Elsevier Announces Impact Factor for Sexual Medicine

June 24, 2016

Elsevier has announced the release of the first impact factor for Sexual Medicine, the ISSM’s open access journal. The journal’s 2015 impact factor is 1.188.

Sexual Medicine also ranks 78th out of 151 journals in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016) “Medicine, General and Internal” subject category.

A journal’s impact factor reflects the number of times that journal’s articles have been cited in a given time period. It is often viewed as an assessment of a journal’s quality and importance.

Sexual Medicine published a total of 32 articles in 2014 and 2015. During the same period, 38 citations to Sexual Medicine articles were made. The number of citations divided by the number of articles published results in an impact factor of 1.188.

Under the editorial direction of Kwangsung Park, MD, PhD, Sexual Medicine publishes multidisciplinary clinical, basic, and epidemiological research to help professionals better understand sexual function and dysfunction in diverse populations. The journal focuses particularly on papers with regional or specialty interests.

Sexual Medicine’s open access format allows for quick publication of articles, making them accessible to healthcare providers around the world.

Elsevier also publishes the ISSM’s two other print journals, the Journal of Sexual Medicine and Sexual Medicine Reviews.