American Surgeon
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

American Surgeon

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00031348, 15559823
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.
History: 1951-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The Southeastern Surgical Congress owns and publishes THE AMERICAN SURGEON monthly.It is the official journal of the Congress and the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, which all members receive each month. The journal brings up to date clinical advances in surgical knowledge in a popular reference format.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

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.


American Surgeon
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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American Surgeon
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    0.93 0.877 0.852
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.713 0.755 0.783
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.537 0.609 0.648
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.505 0.594 0.644
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.644 0.77 0.819
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.677 0.801 0.832
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.804 0.86 0.862
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    0.88 0.944 0.984
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    0.914 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.945 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    0.823 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    0.875 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.093 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.114 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.187 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.418 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.555 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.404 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.276 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.339 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1.657 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    1.467 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.281 NA NA
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Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

American Surgeon

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


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H-Index History