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Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10755535
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
History: 1995-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Paradigm, Practice, and Policy Advancing Integrative Health is the leading peer-reviewed journal providing scientific research for the evaluation and integration of complementary and alternative medicine into mainstream medical practice. The Journal delivers original research that directly impacts patient care therapies, protocols, and strategies, ultimately improving the quality of healing. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine coverage includes: -Botanical Medicine -Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine -Other Traditional Medicine Practices -Mind-Body Medicine -Nutrition and Dietary Supplements -Integrative Health / Medicine -Yoga -Ayurveda -Naturopathy -Creative Arts Therapies -Integrative Whole Systems / Whole Practices -Homeopathy -Tai Chi -Qi Gong -Massage Therapy -Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine -Integrative Cost Studies / Comparative Effectiveness -Neurostimulation -Integrative Biophysics

Journal of Alternative and Complementary 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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Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 1.819
  • 2017 Impact Factor 1.584
  • 2016 Impact Factor 1.676
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.636
  • 2014 Impact Factor 2.143
  • 2013 Impact Factor 2.050
  • 2012 Impact Factor 2.126
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.239
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.034
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.235
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.885
  • 2007 Impact Factor 1.972
  • 2006 Impact Factor 1.477
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.594
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.792
  • 2003 Impact Factor 1.222
  • 2002 Impact Factor 1.230
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.070
  • 2000 Impact Factor 0.981
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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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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


Journal of Alternative and Complementary 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.