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September 2022 - Volume 42 - Issue 5

  • Leonard A. Kaminsky, PhD
  • 1932-7501
  • 1932-751x
  • 6 issues / year
  • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems 67/143 (54%ile)
  • 3.646
    24/129 (81%ile)
    42/115 (63%ile)


I am pleased to inform you of the Journal's new Impact Factor of 3.646, which is a 75% improvement from last year.  JCRP is now in the second quartile of journals in the Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems category per Clarivate. The Journal's new CiteScore per Scopus also showed a 62% improvement to a new value of 3.9.  JCRP ranks in the 81st percentile in the Rehabilitation Journal category and in the 63rd percentile in the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine Journals category.  Although the value and importance of JCRP is not solely evaluated by these citation scores, these new higher rankings are notable indicators of the quality of research and information presented in the Journal.

Another exciting update is the increased recognition JCRP articles are receiving as evidenced by the Altmetric Score.   I want to acknowledge our Digital Media Editor, Dr. Brittany Overstreet, for her work in publicizing all of the articles on the JCRP social media platforms of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Three examples are the articles by Gaalema et al (July 2022 issue), Babu et al (May 2022 issue), and Ganeshan et al (September 2022 issue) which have Altmetric Scores of 78, 81, and 107 respectively.  These articles have been reported by multiple news outlets. 

The September issue of JCRP leads off with three informative reviews, one related to patients with heart failure participating in Cardiac Rehabilitation; the second on resistance training for patients participating in Cardiac Rehabilitation, and the third on patients with sleep disorders participating in Cardiac Rehabilitation.  The Cardiac Rehabilitation section includes three additional articles including the importance for patients with heart failure, for those 80 years of age or older, and the value of hybrid or virtual programs.  The article in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation section presents interesting findings related to cardiorespiratory fitness and inflammation and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  This issue also includes two reports related to exercise prescription by patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation and report on Reference Standards for Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Brazil in the Prevention section.  The issue also has three interesting and timely Research Letters and an Infographic related to the effects of carbon monoxide for patients with cardiovascular disease.  

I am confident you will find this issue packed with information that will be helpful to both researchers and clinicians, including the useful Literature Review section.

I encourage you to use the links on the web site to share these excellent articles with your colleagues whether by traditional email or using our social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Enjoy the September 2022 issue and maybe I will see you at the 37th Annual AACVPR meeting in West Palm Beach, September 21-23!  If you can't attend in person, there will be recordings of the sessions available after the meeting.​

   -Lenny Kaminsky, PhD, FAACVPR, Editor-in-Chief