Each year, the impact factor of PM&R—your Academy’s official scientific journal—has continued to increase. This year is no exception! We are happy to announce that PM&R just received its 2018 Impact Factor of 1.902—the highest impact factor for PM&R to date. The Journal Impact Factor (Journal Citation Reports, Clarivate Analytics, 2018) is a citation metric that provides a relative measure of the quality of papers published. It is a ratio of the total number of citations received in a given year relative to the number of papers published during the 2 preceding years.
This new milestone further elevates PM&R's stature among the best-of-the-best prestigious scientific journals, while continuing to promote the important work of physiatry.
The Academy launched this peer-reviewed journal in 2009 specifically for the physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. PM&R was selected for MEDLINE indexing later that year. The goal of the publication is to advance education and impact the specialty through the timely delivery of clinically-relevant and evidence-based research and review information.