAGP President David C. Steffens, MD, MHS, said.
Jeste commented, "The AJGP has been a true team work. It is an honor for me to work with esteemed colleagues at all levels–editorial board, deputy editors, triage editors, reviewers, authors, AAGP leadership and staff, and the publisher staff."
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