2019 Impact Factor expected for JMIR Mental Health

Update: This is an archived post. The most up-to-date impact factor news for JMIR journals is based on the Journal Citation Reports released in June 2020 in which JMIR Mental Health received an inaugural impact factor of 3.54

(Toronto, Aug 29, 2019) Clarivate Analytics has now confirmed that JMIR Mental Health has (finally) been admitted to SCIE/JCR (Web of Science), meaning that it will receive its first official 2019 Impact Factor, to be released by Clarivate in June 2020, reflecting the number of citations in 2019 to articles published in 2018 or 2017. 

We expect the IF to place the journal in the top 25% of journals in its' categories (Q1).

We remind our readers that - while the impact factor is an important metric for journal publishers, editors, and libraries to identify leading journals -, Clarivate employs extremely intransparent processes to select journals for evaluation and it took 8 years for JMIR Mental Health to be finally indexed; thus, the absence of an impact factor should not be interpreted as a journal not being influential - it simply reflects the frustrating lack of timeliness of this metric. Thus, we do not support misuse of the impact factor for the evaluation of individual works, researchers, or institutions (see DORA principles and What is Impact Factor misuse?).