Elsevier, publisher of ISSM’s Journals recently announced the release of Impact Factors for various scientific journals published in the “Urology and Nephrology” category. Impact Factor is a ratio of the citations to a journal in the most recent year to a count of articles and reviews published in the journal in the prior two years. In the report, ISSM’s Journal of Sexual Medicine had an Impact Factor of 3.649 in 2018 (up from 3.339 in 2017!). The Journal of Sexual Medicine’s Impact Factor rated in the top 17% in the “Urology and Nephrology category.
As Sexual Medicine Reviews (SMR) is in the process of obtaining an Impact Factor, we measure the SMR’s citation impact through CiteScore™ metrics. CiteScore™ metrics are a comprehensive, transparent, current, and free set of metrics that measure a journal‘s citation impact. The CiteScores 2018, powered by Scopus, have also been released, and the CiteScore for SMR is 3.11. The CiteScore 2018 measures the average number of citations received in 2017 to documents published in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
ISSM’s Open Access journal Sexual Medicine saw a very slight decline from 1.457 in 2017 to 1.444 in 2018.