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Impact Factors

ESC journals 2021 - Impact Factors released in June 2022

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.



To celebrate the 2021 Impact Factors release, we have curated the most-cited articles from the past two years. Explore them now.

The 2011 to 2021 Impact Factors are listed below for each of our qualifying journals.

 TITLE 2011 2012  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
European Heart Journal 10.478 14.097  14.723 15.203 15.064 20.212 23.425 24.889 22.673
29.983 35.855
Cardiovascular Research 6.064 5.940  5.808 5.940  5.465 5.878   6.290 7.014 8.168
10.787 13.081
European Heart Journal Supplements 2.681 5.065  5.640 1.000 0.455 0.896  0.418  1.321 1.655
1.803 1.624
European Journal of Heart Failure 4.896 5.247  6.577 6.526  5.135  6.968 10.683  12.129 11.627
 15.534 17.349
ESC Heart Failure               3.407 3.902
4.411
3.612
 EuroIntervention 3.285 3.173  3.758 3.769  3.863  5.165  4.417 4.018 3.993
6.534 7.728
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2.634 3.903  2.675 3.319  3.361 3.606  4.542  5.640 5.864
7.804 8.526
European Heart Journal: Cardiovascular Imaging 2.317 2.394  3.669 4.105  4.293  5.990  8.336  5.260 4.841
6.875  9.13
EP - Europace 1.980 2.765  3.050 3.670  4.021  4.521 5.231  5.047 4.045
5.214  5.486
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 1.711 2.042  1.828 1.876  2.491  2.763 2.651  2.497 2.296
3.908  3.593
European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy                6.723 6.696
 6.617 11.177
European Heart Journal-Acute Cardiovascular Care                3.734 3.813 4.696 4.766
European Heart Journal-Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes                   4.37 7.064
 

Twelve of the ESC journal family titles owned by the ESC, plus EuroIntervention owned by the Europa Organisation, are found within the Journal Citation Reports managed by Clarivate.