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American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 1073449X, 15354970
Publisher: American Thoracic Society
History: 1991, 1994-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine focuses on human biology and disease, as well as animal and in vitro studies that contribute to the understanding of pathophysiology and treatment of diseases that affect the respiratory system and critically ill patients. Papers that are solely or predominantly based in cell and molecular biology are published in the companion journal, the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. The Journal also seeks to publish clinical trials and outstanding review articles on areas of interest in several forms. The State-of-the-Art review is a treatise usually covering a broad field that brings bench research to the bedside. Shorter reviews are published as Critical Care Perspectives or Pulmonary Perspectives. These are generally focused on a more limited area and advance a concerted opinion about care for a specific process. Concise Clinical Reviews provide an evidence-based synthesis of the literature pertaining to topics of fundamental importance to the practice of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Images providing advances or unusual contributions to the field are published as Images in Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine and the Sciences.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2018 / 2019
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 12.182
  • 2017 Impact Factor 12.207
  • 2016 Impact Factor 10.998
  • 2015 Impact Factor 12.767
  • 2014 Impact Factor 13.134
  • 2013 Impact Factor 12.184
  • 2012 Impact Factor 11.983
  • 2011 Impact Factor 12.089
  • 2010 Impact Factor 11.478
  • 2009 Impact Factor 11.639
  • 2008 Impact Factor 11.005
  • 2007 Impact Factor 10.263
  • 2006 Impact Factor 9.764
  • 2005 Impact Factor 9.563
  • 2004 Impact Factor 9.063
  • 2003 Impact Factor 9.597
  • 2002 Impact Factor 6.762
  • 2001 Impact Factor 6.160
  • 2000 Impact Factor 5.496
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine


The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.