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Impact Factors

ESC Journals 2014 Impact Factors released 19 June 2015

The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. Impact factors are calculated yearly for those journals that are indexed in the Journal Citation Reports.

Eight of the ESC Journal Family titles owned by the ESC, plus EuroIntervention owned by the Europa Organisation, are within the Journal Citation Reports managed by Thomson Reuters.

2011 to 2014 Impact Factors are listed below for each of our qualifying journals (EHJ: Acute Cardiovascular Care, EHJ: Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy and EHJ: Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes are young or new titles awaiting JCR inclusion):

 TITLE 2011 2012  2013 2014
 European Heart Journal 10.478 14.097  14.723 15.203
 Cardiovascular Research 6.064 5.940  5.808 5.940
 European Heart Journal Supplements 2.681 5.065  5.640 tbc
 European Journal of Heart Failure 4.896 5.247  6.577 6.526
 EuroIntervention 3.285 3.173  3.758 3.769
 European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2.634 3.903  2.675 3.319
 European Heart Journal:Cardiovascular Imaging 2.317 2.394  3.669 4.105
 EP - Europace 1.980 2.765  3.050 3.670
 European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 1.711 2.042  1.828 1.876