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American Journal of Roentgenology announces historic impact factor increase

AJR dramatically increased its impact factor in 2021, rising from 3.959 to 6.582

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American Roentgen Ray Society

AJR Announces Historic Impact Factor Increase

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Leesburg, VA, July 12, 2022—The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is proud to announce that the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) dramatically increased its impact factor in 2021, rising from 3.959 to 6.582. According to the 2022 edition of Journal Citation Reports, issued by analytics firm Clarivate, AJR’s new and improved 6.582 impact factor corresponds with a rise in AJR’s ranking among 136 journals in the Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging category from number 36 to number 23, now placing the journal in the 83rd percentile in the category (an increase from the 73rd percentile in 2020 and 70th percentile in 2019).

AJR’s latest impact factor is a testament to the very high quality of work by our authors, in terms of both novelty and rigor. This growth is also an acknowledgment of the commitment and support of our many reviewers, as well as of our editorial board members” stated AJR’s 13th Editor in Chief, Andrew B. Rosenkrantz, MD. 

Overall, AJR garnered 42,199 citations in 2021, ranking “the yellow journal” fourth among all radiology journals.

Published by ARRS, AJR is one of the specialty’s leading peer-reviewed journals, publishing clinically oriented content across all imaging subspecialties and modalities relevant to radiologists’ daily practice. Founded in 1907, the journal publishes hundreds of articles annually in a diverse range of formats, including original research, reviews, clinical perspectives, editorials, and other short reports. With a worldwide circulation of some 25,000, AJR also engages its audience across a spectrum of social media and digital communication activities. 

North America’s first radiological society, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) remains dedicated to the advancement of medicine through the profession of medical imaging and its allied sciences. An international forum for progress in radiology since the discovery of the x-ray, ARRS maintains its mission of improving health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills with the world’s longest continuously published radiology journal—American Journal of Roentgenology—the ARRS Annual Meeting, InPractice magazine, topical symposia, myriad multimedia educational materials, as well as awarding scholarships via The Roentgen Fund®.


Logan K. Young, PIO

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