The Journal of Trauma Nursing has received an
Impact Factor (IF) rating!
We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Trauma Nursing has just received an Impact Factor rating of .0556! This is a major accomplishment for the journal and certainly reflects the high quality and relevance of the manuscripts that we publish. JTN's mission is to provide original articles and information that reflect the practice of trauma nursing in the areas of clinical practice, education, health policy and research. The Journal of Trauma Nursing now ranks 99 of 116 journals that are included in the Social Sciences Index. The achievement of this rating is an impressive success for the journal and greatly enhances our publication. The Impact Factor is now visible on the JTN website.
The Impact factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past two years have been cited in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). The JCR impact factor is a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. The JCR provides quantitative tools for ranking, evaluating, categorizing, and comparing journals. The impact factor is one of these tools. It is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year or time period. Once assigned to a journal, the Impact Factor rating will be updated every year. The impact factor is often used in conjunction with other journal considerations such as peer review, productivity, and subject specialty citation rates.